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National Student Honor Society


The National Physical Therapy Student Honor Society was established by ACAPT in 2018 to recognize current Doctor of Physical Therapist students who:

  • Demonstrate excellence, integrity, and professionalism in areas of:
    • academic achievement (top 25%),
    • leadership, 
    • service or research, and
    • demonstrate strong moral character, ethics and the core values of the PT profession.

  • We encourage students who are in their last year of physical therapist school to apply.  Students must register on the ACAPT website and complete the information requested in order to be considered by your PT program.

    Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students who apply and are selected must demonstrate excellence in all membership criteria, and are individually selected by representatives from their respective ACAPT member educational institution.

Inductees receive:

  • Recognition on the ACAPT website.
  • Certificates and lapel pins.

For interested applicants:

View the list of National Physical Therapy Student Honor Society Inductees.


The official insignia for the National Student Honors Society shall be known by the Greek letters: Delta Phi Tau (DPT).

View the list of National Physical Therapy Student Honor Society inductees.

View the list of 2024 participating schools.
*This list is currently being updated and will reflect all of the participating schools by Aug. 2024