Student & New Professional Subcommittee

Our Mission

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.

Clinical Internships:

APTA Oncology is continually compiling a list of oncology rehab-focused clinical internships across the country. Check out the map to see if there is one that might work for you. Know of one that’s not listed? Let us know! Email Secretary, Steve Wechsler:

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!

OncRehab Blog:

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.

Dx Downloads:

Bite-sized information created by the SNP Subcommittee to boost your oncology rehab knowledge! Check back often and follow us on social media as we create and share new content.

Journal Club:

The SNP Subcommittee will host regular journal clubs to highlight and discuss important clinical topics. Discussion summaries will be posted here for reference. We encourage you to use or adapt discussion points for use in your own journal clubs at your school or workplace. Please reach out to us if you’re interested in leading our next journal club!

  • Aug 18, 2020Topic: Leukemia. Article: Zhou et al. Efficacy of Exercise Interventions in Patients with Acute Leukemia: A Meta-Analysis. . 2016; 11(7): e0159966
  • July 10, 2020. Topic: Cardiotoxicity. Article: Gilchrist et al. Cardio-Oncology Rehabilitation to Manage Cardiovascular Outcomes in Cancer Patients and Survivors. Circulation. 2019;139:e997–e1012

Social Media:

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.

Volunteer with us!

We encourage anyone who is interested to get involved with the SNP Subcommittee. Opportunities range in time commitment and we will work with you to help you complete any task you’re interested in! Check out our volunteer form for the latest available opportunities.


Join the Conversation

We’ve created a listserv dedicated to students and new professionals. Through this free email messaging system, you can network, ask clinical questions, seek career advice, and connect with others who share an interest in oncology rehab. Click here to sign up and to browse archived messages. Once you receive email confirmation of your subscription, simply send your message to! It’s that easy. Welcome to the conversation!

Interested in joining the Students & New Professionals Subcommittee?

Clinical Research Grants

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

Clinical Internship Opportunities

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

Host a Regional Course in Your Area

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.

Member Awards

Know of a member who deserves recognition? Nominate them for an APTA Oncology Member Award! Deadline: October 1

Join the APTA Oncology ListServ

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.

Resource Guide for Specialization

This document, prepared by APTA Oncology, is designed to help you in your preparation for the Oncology Specialist Certification Examination.


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Partners Program

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.


Look Inside the Oncology Toolbox

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

Sign Up to Become a Volunteer

This Academy 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.