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Please find listed below a list of Professional Resources. To visit the sites listed below, click on the corresponding logo.

Professional Resources

The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy develops and administers the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) for both physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in 53 jurisdictions – the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. These high-stakes exams assess the basic entry-level competence for first time licensure or registration as a PT or PTA within the 53 jurisdictions.

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The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is a national professional organization representing more than 74,000 members. Its goal is to foster advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education.

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The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy is a not-for-profit credentialing agency that provides certification for the occupational therapy profession. NBCOT® serves the public interest by developing, administering and continually reviewing a certification process that reflects current standards of competent practice in occupational therapy. We also work with state regulatory authorities, providing information on credentials, disciplinary actions, and regulatory and certification renewal issues.

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The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services.

AOTA’s major programs and activities are directed toward assuring the quality of occupational therapy services; improving consumer access to health care services, and promoting the professional development of members.

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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 140,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally.

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The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) is one of the Institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is the Federal government's focal point for the support of biomedical research. NIH's mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. Simply described, the goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability.

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The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) is the key international representative for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy around the world and the official international organisation for the promotion of Occupational Therapy. Founded in 1952, WFOT currently has 69 member associations.

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PhysicalTherapist.com exists for the betterment of physical therapists. The original online resource, mechanism for exchange, and forum for ideas, PhysicalTherapist.com strives to improve the community of physical therapy professionals resulting in enhanced care for patients.

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The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists is dedicated to promoting professionalism and advancing the standards of patient care through education, literature, research, advocacy, and collaboration.

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The American Academy of Physical Therapy (AAPT) was formally established in 1989, on September 16, in Chicago, Illinois. Assembled were 63 strong and determined African American Physical Therapists supported by 21 who could not attend, for the purpose of addressing the many unmet professional concerns of the African American Physical Therapy Community.

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The AAIPPT is a non-profit organization devoted to providing a source of information and research for parents of disabled children who are searching for the most innovative pediatric physical therapy treatments

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The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine serves people with disabling conditions by promoting rehabilitation research and facilitating information dissemination and the transfer of technology. We value rehabilitation research that promotes health, independence, productivity, and quality of life for people with disabling conditions. We are committed to research that is relevant to consumers, educates providers to deliver best practices, and supports advocacy efforts that ensure adequate public funding for our research endeavors.

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The purpose of the Aquatic PT Section is to meet the needs of physical therapists interested in using the water for various aspects of their careers, provide a means by which Association members with an interest in aquatic therapy can meet, exchange, develop and promote aquatic therapy as an important component to the physical therapy profession.

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The Section on Pediatrics is one of the specialty sections of the American Physical Therapy Association. The mission of the Section on Pediatrics is to promote the highest quality of life for all children, people with developmental disabilities, and their families. The Section represents pediatric physical therapy and promotes its members as preferred providers. The Section also serves as a collective voice to further the role of pediatric physical therapists and physical therapist assistants

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The National Rehabilitation Association is an organization of approximately 5,600 members working together to promote “ethical and state of the art practice in rehabilitation.”

The National Rehabilitation Association seeks to be the premier organization nationwide connecting thousands of professionals in the area of vocational rehab. We are here to serve our members and provide them with up to date information on advocacy, issues and networking opportunities.

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RESNA is an organization for those engaged in the research, development, and application of assistive technology and rehabilitation engineering. If you are new to RESNA, and this of interest to you, we invite you to explore the site to find out more. If you are familiar with RESNA, we hope you will find this new website, helpful, engaging and easy to use. With its launch, we pledge to ensure that it will evolve to continually meet the needs of our members and potential members.

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The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. Founded in 1950, the NATA has grown to more than 30,000 members worldwide today. The majority of certified athletic trainers choose to be members of the NATA – to support their profession, and to receive a broad array of membership benefits

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Educational & Professional Development

Rehabedge.com is an extensive site that includes Continuing Education resources, rehabilitation products, an informative forum, and many others.

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PT Central provides study materials and assorted resources for physical therapy students.

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The Physical Therapy Channel is a community for sharing audio and video media among physical therapists, students, educators, other healthcare disciplines, and rehabilitation product vendors.

The site was created by a physical therapist with the goal of sharing various aspects of the PT profession. All users of the Physical Therapy Channel will have the ability to subscribe, listen, view, upload and share physical therapy videos and podcasts on our website.

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PhysioTools produces Exercise Software for rehabilitation and training professionals who need to create personal exercise and information handouts for their clients, by print, email and high quality videos. Their software is easy to use, saves time and gives access to the world's largest library of professional exercises by leading specialists.

They are proud to say that our customers include the world's leading hospitals, rehabilitation centres and universities, as well as private clinics and sports and fitness professionals from all over the world.

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This site links to the top online Physical Therapy degree and certificate programs. You can request free information about the programs by using the links next to each school. If you are interested in enrolling in an online Engineering degree or certificate program, you can recieve more details and information by contacting the school with the provided links.

They are proud to say that our customers include the world's leading hospitals, rehabilitation centres and universities, as well as private clinics and sports and fitness professionals from all over the world.

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Foreign Testing & Credentialing

The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy develops and administers the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) for both physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in 53 jurisdictions – the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. These high-stakes exams assess the basic entry-level competence for first time licensure or registration as a PT or PTA within the 53 jurisdictions.

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The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy is a not-for-profit credentialing agency that provides certification for the occupational therapy profession. NBCOT® serves the public interest by developing, administering and continually reviewing a certification process that reflects current standards of competent practice in occupational therapy. We also work with state regulatory authorities, providing information on credentials, disciplinary actions, and regulatory and certification renewal issues.

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The FCCPT is a non-profit organization created to assist the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. jurisdiction licensing authorities by evaluating the credentials of foreign educated physical therapists (FEPTs).

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The International Consultants of Delaware is nationally recognized as an expert in the field of international education. ICD is an immigration-neutral organization that is committed to protecting the public by ensuring that we maintain a standard of excellence as a provider of world-class educational evaluation services, and as an organization that understands the importance of its reports to the future and professional careers of its clients. ICD's mission is to provide complete, consistent and accurate educational evaluations of our client's educational credentials, in terms of their U.S. comparability, without regard to sex, religion, country of birth or country of education

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The TOEFL test is the most widely respected English-language test in the world, recognized by more than 7,500 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries. Wherever you want to study, the TOEFL test can help you get there.

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The United States Department of State (often referred to as the State Department), is the United States federal executive department responsible for international relations of the United States, equivalent to the foreign ministries of other countries. The Department was created in 1789 and was the first executive department established.

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IERF, the pioneer in credentials evaluation services, was established in 1969 as a non-profit, public-benefit agency in the State of California that conducts research on international education and prepares credentials evaluations for persons that have studied outside of the United States and need a statement of educational equivalency.

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nternational Credentialing Associates (ICA), Inc., is an independent, non-governmental professional organization. They provide educational credential evaluation reports to government agencies, immigration attorneys, academic institutions, associations, and corporations for individuals who have completed all, or part, of their education outside the United States.

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The mission of CGFNS International (also known as the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools) is to serve the global community through programs and services that verify and promote the knowledge-based practice competency of health care professionals.

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