Questions about Membership

How do I join?

Becoming a member of the Academy of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Physical Therapy is through APTA
More Information

What are the benefits of being a member?

Membership benefits:

  • Quarterly published Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal
  • Member-only access to the journal online at
  • Member-only area access to the Academy webpage at
  • Access to the Academy listserv
  • Participation in Academy officer elections and opportunity to run for an office yourself
  • Participation on one of the many committees in the Academy. You are encouraged to be an active member of the Academy and are welcomed to contact any committee chair to offer your assistance
  • Receive Legislative updates and information on reimbursement issues
  • Having your voice heard - your Academy delegates speak on behalf of your interests at the APTA House of Delegates
  • Reduced rates on Academy sponsored programming and products
    • Examples:
      • Pre-conference courses at APTA's Combined Sections Meeting
      • Monitoring Clinical Response to Exercise booklet, Heart Owners Manual, and more!

What are the Membership dues for the Section?

All dues are paid to the APTA with annual membership renewal

More Information

How do I change personal information (ie address, phone number, email, etc)?

Contact the APTA directly to change any personal information. You can change information via:

  • Calling the APTA's Member Services Department at 1-800-999-2782, x3395
  • Emailing APTA at [email protected]

When you change your personal information with the APTA it automatically changes in the Academy roster the next month.

How do I sponsor a student?

Any active or affiliate member of the Academy can sponsor a student by offering to pay their Academy dues for the year

Contact the APTA (via phone or email) with the students name and membership ID number and inform them you would like to pay the students Academy dues for the year.

  • APTA's Member Services Department: 1-800-999-2782, x3395
  • APTA's Membership email: [email protected]