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Transform your career as a physical therapist by becoming a board-certified clinical specialist. Join more than 30,000 of your esteemed peers who showcase proficiency in specialized knowledge and advanced clinical expertise. With 10 specialized paths to choose from, you can define your expertise, increase your earning potential, and propel your professional journey to new heights.

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Why Become a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist?

Discover the benefits of joining this prestigious group:

  • Elevated competency: Exceed the standards of entry-level practice by honing your expertise in a specific area.
  • Career advancement: Open doors to higher income opportunities and career growth.
  • Professional recognition: Gain recognition among your peers and patients for your commitment to excellence.
  • Lead the profession: ABPTS specialists are often at the forefront of developments in research and practice, shaping the future of physical therapy.

Ready to stand out? Continue the journey to unlock the boundless potential within you.

Become an ABPTS-Certified Specialist

Income-Boosting Power of Specialization: Insights From the Field

Recent studies from APTA highlight the financial benefits of specialization. Board-certified PTs can earn higher incomes and experience accelerated career growth.

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Amy Vandermark, PT, DPT
Amy Vandermark, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist

"Becoming board certified has always been a goal of mine. It feels great to show my commitment to my patients, my profession, and to be part of an ever-growing specialty. Preparing for the specialty exam has provided me with the opportunity to network with others who have the same passion that I do, and I’m forever thankful."

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Important Dates and Deadlines

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary, Clinical Electrophysiology, Oncology, Women's Health, and Wound Management

Geriatrics, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, and Sports