Giving to Physical Therapy


As the face of higher education and our profession continues to change, we need the generosity of our alumni and friends to help us advance our mission and goals. Your support plays a vital role in the success of our students and program.

Ways to Give

There are many ways to contribute to the Division of Physical Therapy. We want to work with you to demonstrate the impact you can have immediately! A few options to consider:

Why Give?

Gusmer head shotI have felt honored to be a recipient of the Rudolph A. Ptak Fellowship. The fellowship has opened up opportunities for me to develop as a clinician and helped further my resources to integrate into the profession through attending conferences and pursuing international clinical opportunities. Having the support from Alumni through this fellowship has been tremendous. Overall, I have been professionally and personally encouraged to pursue excellence and to give back to the profession.

Rebecca Gusmer, PT Class of 2016

 Oyen head shotThe scholarship served as a fantastic kickstart to my third and final year of PT school. The scholarship I received, the Rudolph A. Ptak Fellowship, is based on merit and potential for significant professional contributions. I was honored and humbled to qualify for such an award, and it inspired me to live up to these standards during my clinical internships. Financially, it allowed me to cover some of the travel expenses related to my clinical internships I'm forever grateful to Rudy Ptak and his legacy.

Cheyenne Oyen, PT Class of 2015