Physical Therapy Club

Club purpose

The purpose of the Physical Therapy Club (founded 2005) is to increase awareness of the physical therapy profession to the general public. In addition, the club works to promote student involvement in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Lastly, the Club seeks to provide educational opportunities to students and build social bridges between classmates within and across all three years of the program.

The club sponsors service events that promote health, wellness, and the PT profession, as well as plans social events for PT students, faculty, and staff throughout the year. Some past events have included bowling, karaoke, and the annual PT Prom. Possible ways to become involved are through the Marquette Challenge and its various fundraising events as well as the Buddy Program that links second year mentors to first year students.

Who can be a part of the club?

All MGH IHP Physical Therapy students can join the PT Club.

What are previous projects/events held by the PT Club?

  • January 2017: 11th Annual Dodgeball Tournament and Fundraiser. The PT Club hosted the 11th Dodgeball Tournament and Fundraiser for the Marquette Challenge, which supports research in PT.  PT schools throughout the country participate in raising money for the Foundation of Physical Therapy, for which the Marquette Challenge raises money. The Institute in recent years has been recognized by the Foundation of PT for its contributions, and we look forward to continuing funding PT research.
  • September 2015: The PT club held a bake sale on the 3rd floor of Building 36 to raise money for the annual budget. This budget supports conference stipends for PT students who wish to attend the Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) sponsored by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). 
  • December, 2014: Marquette Challenge Bowling Fundraiser. The PT Club celebrated the holidays with an Ugly Sweater Bowling get together at Jillian's in Fenway. Many PT students and PT faculty attended to bowl and participate in an ugly sweater contest. All funds raised went to support the Foundation of Physical Therapy through the annual Marquette Challenge. The event raised over $600 to go towards PT research. 
  • September, 2014: Boston Heart Walk. PT Club Members participated in the Boston Heart Walk to raise awareness and increase visibility of PTs in the community promoting an active and healthy life to help prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke. The Institute's PT team raised $275 for the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

Look for upcoming events in the IHP Daily News and on social media.

The PT Club fund raises year round in order to donate money towards the Marquette Challenge and to reimburse club members for attendance at professional meetings. Look for upcoming events in the IHP announcements.

If you questions about the PT Club, please contact Donna Applebaum, DPT, MS, or Jane Baldwin, PT, DPT, NCS, PT Club Advisors of the Physical Therapy Department.