1. What does the mission of the apta serve its public and members through?
    practice, education, and research.
  2. What is the apta mission statement?
    the mission of the apta, the principal membership organization representing and promoting the profession of physical therapy, is to further the profession's role in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of movement dysfunctions and the enhancement of the physical health and functional abilities of members of the public.
  3. what does the apta vision statement of 2020 suggest?
    doctors of PT will be board-certified specialists, customers will have direct access, pts will be practicers of choice and will hold all privileges of autonomous practice.
  4. what is the most local organizational structure of the apta?
  5. What must coincide with or be confined within the legally constituted boundaries of a state, territory, or commonwealth of the US or DC?
  6. How are sections organized?
    at the national level
  7. whats the difference between an assembly and a section?
    assemblies are composed of members of the same class
  8. who is the highest policy making body of the apta?
    house of delegates
  9. who has final say in apta decisions?
    board of directors
  10. what group recognizes pts with advanced knowledge, skills, and experience in a specialized area?
    Amercian Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) - created in 1978
  11. what group is responsible for evaluating and accrediting professional pt/pta programs?
    Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
  12. what does the foundation of physical therapy do?
    promote and provide financial support for research and scholarships
  13. what group coordinates activity among the state boards that regulates pt?
    Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
  14. what 3 groups form the Tri-Alliance?
    APTA, americal occupational therapy association, and american speech, language and hearing association
  15. what group represents pt on a global level?
    World Confederation of Physical Therapy
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