We Need Your Voice! Call for Leadership Nominations


Why Serve?

Serving on an Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy board or committee gives you an opportunity to be directly involved in shaping the future of aquatic physical therapy across the nation. You will have a voice in changes that affect aquatic physical therapists, how they practice, and future research, education and knowledge sharing.

Advocate for issues that will shape the future of aquatic physical therapy.

Use your knowledge and experience to help advance aquatic physical therapy in ways that change lives.

Influence how aquatic physical therapy optimizes lifelong movement, function, and wellness by being an Academy leader.


Where Do I Begin?


Learn more about what AAPT's board and committees do.

If you're new to AAPT governance, there are many ways you can get involved. Start familiarizing yourself with our goals, processes, and structure. Boards and committees represent an area of expertise or specific constituencies. These groups propose ideas and solutions specific to our mission. Read more about our current leadership composition here.


Find opportunities that fit your areas of expertise and interest.

Look over the board and committees list and talk with others who are involved in AAPT governance to see where your leadership and experience would serve you and others best.


Carefully review the requirements for open positions.

Calls for nominations include specific areas of specialty and diversity variables needed to maintain the leadership overall makeup. Having a few different positions in mind can help you find a position that is a good fit for leadership needs and your interests.


Ask for assistance.

Build relationships and discuss your desire to get involved. If you have questions about the nominations and elections process, please contact



You may nominate yourself or a committed AAPT colleague.

Qualifications and Time Commitment

For full job descriptions and details of the election process for each open position follow the links below:


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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