Member Benefits

Online Community

Through our website, members have access to almost 8,000 physical therapists and physical therapy assistants to collaborate, network, and share best practices. Participate in a topical discussion or download resources from the library to help you both personally and professionally!

Special Interest Group Involvement

From specific sports to parts of the anatomy, the Academy has you covered with 13 unique special interest groups. These specialized communities provide you with content based on your interests and focus, and you can join as many or as few as you like.

Membership Directory

Connect with a professional near you or in your same area of interest through our searchable membership directory.  Organize your search by geographic region or search by name.

Academy Learning Center

The Academy's new learning management system provides members with a user-friendly interface to interact with both free and premium content.  Whether it's studying for the SCS Exam using our new SCS Study Course or watching one of the many free videos from our SIGs, there's likely something for you on the new Academy Learning Center.

Mobilize Online Community

Join the conversation about the sports physical therapy profession through our exclusive online community organized around special interest groups and profession-related topics.   Members interact with each other online, through email, and through a mobile application around topics important to the profession.  The conversation and our members await your participation on Mobilize.  Members can access Mobilize through the website

Three Academic Journals

Academy members have access to not just one journal, but three! The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, and Sports Health are available at no additional charge for Academy members.  

Continuing Education and Professional Development

Whether you participate in one of our home study courses or one of our many free virtual Academy educational sessions, there’s a lot to learn through your membership. Visit the Academy Learning Center and explore one of our many opportunities to fine-tune your skills. You also have access to Medbridge for a special discounted rate simply through your membership in the Academy.  Join us for our annual Team Concept Conference or at the APTA Combined Section Meeting.

Partner Educational Opportunities

The Academy partners with a number of products and service-based companies that in turn offer exclusive educational content for our membership.  Programs are advertised monthly in our educational e-blast and may be placed on our events schedule.  

Mentoring

Members can participate in one of our many SIG-based mentoring programs or find their own coach from our membership directory.  Our highly attended and popular TeamMates networking event during TCC and CSM continue to grow, and the Academy is currently looking for ways to take TeamMates virtual to assist in more regular and ongoing professional networking.  

Special Pricing for Academy Events

Members will see reduced tuition rates to our own Team Concept Conference as well as member-only pricing on continuing education opportunities available on the Academy Learning Center.

Volunteering and Leadership Development

Raise your hand and offer to help.  Get involved with one of our 13 Special Interest Groups or volunteer for an Academy committee, task force, or to be a mentor.  

Job Bank

Find your next job or post your open position on the Academy’s own job board. 

State Representative Network

We have a network of volunteers across the country monitoring and reporting on activities in each state to help keep the Academy informed of changes that impact you and the profession.  Find your state rep or offer to assist to help keep your Academy updated on state issues impacting the specialty.