The MPTA Institute for Education and Research, Inc. is a sister organization to the Michigan Physical Therapy Association (MPTA). The MPTA Institute was created by the MPTA Board of Directors to provide a tax sheltered non-profit entity to promote research and education related to physical therapy in the State of Michigan. Annually scholarships, research grants, and awards are given out by the institute to encourage research and the continuation of the physical therapy profession.

Funds for the MPTA Institute are from the Michigan Physical Therapy Institute Endowment Fund at the Michigan Capital Region Community Foundation and donations made directly to the MPTA Institute by companies or individuals. We appreciate you support for physical therapy education and research in Michigan.

Donate directly to the MPTA Institute for Education and Research, Inc.

These donations are managed by the Michigan Physical Therapy Association Institute Trustees. The money received will be used by the Institute for grant funding, scholarships, to encourage research and presentation of information at state conference and programs. This is a 501(c) 3 and a receipt will be mailed for your donation. Donations may be made in honour or memory of a person you wish to recogonize. A card will be sent to the family of the person to honor your contribution.

  • Print the donation form and make your check payable to the MPTA Institute and mail to MPTA Institute, 140B Purcellville Gateway Drive, Suite 120, Purcellville, VA 20132 USA
  • Go to and enter: Michigan Physical Therapy Institute Fund to make a credit card contribution.
  • Use the Institute Amazon Smile account whenever you shop on Amazon - Go to Amazon Smile and enter MPTA Institute for Education and Research or click here to add the Institute to your Amazon account.

Donations may also be made over the phone by calling (517)234-5040. Please do not send credit card information via email to keep all credit card personal information secure.

Annual Activities

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Team Rehab Student Physical Therapist Scholarship


This scholarship is intended to reward and encourage physical therapy (PT) students who are already showing promise as practical clinicians.  Students who have completed two full years of their DPT program, including their clinical education experiences, are eligible to receive these scholarships.  One scholarship will be awarded in each academic year to a third-year student at each Michigan school with a PT program.  Winners of these scholarships will be paid a stipend of $2,000 which will be distributed in one payment at the MPTA Fall Conference of the student's third (or final) year in PT school.  The MPTA Institute for Education and Research will provide the winners of the scholarships with their checks at the MPTA Fall Conference Awards Dinner.



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