Student & New Professional Subcommittee
The APTA Oncology Student and New Professional Subcommittee is a community developed by and for student PTs/PTAs and new professionals with a common interest in oncology rehabilitation. We engage members through the sharing of resources, engagement in educational opportunities, networking, mentorship, and opportunities for involvement within the Academy and in the field of oncology rehabilitation. We are here to support the growing number of students and new professionals interested in oncology rehabilitation, to facilitate the transition from student PT/PTA interested in oncology rehabilitation to new professional, and ultimately to oncology rehabilitation specialist.
We work to increase membership and promote advocacy of the oncologic physical therapy profession starting early in our careers. We are always open to new members and new ideas — join us and share your thoughts!
Below, you’ll find numerous resources to assist in growing your knowledge of oncology rehabilitation. Check back often as these resources will be updated frequently!
Academy Resource List
This list was developed for YOU! The list is comprised of Academy members who have volunteered to share their time and expertise with you. Feel free to reach out to the mentor of your choosing.
Residency & Specialization:
Interested in pursuing a residency in oncology PT? Considering sitting for the Oncology Specialist Certification Exam through ABPTS? APTA Oncology has compiled information to support you in both of these pathways. Check out the Residency page as well as the Specialization page for resources and documents that will help you on your way!
These blog posts are written by students and new professionals FOR students and new professionals! Check back often for new posts and let us know if you have an idea for a post! Always welcoming guest contributors.
- American Cancer Society Guideline for Diet and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention With a Focus on Physical Activity Recommendations, by Kaitlin Toth, DPT
- New Professional Careers in Oncology Rehabilitation: Bone Marrow Transplant PT, by Shai Sewell
- Opportunity Knocked, I Said Yes!, by Steve Wechsler
- Reasons to Join the SNP Subcommittee, by Sarah Barwig
The SNP Subcommittee has compiled this list of “must reads.” Whether you are preparing for an upcoming clinical affiliation or you’re just looking to learn more about the rehabilitative needs (and potential!) of patients with a history of cancer, this is a great place to start.
- A Focused Review of Safety Considerations in Cancer Rehabilitation
- An Executive Summary of Reports From an International Multidisciplinary Roundtable on Exercise and Cancer: Evidence, Guidelines, and Implementation
- Exercise for people with cancer: a clinical practice guideline
- Cancer Rehabilitation: An Overview of Current Need, Delivery Models, and Levels of Care.
- Stubblefield: Cancer Rehabilitation
- Schmitz: Exercise Oncology
- ACSM’s Guide to Exercise and Cancer Survivorship
- Cheville: Adjunctive Rehabilitation Approaches to Oncology
The best way to stay up-to-date with the SNP Subcommittee is to follow us on social media! We’ll be sharing educational content, opportunities to get involved, and more.
Join the conversation! The Student and New Professional Subcommittee listserv is a place to ask clinical questions, seek advice, and connect with others in the field. Click here and join today.
Interested in joining the Students & New Professionals Subcommittee?
APTA Oncology 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 15 registrants.
APTA Oncology's General Listerv is a very productive messaging system for answering your practice questions. In addition, we maintain specialized listservs for our special interest groups.
Any PT or PTA living in a country other than the US or a healthcare provider from another discipline, not eligible for APTA membership, can take advantage of our membership benefits by becoming a Partner of APTA Oncology.