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Our Vision: Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.

Our Mission: Building a community that advances the profession of physical therapy to improve the health of society.

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 100,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy.

APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.

PA State Board of PT

Our Vision: To become the premier Department of State in the nation by providing the highest standards of Accurate, Courteous and Timely service.  At the Pennsylvania Department of State we ACT.

Our Mission: Under the leadership of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Department of State promotes the integrity of the electoral process, provides the initial infrastructure for economic development through corporate organizations and transactions, and protects the health and safety of the public. The Department encourages the highest standards of ethics and competence in elections, campaign finance, lobbying disclosure, notarization, professional and occupational licensure, charitable solicitation, and the sports of boxing, wrestling and mixed martial arts. By employing the latest technology, the agency delivers exceptional public service remaining a leader in regulatory and enforcement policies and practices aimed at protecting every resident of the Commonwealth.


Federation of State Boards of PT

FSBPT strives to live by a clearly defined mission and vision. Our mission conveys the direction of our organization and our vision inspires us to achieve a common purpose.

Our Mission: To protect the public by providing service and leadership that promote safe and competent physical therapy practice.

Our Vision: To achieve a high level of public protection through a strong foundation of laws and regulatory standards in physical therapy, effective tools and systems to assess entry-level and continuing competence, and public and professional awareness of resources for public protection.