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Career Starter Dues Pilot

CPTA is participating in APTA’s Career Starter Dues Pilot. APTA will be testing an expanded career starter dues program, which establishes diminishing discounts over the course of four years for members who are in the first four years post-graduation. Eligible members began receiving renewal notices in January that reflected the national and California Chapter discounts for renewals effective April 2014 or later. The current program provides a 50% discount off national and chapter dues at the first renewal post-graduation. The pilot extends sliding discounts (40%, 30%, and 20%) for members 2-4 years post-graduation. To qualify, new graduates must have been an APTA student member at graduation and maintained continuous APTA membership post-graduation.

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Student Assembly California Core Ambassador

The Student Assembly California Core Ambassador represents the concerns of students throughout California at the national level. Jordan Spradlin, our California Student Assembly Core Ambassador participates, speaks, or makes motions to the House of Delegates, which is the highest decision-making body of the association and is where decisions are made on issues that frequently have far-reaching implications for the association and the profession. Please contact Jordan Spradlin with any questions or concerns.

California Student Special Interest Group

All current CPTA student members in good standing can be members of the student special interest group. Membership is free, and although many events and meetings are available to you as a member, no participation or attendance requirements exist. Our vision is to support SPTs and SPTAs by creating opportunities for academic enrichment, professional advocacy, and clinical skills development.

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Annual Conference
October 3-4, 2020


California Student Conclave
March 28, 2020


National Student Conclave
November 5-7, 2020


Combined Sections Meeting
February 24-27, 2021


NEXT Conference
June 3-6, 2020

California Outreach Challenge

The California Outreach Challenge is a state-wide competition that challenges SPT/SPTAs to accrue volunteer hours in their local communities. Students register online and log volunteer hours over the course of six months. Students and programs with the highest number of logged volunteer hours are recognized at the CA Student Conclave each year.

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And the Winner of the Student Cub Challenge is ...

Congratulations to MSMU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program for its outstanding advocacy and fundraising for the physical therapy profession! Their DPT Program had the most students contribute (61 Student Cubs) to the CAL-PT-PAC in 2019.

If you are a DPT or PTA student looking for ways to get involved, we've got you covered.