Professional Development

PPTA is committed to providing access to professional development resources for its members. Learn more below about how you can advance your career in physical therapy.

Leadership Resources

Educational Opportunities

  • PA State Board-Approved Courses
    The State Board does not currently have a tentative date for a new approved course list to be provided. For information regarding course approvals, please send an email to the State Board of PT Administrator, Michelle Roberts at [email protected] with the following information:
    • Exact title of the course
    • Sponsor Name (if applicable)
    • Date of the Event

Residency and Fellowship Information

Residency programs are post-professional programs designed to enhance clinical skills and decision-making in a specialty area of physical therapy. A residency candidate must be a licensed physical therapist in the state in which the program is located. A fellowship program is different, and its focus is to advance practice in a sub specialty area primarily after specialization.

Pennsylvania currently has 24 accredited residency/fellowships. To find out more about possible residency programs, we encourage interested applicants to contact the residency's program director to learn more. Each program is different and offers varying experiences. It is important to match your learning style and interests with an appropriate program.