VCU-Marquette Challenge – Student Offers Ensuring Our Future Within the last decade, the VCU-Marquette Challenge has made its mark in the profession of Physical Therapy. Started in 1989 by PT students at Marquette University, the Challenge aimed to raise awareness and money for necessary scientific studies. Since then, the Challenge has grown to become one of the most significant campaigns for the Physical Therapy Foundation. Even more remarkable, the funds are raised entirely by students! The following courses are being offered at a special price for physical therapy students.