Celebrating Our Centennial

In 2021, we will celebrate 100 years as a member association—and launch our next century as the largest community for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students.

On this landmark occasion we want to embrace our rich history and generate momentum toward our exciting future.

We want you to engage, celebrate, and serve, as we raise awareness about our great profession and enshrine a proud legacy for future generations.

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There are several ways to get involved approaching and during the centennial.

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We will be coordinating multiple events in 2021. Save the date for the Combined Sections Meeting in Orlando, Florida, February 24-27, 2021, which will include our largest centennial celebration: PT is Universal, APTA's 100th Birthday Bash at Universal Studios.

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Consistent with our vision, we want to give back to society for our landmark anniversary, and we’ll need your help.

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Our History

Our story began with a calling: to serve those who sacrificed so much for our country in World War I. Where others saw limitation, we saw potential. Since our founding in 1921, we have moved forward together, with a passion and commitment to transform lives and strengthen our profession.

Explore some milestones from our first century.

Our New Headquarters

APTA Centennial Center will open in January 2021.

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