NCPTA to Be Sole Sponsor of Bull Durham Playoff Games!

NCPTA was offered a great opportunity earlier this week to be the sole sponsor of the Durham Bulls Labor Day game, as well as 6 potential playoff games. The Bulls are the most popular Triple A baseball team in the country and the defending national title holder, and look like a strong contender for the national title again.The NCPTA Board voted quickly to take advantage of this opportunity to get the #ChoosePT message out to potentially close to 1,000,000 people. Both NCPTA and each district are contributing to this amazing opportunity to get our message across the state and country. 
As sponsor for the Game, NCPTA will have the opportunity to:
  • blast #ChoosePT information on all pre-game emails and printed on tickets
  • have a concourse booth in the stadium
  • have digital media throughout the games on the LCD boards
  • PA announcements
  • videos about the opioid crisis and PT’s role
  • live radio and TV interviews
In the coming weeks we will be sending a call to the entire state asking any clinic or facility that wants to send promotional materials to be available at the NCPTA game table. Please watch for a blast e-mails in the coming weeks on how you can be involved.
NCPTA President Kyle Covington said, “We are thrilled with the opportunity to get the #ChoosePT message out to so many people in the state of North Carolina and beyond.”  


 NCPTA Secretary, and former Capital District
Chair Receives APTA Emerging Leader Award
Michael Schmidt, PT, DPT, GCS, OCS, FAAOMPT, NCPTA Secretary, was recently selected by the North Carolina Chapter as a 2018 recipient of the APTA Emerging Leader Award. Dr. Schmidt was 1 of 22 members who were selected by their component leadership to merit this honor and he will be recognized in the October issue of PT in Motion Magazine. The Emerging Leader Award was established to annually honor individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary service to the profession and APTA early in their careers.

The NCPTA submission indicated, “Mike is a thoughtful, reflective, and collaborative leader. Through his involvement in entry-level education, his leadership as a residency and fellowship director, and his upward trajectory in association leadership Mike demonstrates a commitment to our association, profession, students, and patients.” APTA Sharon Dunn said, “Please accept our warmest congratulations, knowing that you have displayed all that it takes to be a great leader. We are delighted that you serve as a role model for others and are enthusiastic about your future involvement in APTA.” READ MORE


NCPTA Fall Conference 2018 

REGISTER NOW! Early Bird Registration for the NCPTA Fall Conference 2018 on October 18-20 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro is now open.

There will be a selection of respected speakers and a variety of 36 courses to choose from. Two Orthopedic tracks are scheduled each day, one Neuro track on Thursday and Friday and a Pediatric track on Saturday. Each day will include a Special Topics track which will include courses such as Medical Therapeutic Yoga, Exercise Intolerance in Cancer Survivors, and Treating the Whole Patient.

The Keynote Luncheon this year will be held on Friday, rather than Saturday, featuring Josh Cleland, PT PhD talking on "Evidence about the Evidence," a discussion on how the evidence informs clinical practice guidelines. Critical appraisal of guidelines will be discussed using examples from both the physical therapy and medical communities. The Keynote Luncheon will be immediately followed by the NCPTA Business Meeting.

Town Hall Meeting and "Meet the Candidate" -- This year we will be introducing a new feature on Saturday at lunch. President Kyle Covington will host a town hall meeting to discuss issues important to the chapter and candidates running for office will be able to introduce themselves.

Election of Officers -- Because of the by-law that was passed last year, officers will not be elected before and during conference, but rather after the fall conference. This will allow candidates to be nominated from the floor of the business meeting on Friday. 

Other Exciting Activities:

  • NCPT PAC Pub Nite which will be held on Friday nite in the Disco at Koury Center... A fun night 2 years ago
  • Quiz Bowl Trivia on Thursday night
  • Awards & Honors Reception on Friday from 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • NCPTA Business Meeting - Friday after lunch several important motions concerning association Governance will be brought forward
  • Scholarship & Loan Committee Annual Raffle -- many baskets to support the scholarship and loan program
  • Special Interest Groups (SIG) Meetings -- The Student SIG will meet on Thursday before Quiz Bowl. Other SIG meetings including OrthopedicPrivate PracticeStudentFalls Prevention,Pediatrics, and Early Professionals will meet on Saturday morning from
    8:00 am-9:00 am
  • Visit Exhibitors and Recruiter Booths to see the latest in PT equipment and careers

As you can see we have a full line up of courses and activities planned for Greensboro, so hurry and take advantage of Early Bird registration and register by September 10. 

NOTE: Hotel registration is not yet open. We will provide information when it is open.   


Hotel Reservations are now open for the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel


Exhibitor/Sponsorship Opportunities

REGISTER NOW! The NCPTA Fall Conference is being held at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, North Carolina on October 18-20.In 2016 we had our most successful conference at the Koury Center with over 700 attendees. We have another outstanding conference planned this year with 36 courses offered by respected presenters, our annual Quiz Bowl with lots of students in attendance, and plenty of exhibitor time.

  • You can exhibit at the Gold, Silver, or Bronze level.
  • Choose to come late on Thursday afternoon to set up for the Quiz Bowl that evening, or set up early Friday morning to exhibit all day Friday. (Based on feedback from past exhibitors we will not have exhibits on Saturday morning.)
  • The Quiz Bowl on Thursday night will provide an opportunity for recruiters and other exhibitors to interact with the many students who will be attending the conference, as well as practicing physical therapists.
Additional Exhibit/Sponsor Information can be accessed below:


nominating committee
Click on the position name to see the description

If you are interested in in running, please submit your name or any questions to the NCPTANominating Committee Chair: Eileen Rodri Carter, PT, DPT, MBA

Calendar more

9/21/2018 » 9/22/2018
Assessment & Treatment Strategies For Stroke Recovery

Medicare: Everything an Outpatient Therapist Needs to Know

9/29/2018 » 9/30/2018
Foot and Ankle Complex

10/5/2018 » 10/6/2018
Course: Vestibular & Oculomotor Rehabilitation for Children (Course #324)