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Additional Sports Specialist Recertification Information

Apr 16, 2021/Open Access

There are some additional/different recertification guidelines for sports specialists seeking to maintain their certification, specifically regarding direct patient care and venue hours.

Specialization Academy of Content Experts

May 6, 2021

The SACE was established to create a pool of certified specialists to write items for the specialist certification examinations. SACE members play a critical role with preparing, reviewing, and revising examination items for the specialty exams. This works earns them credit towards the maintenance of

Become an ABPTS Board Member

Apr 28, 2021

The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties is the organizational body that guides the American Physical Therapy Association Clinical Specialization Program along with its appointed specialty councils. The Board: Reviews and revises policies and procedures to implement the certification process.

Sports Candidate Guide

Jan 1, 2021/Resource

Congratulations on making the decision to pursue board certification in sports physical therapy under the APTA Specialist Certification Program governed by ABPTS. Access certification requirements, practical tips, guidelines, and other resources to guide you through everything from applying for initial

APTA Specialty and Proficiency Ceremony

Feb 2, 2022/Event

This annual event recognizes the accomplishment of all physical therapists who achieved initial ABPTS specialist certification or who were recertified in the prior calendar year.

MOSC Forum

Apr 27, 2021/Course

This session will provide an overview of the MOSC program requirements, review the program history and development, and introduce the learning plan system.

Number of Certified Specialists by State

Jun 1, 2018/Open Access

Review the number of board-certified clinical specialists by state, U.S. territories, and those practicing in non-U.S. areas and provinces (i.e., international military bases, and Canadian provinces). These numbers are updated annually.

ABPTS Recertified Clinical Specialists by Year

Feb 1, 2020/Open Access

Each year, hundreds of clinical specialists recertify their board-certification for another 10 years. This chart is updated annually.

How to Promote Your Board-Certification Specialization

Apr 28, 2021

Congratulations on receiving recognition as an ABPTS Board-Certified Clinical Specialist! If you would like to notify your local media or alumni publication(s) about your accomplishment, simply follow the steps below.

Employers' View of Specialist Certification

Apr 28, 2021

The physical therapy clinical specialization program is administered by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), which is the governing board for the specialist certification program within the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). To date, more than 20,000 physical therapists

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Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future

Jun 30, 2016/Education


The physical therapy profession continues to respond to

Prognostic Models in Adults Undergoing Physical Therapy for Rotator Cuff Disorders: Systematic Review

Jun 30, 2016/Musculoskeletal


Rotator cuff–related disorders

Locomotor Performance During Rehabilitation of People With Lower Limb Amputation and Prosthetic Nonuse 12 Months After Discharge

Jun 30, 2016/Musculoskeletal


It is recognized that multifactorial

Comparative Associations of Working Memory and Pain Catastrophizing With Chronic Low Back Pain Intensity

Jun 30, 2016/Pain Management


Because of its high global