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On behalf of the American Physical Therapy Association, Sports Physical Therapy Section we would like to extend a invitation for membership to the Intercollegiate & Professional Sports Special Interest Group. This is a newly established group dedicated to serving the needs and providing a forum for information exchange for individuals with similar sports medicine interests. It is our sincere hope that you will choose to become a member and become involved; in doing so, you will play an integral role in developing a network of like-minded individuals with similar professional interests.

The objectives of the SIG are as follows:

  1. Identify Sports Physical Therapists employed by or consulting with professional sports organizations and/or intercollegiate athletics programs.
  2. Provide forum for professional development through collegial interaction and networking.
  3. Implement educational programming which focuses on issues specific to the professional sports / intercollegiate athletics setting(s).
  4. Disseminate information regarding the benefits of utilizing sports physical therapy services in the professional sports and intercollegiate athletics setting(s).

SIG membership is not limited to Physical Therapists. Membership for individuals from other medical and allied health professions can be obtained through the SPTS Partner Program. Please refer to the SPTS website for more information.


Please contact Erin Barill PT, SCS, ATC, Chair, or Jill Thein-Nissenbaum, PT, DSc, SCS, ATC, Vice Chair, for information.