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.

Make sure your school is on “the List” of participating institutions. 

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 out our mission.

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Connect with us at APTA CSM 2022!

As a special thanks to the future PT and PTAs who fundraise for research year-round, we are hosting a student event at the upcoming APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in San Antonio, TX. Join us on Friday, February 4, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. to meet some of the FPTR-funded researchers that received the Marquette Challenge award and to pick up your special appreciation giveaway. We will be located at booth #1641 in the CSM exhibit hall near the APTA booth. Network with researchers, connect with other students, and pick up a special thank you gift for your contribution to the profession. The special giveaway is limited to the first 150 students, so be sure to drop by early to connect with us.

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

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