Call for Leadership Nominations


Deadline: Friday, July 21, 2023

Show your commitment to the value of the Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy and help to shape its future! You may nominate yourself or a committed AAPT colleague. This year we will elect a Delegate, Nominating Committee Member, four Board Members-at-large, and the office of President. Nominating candidates for office is a valuable service to the academy and your thoughtful participation in this process is greatly appreciated.

Qualifications and Time Commitment

Board Members
Any AAPT member may serve on the AAPT Board. The Board Members serve two-year terms and attend one in-person Board meeting a year, one in-person Academy Membership Meeting at CSM, and quarterly 2-hour board of director conference calls (typically on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to Noon).

Each Board member regularly participates in the work of the Board through attendance at Board meetings, active participation in the work of the Board, ongoing email communications, liaising with Board Task Forces, and other Board-focused volunteer groups as assigned.

Positions are reimbursed with a capped amount for travel on behalf of the Academy. Please see the academy's reimbursement policy for capped amount.

It is preferred that nominees for the office of President have previous experience on the AAPT Board. Only an AAPT members in good standing may serve as President. The President must preside over all Board meetings unless otherwise stated. The tenure of the President is as follows:

1st & 2nd Year President
3rd Year Immediate Past President

The President shall preside at all business meetings and will have all the general powers and duties vested in the office, including the power to appoint Board Task Forces, other advisory groups, and individuals as deemed appropriate to assist in the conduct of the affairs of the Academy. 

Nominees for President should recognize that their role requires a great deal of time, creative energy, and focus. Nominees should also have the following skill sets:

  • Proven leadership ability
  • Team (Board) management
  • Detail oriented
  • Conflict resolution
  • Consensus building
  • Public speaking
For full job descriptions and details of the election process for each open position follow the links below:
Director of Membership
Director of Communications
Director of Practice
Nominating Committee Member


The AAPT is committed to nourishing and broadening diversity in the governance of the Academy. The Academy seeks diversity across the Board and all committees, Task Forces, other advisory groups, and individuals to include:
  • Gender (including nondiscrimination based on sexual representation and orientation or gender identity)
  • Racial/ethnic representation
  • Disciplinary heterogeneity
  • Practitioner/academic balance
  • Geographic heterogeneity
  • International representation and perspectives
  • Heterogeneity of areas of application
View current Leadership composition here.

The Nomination Process

All nominations should be submitted online using this form on or before July 21, 2023 by 11:59 p.m.


If you have questions about the nominations and elections process, please contact



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