Student PT & PTA Interests 

Students are a welcome part of APTA Geriatrics and are encouraged to participate in projects and join their physical therapy colleagues toward the pursuit of working with older adults.

For several years, APTA Geriatrics developed and implemented a consumer brochure contest, in which students submitted original art and content. The goal was to promote learning in our physical therapy programs while helping APTA Geriatrics develop a library of clinical pamphlets to be published on the its website.

This year, we're changing it up! The Consumer Brochure contest is now the Consumer Video Contest. Find out more below.

The deadline to submit a Consumer Video for the next contest is November 15, 2020.


Please include this contest in your syllabi plan. The APTA Geriatrics welcomes videos on topics related to physical therapy and the older adult and encourages physical therapist and physical therapist assistant students to participate. Judging takes prior to the Combined Section Meeting. Winning videos will receive APTA Geriatrics membership for a year and publishable entrants will become part of the video library of the on the APTA Geriatrics YouTube channel and website. Contact Rachel Connor at for more information.


This contest is currently accepting videos!

We strongly encourage students to send in a submissions. It's an excellent way to become involved in APTA and gives everyone the opportunity to share and enjoy each other's work!


Eligibility: The student contributor(s) must be enrolled in a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program when they submit their video.

Contest Rules:

    • Submissions are accepted January 1 - November 15 for consideration at the Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) the following January or February. See "Submission" section for more information.
    • All entries must be a digital video
    • The length of the video should not exceed 2 minutes
    • All entries should begin with a "title screen" that includes the following information:
      • Lead producer's names
      • School name
      • School city, state
      • Title of video
    • All information in the video must be cited, giving credit to the original source.
    • No copyrighted materials (music, images, etc.) may be used for this contest unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material for this contest. Written permission must be obtained and provided upon request for all copyrighted materials.
    • All entries must be submitted in English, if entries are not in English they must include English subtitles.
    • All submitted videos become the property of the APTA Geriatrics. Winning and honorable mention videos will be posted on the website and social media pages.
    • The top three entrants will receive a year's student membership to APTA Geriatrics.


  • Email a URL link of the entrant video to Rachel Connor at
  • Deadline for entries is November 15
  • Please include the following information in your email:
    • Subject: APTA Geriatrics Student Video Contest
    • Body:
      • URL link of video. Actual video files will be requested from finalists ONLY.
      • Contact information of all students who worked on the video (names and email addresses).
      • If the video was created for class, please include the professor's name and email.

Judging Criteria:

  • Inspiration/Creativity: How interesting is the video to watch?
  • Appropriateness of Topic: How relevant is the topic selected for aging adults?
  • Accuracy: Is the information presented accurate and free of bias?
  • Clarity: How well does the video explain the concept? (Consumer friendly language free of medical terminology and jargon)
  • Quality: What is the overall quality of production (including visual and sound elements)
  • Rules: Did the video comply with contest rules?

Current Consumer Brochure Contest for Students Winners

Congratulations 2020 Contest Winners!

Past Consumer Brochure Contest for Students Winners

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