The SSIG is here to make your DPT and PTA student voice heard! We provide opportunities to get involved and interact with students from other programs. From Wisconsin Student Conclave to PT Pub Night to fundraising, our goal is to make sure you get the most out of your years as an APTA and APTA-WI student member. Have a great idea? Planning an event for your school and want greater turnout? Contact us! 

Join a SSIG Committee!
Hello SPT's and SPTA's,
Please consider joining a SSIG Committee! It's a great opportunity for growing the profession and networking with other students across the state of Wisconsin.
Click here for Committee Descriptions.
Click here or the image above to access the sign up. 

Thank you,



March Virtual Happy Hour


Come to our next Virtual Happy Hour on Thursday, March 4th to hear about career opportunities beyond PT school! 

We look forward to hearing from Dr. Dale Gerke PT, ScD. He is an Associate Professor at Concordia University Wisconsin, a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, a Fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, and serves as the director of the Orthopedic Residency Program at Concordia to name a few of his credentials.

When: Thursday, March 4th from 6:00-7:00 PM

Where: Zoom (sign up to get the link below)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here to sign up!

-APTA-WI SSIG Secretary


Student of the Month:        
Arik Tavs, SPT

"Hello fellow therapy students and grandma Peggy (I know she will be seeing this on Facebook)! My name is Arik Tavs, and I am a third-year DPT student at Concordia University Wisconsin. I grew up in Waupun, Wisconsin and then made my way up to UW – Green Bay where I graduated with a degree in Human Biology before starting PT school. For the past few years, I have loved being involved in our program’s student-led organization – Concordia Association for Student Physical Therapists (CASPT). This last year, I had the privilege of being a leader on the executive board, and despite the circumstances, we were able to successfully plan social, fundraising, volunteer, and professional opportunities for our peers. Outside of school, I enjoy participating in triathlon, failing to break 80 on the golf course, and spending time with my wife. In addition, I take pride in my Wisconsin heritage by working part-time at a local brewery - The Fermentorium, as well as cheering on the Badgers, Bucks, Packers, and Brewers.

I am grateful to be receiving this recognition and want to thank the SSIG board. I also want to give a big shoutout to my wife, CUW faculty, and all the friends that have been a part of this fun ride! Good luck to everyone as we approach board exams, clinicals, and spring semesters!"

-Arik Tavs, SPT

Concordia University Wisconsin

Class of 2021