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The American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy is the second-largest specialty group of the American Physical Therapy Association.  With almost 8,000 members focused on the unique rehabilitation needs of both amateur and professional athletes, you will join a vibrant community focused on the profession and your development.  Our Six Professional Pillars guide our programming and will prepare you to handle the physical demands of the athlete.  

  • The Academy's mission is unique in that we are the only Academy in the APTA that is focused exclusively on the athlete's injuries, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement.  
  • Through our 13 Special Interest Groups you will find programming and content that fits your needs as a professional. Participate in one of our many webinars, take a course in our Learning Center, or volunteer time to help strengthen and grow your profession.
  • Membership includes access to three scholarly journals and discounts to other tools to help you better skills, knowledge, and abilities.  
  • Take advantage of all member benefits when you join! 
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How to Join

Membership in the Academy is open to all members of the American Physical Therapy Association.  Join or renew your membership today and connect to all of the benefits offered to our membership.  Please note that it takes about one business day after selecting your membership with the APTA to reflected in the AASPT roster.  Any questions can be directed to the Sports Academy.

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Membership Rates

All membership dues (except for Professional Partner Program members) are collected by the APTA during sign up or annual renewal.  When renewing ensure you continue your selection in the Sports Academy for uninterrupted access to your specific sports specialty benefits. 

  • Practicing Physical Therapist - $60
  • Physical Therapy Assistant - $50 
  • Professional Partner Program - $100
  • Student Member - $20
  • Early Career Dues (starting in 2021)
    • First-year postgraduation: $30
    • Second-year postgraduation: $36
    • Third-year postgraduation: $42
    • Fourth-year postgraduation: $48
  • PT Postprofessional Student - $25
  • Retired and Life Members - $0

Professional Partners Program

Ineligible for membership in the APTA?  You can still join us through our Professional Partners Program, open to international physical therapy professionals, industry partners, and members of the public. If you are eligible for membership in the APTA, you are not able to join the Academy through the Professional Partners Program.  You will need to join directly through AASPT using the link below. 
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