APTA Colorado Mentorship Program

 The APTA Colorado Chapter Mentorship Program is a networking and professional development service available to all Colorado Chapter members. The mentorship program is designed for clinicians with any level of experience and DPT/PTA students in their final year of school to connect with mentors who can guide them in clinical and professional topics of interest. 

The Mentorship Program empowers APTA CO members to gain knowledge and expertise in a specific area of interest from other clinicians around the state. Mentees will develop a specific goal or question and then identify and contact mentors in the directory who can guide them in their professional development. The duration and frequency of meetings between mentors and mentees will vary depending on each participant's availability and the topic of interest. 

After you have completed the sign-up forms at the bottom of this page, you will have access to the mentorship directory below. 

Examples of Mentorship Topics: 

  • Acute Care
  • Animal Physical Therapy
  • Cardiopulmonary

  • Career development
  • Chronic Pain
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Education/Teaching
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Geriatrics
  • Home Health/Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Leadership
  • Legislation/Government Affairs
  • Manual therapy/Dry needling
  • Neurology
  • Non-Clinical Practice
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Pelvic health
  • Private Practice
  • Research
  • Sports


How does it work?

Fill out the 'Seeking Mentorship' form below to enter your contact information and fields of interest into our database. Once you have registered, you will be able to identify available mentors who can guide you through a specific question or area of development. 

  • Before contacting a mentor, please read through the Mentee Training Module to understand the expectations roles, and responsibilities of mentees. 

  • Once you have a specific goal or question in mind that you would like to pursue with a mentor, you can reach out to mentors who are currently marked as "available" in the directory. Together, you will establish expectations for the relationship and develop a plan to achieve your goal. 

  • APTA Colorado Mentorship Reflection Guide - Use this reflection guide to organize your thoughts regarding mentorship and what you would like to seek in your PT career. You should complete this reflection guide prior to seeking out a mentor.

Fill out the 'Mentor Volunteer' form below to enter your contact information, current availability, and fields that you are willing to offer mentorship in. Once you have registered, mentees will be able to identify you in the directory based on common interests. Please make sure to use up to date contact information to ensure mentees can reach you successfully.

  • Once a mentee contacts you, you will work together to ensure that the mentorship topic and goal are appropriate, feasible, and can be accomplished in a realistic time frame. From there, you will create a time-based plan to achieve the mentorship goal. 

  • To ensure successful relationships, please review the Mentor Training Module to understand the expectations, roles, and responsibilities of mentors. 

  • Mentor Continuing Competency Documentation Form - Mentors should use this form to keep track of mentorship sessions to use for CE credit. Please complete a new form for every mentee. To receive a certificate to use for CE credit, please submit completed forms as an email attachment to [email protected] for review. 

  • If you are currently unavailable to offer mentorship but want to remain in the directory, you can change your availability status or update your mentor categories by resubmitting the volunteer form below. If you would like to be removed from the directory, please contact us at [email protected].


Mentorship Program Benefits

  • Documented mentorship hours count toward continuing competency credits - up to 15 hours. 
  • Engage in networking opportunities
  • Participate in social events with students, clinicians, and educators from around the state
  • Improve professional and career development
  • Develop teaching and leadership skills
  • Gain exposure to new and different perspectives


This program is open to APTA CO members only. Please login & complete the form below that best describes you. 

Mentor Volunteer
Seeking Mentorship
**If at anytime your mentorship needs/availability change, return to this page and submit the forms again**
Once you have submitted the forms above, members will be able to access the mentorship directory here