Mission

The American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy (AASPT) provides a common forum for members of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) with an interest in sports physical therapy. We promote excellence in sports physical therapy practice, research, education, and professional development.

Vision

Our vision is to be the leader in sports physical therapy.

AASPT Objectives


  • Advance a culture of excellence in sports physical therapy practice, research, education, and professional development;

  • Promote and advance sports physical therapy across professions and in society;

  • Identify and respond to professional issues concerning sports physical therapy;

  • Foster communication, collaboration, and mentorship among members;

  • Assist APTA in furthering its objectives as outlined in the bylaws and by policy statements/actions taken by the House of Delegates.

Six Pillars of Sports Physical Therapy

  1. Prevention of Athletic Injury
  2. Acute Management of Athletic Injury
  3. Sports Rehabilitation and Sports Performance
  4. Return To Play Following Athletic Injury
  5. Sports Science is the Core of Our Foundation
  6. Interdisciplinary Collaboration