Connect with physical therapy research and give forward to your future profession by participating in the 2021-2022 Challenge!
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Students Give Forward to the Physical Therapy Profession

The Marquette Challenge is a grassroots, student-led fundraising effort that supports the mission of the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research
(FPTR). Each year, hundreds of physical therapist (PT) and physical therapist assistant (PTA) students, with the support of their program directors and community, hold fundraising events across the United States.

Top 3 Schools Announced for “A Challenge Like No Other”

Since 1989, more than 300 schools and thousands of PT and PTA students have participated in the Marquette Challenge, raising more than $4.5 million for research. The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research depends on these funds to award grants, scholarships, and fellowships. Today, our student fundraisers are more important to our mission than ever.

Thank you, students, for moving forward to raise funds for research through virtual events, online fundraisers, and other creative ways to connect with research. Every dollar raised through the Marquette Challenge helps us carry our our mission.

Congratulations to Our Top 3 2020-2021 Schools

WATCH our June 23 annual Awards Celebration. Be sure to check out the other schools on “the List” of Challenge participants.

  • 1st Virginia Commonwealth University

  • 2nd University of Delaware

  • 3rd University of Pittsburgh

Join the 2021-2022 VCU-Marquette Challenge

In case you missed it, we recently kicked off our VCU-Marquette Challenge with researcher Julia Mazzarella, PT, DPT.

Get your school on "the List" of Challenge schools that support physical therapy research!

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