About Fit Families

  • The mission of the USC Fit Families Program is to provide pro-bono preventive and wellness physical therapy services to underserved children, ages 7-17 and their families, in the local community diagnosed with or at high risk for diabetes and conditions associated with physical inactivity. In partnership with the community, intervention will focus on culturally relevant personalized and structured nutritional, exercise and physical activity-related education for children in collaboration with their families to enhance potential for long-term lifestyle change. Physical therapists, USC DPT students, and other volunteers oversee the exercise and education provided to participants.