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Volunteer Opportunities


With busy lives, it can be tricky to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you and your professional community! Volunteering can help you network, find friends, and learn new skills!

Do you find yourself interested in volunteering for Section on Women’s Health but do not know which committee, task force or position to apply for? Take a minute to review our current positions below or if you are still unsure, fill out our online Volunteer Application so that we can match you with an open or upcoming volunteer position based on your skills and interests!  If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Volunteer Interest Application


Current Opportunities:

Become an Emerging Educational Leader *NEW*

The SoWH is committed to promoting quality education for our members, led by members. We are accepting Course Proposal Applications and CVs/Resumes from members that would like assistance in developing and teaching a course, with the benefits of being mentored by an experienced and knowledgeable SOWH member.
Benefits for Developing a Course through the Section:

Developing a course through the Section gives more promotional exposure to you as an author, instructor, and physical therapist professional
The Section’s Education Review Committee reviews your course content and gives you tips and suggestions on how to improve your course content to ensure that the course material is evidence-based and suitable for Section/APTA members and non-members that pursue continuing education through the Section and APTA. We have the ability to promote courses to 3,000+ physical therapists domestically and internationally through our periodic e-mail blast promotions, social media channels, the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy, and through our connections with other components of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). We handle the course registration and administration process, online exam administration, certificate generation and periodical outreach to registered course participants for online and live courses. For live courses, we provide meeting space for the duration of the course. For online courses, we provide an online space via a Learning Management Platform so that all the course participants are able to complete all the course modules online and obtain a certificate of completion after the course.We keep all course participant completion records at our office.

Have Questions?
Please send an e-mail to Karla Wente at [email protected] and Lori Mize at [email protected]

Want to Just Offer an Idea?
Do not want to become an Emerging Educational Leader but want to simply contribute an idea? We would still love to hear from you here.

Want to Become an Emerging Educational Leader?
If you have a solid course idea and want to become an emerging educational leader, please click below to tell us about yourself and propose your course!

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 A Clinical Practice Guideline Team Needs Volunteers!

Would you like to help develop a new Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG)? The first Inflammatory Bowel Disease Physical Rehabilitation Guideline CPG Team needs assistance. Team Leader Jessica Elia, DPT, CSCS, and her volunteers seek research article reviewers, writers, and manuscript editors from all specialties for this unique project. Objectives for this CPG are (1) reviewing existing literature related to IBD, exercise science, and rehabilitation; (2) examining practical applications of IBD rehabilitation strategies; and (3) identifying gaps in the literature; and (4) elucidating future directions for IBD and Physical Therapy research. We are reviewing subtopics, including pre-habilitation, peri-operative rehabilitation, post-surgical strategies, inpatient non-surgical treatment, pelvic floor, balance and falls; aerobic and strengthening protocols, and scar and fascial tissue manipulation. Please contact [email protected] for information.

Call for Editors for Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy

Section on Women’s Health invites applications for the positions of senior editor and associate editors of the peer-reviewed flagship publication, Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy (JWHPT). This is an exciting opportunity for physical therapists with a research background to impact the future direction of JWPHT. The senior editor works closely with the editor-in-chief and associate editors in directing the peer-review process. Qualifications include an academic doctorate, history of participation in the peer review process, and clinical or research experience in a relevant area. The senior editor receives an honorarium, travel costs up to $600, and 3 days per diem at APTA Combined Sections Meeting.

Associate editors review manuscripts and assist in the peer-review process by coordinating reviewers’ responses. The associate editors also serve as Editorial Board members, providing insight and assistance for the journal’s future direction.

To learn more, please contact Cynthia Chiarello, PT, PhD, at[email protected].

 The Communications Committee needs 2-5 more volunteers!

SOWH has many communications projects–both short- and long-term–available for short- and long-term volunteers. These are virtual projects, most of which can be done on your own time, although some online/phone meetings for certain projects may be required. If you are interested in or have experience in any of the following, we’d love to hear from you: social media, website content, public relations, the 40th anniversary of SOWH in 2017, and brochure writing. You may also be asked simply to review materials or ideas generated by staff, other committees, or the board. Contact [email protected] and [email protected] for more information.

 Become a State or Regional Representative:

● Region 2 Southeast ● Mississippi ●Oklahoma
● Delaware ● South Dakota West ● Colorado
● Alaska ● South Dakota East
● California – North

 Become a JWHPT Reviewer

The Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy is looking for applicants who can demonstrate a good knowledge base of several clinical content areas in women’s health physical therapy with at least 2 years in specialty practice, as well as the an understanding of the basic statistics required to evaluate the strength of the research for at least two of the following types of research…Learn More

 Become a Lab Assistant/Instructor at Courses!

Interested? Read about requirements here.

 Host a Course at Your Facility!

Learn about requirements and fill out the application form here.

 Propose a New Course!

Fill out the Course Proposal Form (Download Fillable .pdf)

 Join the SSIG!

Are you a student? Join the Section on Women’s Health Student Interest Group (SSIG)! Click here to learn more.

Become a New Volunteer Lab Assistant!

Attend an SoWH course and assist Instructors and Lab Assistants! Read Job Description

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