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The women’s health clinical specialist demonstrates advanced knowledge in foundational science, behavioral science, clinical science, client management, and practice management in the realm of women’s health physical therapy.

In 2006 the APTA House of Delegates approved board certification in the area of women's health. The first women's health specialist certification examination was administered in 2009. As of June 2023, ABPTS has certified 773 women's health specialists.

Application Requirements

Review general application requirements, as well as requirements per practice specialty area.

Review Requirements

Fees and Deadlines

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The Role of the Women's Health Specialty Council

ABPTS Specialty Councils develop minimum eligibility requirements for certification and recertification in a specialty area based on ABPTS guidelines, and when required screen applicants for eligibility to sit for exams and for recertification. Specialty Council members are responsible for developing the examination instruments in consultation with the ABPTS testing agency and approved consultants.

Access the specialty council roster.

ABPTS Approved CEUs

View courses that have been approved by this ABPTS Specialty Council in the APTA Learning Center.