Benefits of Belonging
Get access to continuing education, discounts for courses, educational resources, and leadership opportunities!
If you reside in the U.S.:
If you are already an APTA member, to join our Section, the fees are the following: $50/year (Regular APTA members) | $25/year (Student APTA members).
If you reside outside of the U.S.:
If you have any questions about the benefits listed below, please contact [email protected] (Shanee Hunter).
Already an APTA member, but not a Section on Women’s Health Member?
You don’t need to wait until your APTA renewal to join the Section on Women’s Health. Join today and at a pro-rated price dependent upon your APTA membership renewal date.
Click on “Add a Section” under Applications & Forms.
Please be mindful that Section on Women’s Health is a division of the American Physical Therapy Association. The process for becoming a member of SoWH is via APTA. You will complete a form and receive initial communication furnished by APTA. You will hear confirmation from a SoWH membership representative within 30-60 days of your membership processing. We are thrilled to share next steps for activating your membership with you at that time!
+ PT LOCATOR
Display your private or clinical practice on PT Locator, our online PT Directory accessible to potential employers, fellow professionals, and patients!
+ WOMEN’S HEALTH RESOURCE DIRECTORY
Display your product/service online for FREE in the Women’s Health Resource Directory accessible to members and non-members that visit our website!
+ CONTINUING EDUCATION OFFERINGS
Discounted rates on our CSM Pre-Conference(s), Home Study Modules, and 23+ Live courses offered across the nation each year on obstetric, postpartum issues, incontinence, pelvic pain, visceral manipulation and other topics (up to $100 off per registration)
+ PUBLICATIONS & COMMUNICATIONS
Receive access to The Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy (JWHPT), our Blog, and list of Practice topics, ICD-10 coding help, membership directory access, and tips on starting a practice.
Your Section delegate speaks on behalf of your interests at the APTA House of Delegates. The SOWH Director of Practice represents the interest of women’s health and provides legislative support.
+ NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
Be able to connect with your State or Regional Representative about Section activities, stay up to date via e-mail updates that inform you of Section news, course discounts and upcoming events. This is your opportunity to meet SoWH leaders and committee members at annual events such as the Combined Sections Meeting, annual General Business Meeting, Board in the Bar, and other events.
+ VOLUNTEER & LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Join our 100+ volunteers and become a committee member, chair, state representative or get elected to the Board of Directors.
+ RECOGNITION OF RESEARCH & CLINICAL EXCELLENCE
Section members are eligible to get nominated for the Elizabeth Noble Award, the Section’s highest honor and is given to a person or institution providing extraordinary and exemplary service to the field of physical therapy for women, or to the Section. The award may be, but is not necessarily, presented on an annual basis. Apply for Research Grant Awards of up to $10,000 (given out annually). Section members are eligible to have their poster/platform abstract be considered for presentation at the Combined Sections Meetings (APTA).