Join the APTA

How to get involved

Typically most student interactions are with their instructors or CIs. We encourage you to sit shoulder to shoulder with other practicing professionals who are your future colleagues.


Welcome, future of our profession!

The OPTA recognizes that as a student of physical therapy, your interests and passions are critical to keeping our organization vibrant and engaged.

YOU are the future. Tomorrow's OPTA will be shaped by you. Your voice is important, and your perspective is needed. Your contributions – big and small – are appreciated.

Join OPTA and take advantage of some of these opportunities:

  • Network at the Annual and Fall business meetings.
  • Attend an OPTA community outreach event.
  • Observe a Board meeting.
  • Challenge your professors with new research you learned at a “Doc Talk.”
  • Meet for coffee with a committee member to talk about your passions.
Any of these opportunities (and many more) can be initiated through a quick email to

The 2017 - 18 Student Leadership Committee Information

  • George Fox University: Peter Martin (Chief Liaison) -
  • Pacific University: Jessica Truong -
  • Mt. Hood Community College: Elizabeth Boehnke -
  • Lane Community College: Christianne Pacquing-Narvarte -
  • Core Ambassador: Tabitha Galindo -

Other helpful resources for you

Oregon's schools of physical therapy study:

Please also visit APTA's resources for: