What is the SSIG?
The Student Special Interest Group (SSIG) is an organization designed by students for physical therapy students and physical therapy assistant students. Forty founding members called the first meetings of the organization in 1992. John Hughes, a physical therapy student at North Georgia College, was the first elected president. Students who are members of the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG) automatically obtain membership to the SSIG.
The objectives of the Student Special Interest Group (SSIG) are:
- Identify and respond to areas of concern related to student members.
- Promote the role of students in physical therapy.
- Promote membership and encourage the participation of students in the APTA, PTAG, and SSIG.
- Assist PTAG in the furtherance of PTAG's object and functions.
- Provide such services that will further the SSIG's purpose.