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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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Effects of Children’s Disabilities on Parental Time Use

Jan 31, 1981/Articles


An interview technique was used to collect data on the amount

Modified Walker for Blind Patients

Jan 31, 1981/Suggestions From the Field

The EROS Principle Giving Convention Papers

Dec 31, 1980/Special Communications

Three-Sided Box

Dec 31, 1980/Suggestions From the Field

Use of Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthoses for Transfers of Nonambulatory Boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Dec 31, 1980/Suggestions From the Field

Boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy can continue to walk with knee-ankle-foot

Growth of a Profession

Nov 30, 1980/Editor's Notes

This special issue presents clinically applicable information about the knee, with

Knee Anatomy A Brief Review

Nov 30, 1980/Special Issue: The Knee

To understand knee problems, you must know the anatomy of this most complex joint.

Classification of Knee Ligament Instabilities

Nov 30, 1980/Special Issue: The Knee

How to classify knee ligament instabilities continues to present problems when