Future PTs and PTAs give forward to their future profession trough student-led VCU-Marquette Challenge

PT and PTA students have once again helped close out another successful VCU-Marquette Challenge to benefit the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research. Hundreds of students at 79 schools participated this year. The top 3 schools (listed alphabetically) are the University of Delaware, the University of Miami, and Virginia Commonwealth University. The school that raised the most funds this year will earn co-host naming rights for the upcoming 2022-2023 Challenge.

Since 1989, students have hosted events all over the country in support of their future profession, raising millions to support research. Research guides how PTs and PTAs deliver care, how students learn, and how professionals are paid for services. In the past 32 years, students have made a big difference in sowing the seeds for critically needed physical therapy research.

Join us June 27 as we announce the top school LIVE!

In celebration of these student fundraisers and the faculty who support their efforts, we’re hosting an awards ceremony on June 27 at 8 p.m. ET. RSVP today to attend this event. Our host for the evening is FPTR trustee and PT Pintcast podcaster Jimmy McKay, PT, DPT. Special guests will be there, including researchers who began their careers with FPTR funding and APTA student leaders.

Students who participate in the VCU-Marquette Challenge are future leaders in the physical therapy profession. Be sure to connect with us through this year’s awards ceremony as we recognize the students who give forward through research! Special thanks to our title sponsor, HPSO/CNA, and contributing sponsors, APTA Academy of Leadership and Innovation, APTA Acute Care, APTA Hand & Upper Extremity, APTA Kentucky, APTA New York, California Physical Therapy Fund, and Rehab Essentials.

Our 2021-2022 Fundraising Schools

Alabama State University
Ambrose University
Arcadia University
Arkansas College of Health Education
Augusta University
College of St. Scholastica
Creighton University
Daemen College
Duke University
D’Youville College
Emory University
Hazard Community & Technical College and Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College
High Point University
Husson University
Indiana University
Ithaca College
Keiser University – Fort Lauderdale
Langston University
Lebanon Valley College
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport
Marquette University
Maryville University of Saint Louis
Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Mid Michigan College
Midwestern University – Downers Grove
Missouri State University
New York University
Northeastern University
Northern Illinois University
Northwestern University
Oklahoma City Community College
Pacific University
Regis University
Rosalind Franklin University
Sacred Heart University
Saint Louis University
Seton Hall University
Shenandoah University
Somerset Community College
South College – Knoxville Campus

Springfield College
Stockton University
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Temple University
Tennessee State University
Texas Woman’s University – Dallas
The George Washington University
The Ohio State University
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Thomas Jefferson University
Touro University Nevada
Tufts University
University of Central Florida
University of Cincinnati
University of Delaware
University of Florida
University of Hartford
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Kentucky
University of Miami
University of Minnesota
University of Nevada – Las Vegas
University of New England
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
University of North Florida
University of South Dakota
University of South Florida
University of Southern California
University of St. Augustine – Austin, Texas
University of Texas at El Paso
University of The Incarnate Word
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington University in St. Louis
West Virginia University
William Carey University