PTA Advanced Proficiency Pathways (APP) Recipients

APTA's PTA Advanced Proficiency Pathways (APP) is the premier program for increasing a PTA's knowledge and skill in a chosen area of physical therapy. PTAs gain advanced proficiency knowledge and skill in a selected area of work. Content areas are acute care, cardiovascular/pulmonary, geriatrics, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, and wound management.

The program has 3 components:

  • APTA courses that are completed regardless of area of proficiency with knowledge checks.
  • Proficiency area-specific content with knowledge/skill checks.
  • Mentored clinical experiences with skills checks.

Participants receive guidance from a self-designated clinical mentor that has expertise in the content area. Learn more about the APTA PTA Advanced Proficiency Pathways Program.

2019 Ann Lowrey, PTA Geriatrics
2018 Jennifer Novik, PTA Geriatrics