Specialization

Specialist Certification: Oncology

As the 9th specialty area for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, Oncology is now recognized for the unique skill set and knowledge base required to provide optimal rehabilitation for individuals with cancer.

Specialization in Oncology PT

In 2016 the APTA House of Delegates approved board certification in the area of oncology. It is anticipated that the first oncology specialist certification examination will be administered in spring 2019. Resources for applying to become board certified specialist in this specialty area will be posted here as they become available.

Oncology Specialty Certification Exam through the ABPTS

The Oncology Section Board of Directors approved the following timeline for the development of an Oncology Certified Specialist Exam.

Timeline for Specialization

  1. Spring 2018: launch application for oncologic specialty certification
  2. July 1, 2018: Application deadline
  3. March 2019: first exam
The Candidate’s Guide and the Exam Outline are now available through ABPTS

Upon completion of an application, you will receive a copy of the Description of Specialty Practice document that provides an overview of exam content areas and other information for exam preparation.

Clinical Research Grants

Are you up on the latest Oncology Physical Therapy research or are your just starting out? New and experienced Section members can make valuable contributions.

Clinical Internship Opportunities

This list of clinical sites is provided as a service to Oncology Section Members.

Host a Regional Course in Your Area

The Oncology Section, APTA has several course offerings looking for partners to host. The host facility will be chosen based on the guarantee that they can draw a minimum of 20 registrants.

Oncology Section Member Awards

Know of a PT/PTA professional needing recognition? Here is the place to find out about our Member Awards.

Booth Signup

Sign up for an available volunteer slot at the Academy booth in the CSM Exhibit Hall! You must be logged in to sign up.

Sign Up to Become a Volunteer

This Section survives and thrives on it's exceptional line of volunteers. From experienced to clincians; if you want to be a leader, we have a position.

Look Inside the Oncology Toolbox

What's in your Physical Therapy Bag of Tricks? Find more and contribute some.