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Hello New Professionals,

APTA Indiana recently created the New Professional Special Interest Group. The purpose of the New Professional Special Interest Group (NPSIG) is to provide a means through which PTs and PTAs in their first five years of practice may meet, confer, and promote the interests of its membership, the Chapter and APTA.

The NPSIG plans to accomplish these goals by providing various avenues to communicate information to new professionals, promoting mentorship and networking events, and facilitating educational opportunities for clinicians in order to support them as they begin their career.

Our NPSIG is made up of five individuals dedicating their time to carry out the above goals. These individuals are:

New Professional SIG Officers

  • Elizabeth Coons, PTA, BS
    Elizabeth Coons, PTA, BS
    NPSIG Vice Chair

    Elizabeth Coons, PTA, BS University of Evansville AS ’17 Pima Medical Institute BS ’18 Symbria at Otterbein Franklin Senior Living Community

  • Jill Nowakowski, PT, DPT
    Jill Nowakowski, PT, DPT
    NPSIG Secretary/Treasure

    Jill Nowakowski PT, DPT Marymount University ’15 Community Health Network-Washington St

  • Holly Weller, PT, DPT
    Holly Weller, PT, DPT
    NPSIG Director of Professional Growth

    Holly Weller, PT, DPT Indiana University ’15 Hearthstone Health Campus in Bloomington, IN

  • Julia Parks, PT, DPT
    Julia Parks, PT, DPT
    NPSIG Director of Communication

    Julia Parks, PT, DPT University of Vermont ’15 Community Health Network

SIG Sign Up

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Professional PT Podcast

We are excited to share with you the Professional PT Podcast brought to you by the APTA Indiana New Professional Board Member, Jessica Baker PT, DPT, MTC

The Professional PT Podcast will be brought to you each month and will discuss topics that pertain to those PTs or PTAs that have graduated from school within the last 5 years.

We recognize the transition from being a student to becoming the professional you were trained and want to be and we’re here to talk about it! Our first episode, available now, discusses Mentorship, what it looks like now, how to find it, and where to find it. Other topics in the que discuss Fellowships and Financial Advice regarding student loans and investing for the future. We have already covered a few topics, but have many more to come. If there is a topic that you want to hear about, email us at or reach out to us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, @INAPTANP.

You can listen to the Professional PT Podcast directly from our website or you can find it on Google Play and coming soon to iTunes.

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