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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 5 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 $4.3 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 5 2020-2021 Schools

Schools are listed in alphabetical order. We will announce the winner of this year’s Challenge LIVE on June 23 during our annual Awards Celebration. Be sure to check out the other schools on “the List” of Challenge participants.

  • The Ohio State University

  • University of Delaware

  • University of Miami

  • University of Pittsburgh

  • Virginia Commonwealth University

RSVP to Join Us on June 23, 2021

The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) 2021 Awards Ceremony connects leaders in the physical therapy community with the student PTs and PTAs who give forward to their future profession by raising funds for research. Join us virtually on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 8:00 – 9:00 PM Eastern. FPTR Trustee and PT Pintcast podcaster Jimmy McKay, PT, DPT, will host the event with special guests. In addition to recognizing the 2021 Service Awardees, FPTR will announce the winning school for the 2020-2021 VCU-Marquette Challenge LIVE.

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

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