Professional Links

  • The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) www.apta.org
    The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is the national professional organization for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants. It contains excellent resources for current and prospective students, consumers, and the physical therapy professional community.

    APTA of Maryland, Inc. www.aptamd.org
    The State of Maryland chapter of the APTA. 

    American Academy of Physical Therapy (AAPT)  www.aaptnet.org
    A non-profit organization whose mission is to provide relief to poor and disadvantaged African Americans and other minorities by: encouraging minorities to pursue allied health professions; performing clinical research; and promoting health program development.

    Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners www.dhmh.state.md.us/bphte/
    The Board of Physical Therapy Examiners protects the citizens of Maryland through the regulation of the practice of physical therapy in the State of Maryland.   Duties of the Board include writing regulations, interpreting the scope of practice, educating licensees, and disciplining those who violate the law.

    Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy www.fsbpt.org/
    The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy develops and administers the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) for both physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in 53 jurisdictions – the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The Federation also works towards desirable and reasonable uniformity in regulation and standards through a process of strategic planning and ongoing communications between the jurisdictions. To that end, the Federation developed the Model Practice Act for Physical Therapy, a tool that jurisdictions can use as they review and update their practice acts, rules and regulations.

    Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR): Title 10 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Subtitle 38 BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY EXAMINERS  www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/subtitle_chapters/10_Chapters.aspx
    This site will allow you to view the online versions of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) specific to Physical Therapy. 

    World Confederation for Physical Therapy www.wcpt.org/
    A non-profit organization which represents more than 250,000 physical therapists worldwide. It works to improve global health by encouraging high standards of physical therapy research, education and practice.

    American College of Sports Medicine www.acsm.org/
    The American College of Sports Medicine promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life.