Making a tangible difference
Many of our students, faculty and alumni come together each winter to help disabled children learn to ski. A physical therapy alumna and her former physical therapy professor joined forces to bring a summer camp for children with limb loss to our campuses. A professor of biomedical sciences has spent years studying why black women are more likely to get breast cancer than white women. Faculty and students host a popular falls prevention program every year for seniors in the local community. Physical therapy and occupational therapy students routinely travel to Nicaragua and Barbados to help treat people with diabetes and perform other humanitarian missions.
These experiences not only sharpen the clinical skills of our students, but help them transform into more mature and compassionate practitioners and scientists. These students become more marketable, too.