NSC Student Assembly Challenge

  • The Student Assembly Challenge (SAC) is a nationwide contest that challenges all PT and PTA students to represent their program and show their school pride at National Student Conclave!

    How It Works

    Every PT/PTA program falls into to 1 of 5 geographic zones based on the distance students must travel (500 mile increments) to get to the NSC host city. The program in each zone with the highest percentage of students in attendance at NSC will be named the winners of the Student Assembly Challenge.

    What Winning Programs Receive

    • A professional plaque to display in your department's "trophy case"
    • Recognition at the NSC Opening Ceremony
    • A picture taken with APTA President Sharon Dunn
    • Acknowledgement through APTA and Student Assembly social media
    • Bragging rights for a year, plus a chance to win a $250 scholarship to CSM 2016 in Anaheim, California!

    How You Get Involved

    1. Complete the official entry form (.pdf), have it certified by a faculty member, and submit it to Lisa McLaughlin (scan and PDF the entry form and email it to lisamclaughlin@apta.org, or fax it to 703/706-3387), Student Assembly Staff Liaison, no later than noon, ET, on October 9, 2015.
    2. Attend National Student Conclave in Omaha, Nebraska, and have fun!

    We hope to have a record number of attendees at this year's NSC, and the SAC is the first step to attaining this goal. Please help us by spreading the word to students in your program and encouraging them to attend NSC. For more information, visit www.apta.org/NSC.

    2014 SAC Challenge Winners

    11 schools participated in the Student Assembly Challenge for 2014. Here are the winners:

    Highest Overall Attendance: Marquette University, 140 attendees, 71.5% attendance
    Zone 1: University of Wisconsin-Milwuakee
    Zone 2: University of Minnesota, 56 attendees, 44.6% attendance
    Zone 3: Our Lady of the Lake PTA school, 11 attendees, 43% attendance
    Zone 4: University of Central Florida, 20 attendees, 17.39 % attendance

    Marquette University

    2014 Student Assembly Challenge Winner - Marquette University

    Our Lady of the Lake College

    2014 Student Assembly Challenge Winner - Our Lady of the Lake

    University of Central Florida

    2014 Student Assembly Challenge Winner - University of Central Florida

    University of Minnesota

    2014 Student Assembly Challenge Winner - University of Minnesota

    University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

    2014 Student Assembly Challenge Winner - University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee