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Student Membership at a Glance

About Your AOBTA® Student Membership


Student membership in AOBTA® is awarded to students engaged in a program of training in Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT). Learn about the various ABT Forms.

AOBTA® is dedicated to supporting you through your training and into professional practice.

  • There are no dues for Student membership.
  • AOBTA® works closely with schools and instructors to ensure that your ABT training meets the entry-level professional standards for the profession.
  • We provide you with student orientations so that you understand the profession you are training in and the professional association that serves you, regulations and legalities of practice, and the necessary steps for becoming a practicing professional after graduation.
  • We provide you with very affordable liability insurance that you can use during school and the first months of your professional practice.
  • We provide you with access to membership features and benefits that help you launch your career and become a successful practitioner.
Meet Your Guide


Sarah West

Member Relations Coordinator


Sarah is your staff member contact. She is here to answer your questions about the association, your membership, your resources, and the process of becoming a professional practitioner after graduation.

Please feel free to contact Sarah with your questions.

MarketPlace Features & Benefits
How To Become A Professional Member
Student Member Orientation


Discounts on the products and services you will need as an Asian Bodywork Therapist!

  • Liability insurance
  • Equipment for your practice
  • Books, music, charts
  • Marketing & practice management software
  • Travel
  • Continuing education

Once you graduate, you must apply to become a Certified Practitioner member (AOBTA-CP). 

The AOBTA-CP membership credential is widely recognized as the sign of a highly trained Asian Bodywork Therapist!

Let your clients know that you are recognized by your national professional association as a qualified professional!

A Student member webinar is scheduled every 3 months. This 45 minute long event explores:

  • Overview of the ABT profession and AOBTA®'s role as the national professional association.
  • The features & benefits available to members
  • Q&A time for your burning questions

Visit the MarketPlace

(You will need to log in)

 Review how to become an AOBTA-CP


Find the next orientation webinar 



Liability Insurance
Be Involved


Update Your Profile

AOBTA® has arranged for a steep discount on liability insurance for Student members!

For only $25/year, you can be well-insured for your clinical and practice treatments as a student. 

If you graduate before your year of coverage has expired, your same student policy will then cover you as a practicing professional for the remainder of the policy term.

You aren't going to find this same benefit anywhere else!

The best way to begin a professional career is to make sure you are connected to your national professional association and your community of professionals!

AOBTA® is that community. 

  • Join your state group or special interest groups
  • Volunteer for a committee or a leadership position
  • Attend a wide variety of in-person and online events
  • Stay up to date on the latest news.
  • Connect with other members

Make sure to keep your member account updated!

AOBTA will keep you updated on the latest community news, benefits, and events - but we need your accurate contact information to do so!

You will also want to check your account on a regular basis to see if you have member connection requests, messages, or invitations.

Your member account and profile is the portal to your professional community!


Get insurance coverage

(You will need to log in)

Visit the event calendar & newsroom

 Member groups, committees, and connections can be found when you sign in to your member account.

Log in to my account

Your account username and password will be provided to you when you join. You can update either whenever you want. Make sure you have the log in information saved somewhere.




Watch the Latest Student Orientation Webinar


The video recording from the 3/24/20 student orientation webinar will be posted here.








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