Student APTA Membership and Conference Attendance

The Division of Physical Therapy requires all students (Class of 2015 and after) to:

  1. Be an APTA Student Member for the duration of the program.
  2. Attend one (1) professional State conference (e.g. WVPTA). A minimum of 1 day (8 hours) is required. A half day session does not meet the minimum requirement.
  3. Attend one (1) professional National conference (e.g. CSM, NEXT, Student Conclave). A minimum of two (2) days is required. The Division of Physical Therapy may help to subsidize a portion of the cost of travel for national conference at the discretion of the Chairperson.

Documentation Procedure

Students are responsible for uploading proof of membership and conference attendance (e.g. membership card, certificate, CUE confirmation document) into the SOLE site in a timely manner following completion of each requirement. Proof of APTA membership will be reviewed October 1 and March 1 of each year. Students who do not meet the membership requirement may not be permitted to register for classes for the next semester. The faculty advisor is responsible for checking membership and conference attendance. Students may not be permitted to graduate if all of the above documents are not completed by May 1 of the third year.