USC’s Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Black Alumni Association aims to add more Black practitioners to the physical therapy profession.
In the aftermath of the mass protests earlier this year, resulting from the murder of George Floyd Jr. by Minneapolis police officers, the Division knew it needed to do more to fight systemic racism — both within its own walls as well as the health care system writ large.
From Sept. 23 through Oct. 28, we ran a weekly Instagram series titled “Welcome Wednesdays,” where we showcased USC BKNPT community members who have been made to feel welcome here at the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
Meet the USC DPT alumni who have created an organization, offering free physical therapy treatment to protesters injured peacefully demonstrating against systemic racial injustice.
Student-led organization PTMLA aims to promote diversity in physical therapy. BY MICHELLE MCCARTHY June 2018 YOU COULD SAY THE PHYSICAL THERAPY PROFESSION has a bit… Read more »
Revisiting the division’s inaugural Diversity Story Slam, where faculty, staff and students shared five-minute stories showcasing the importance of diversity and inclusion.
The organization, Girls Overcoming Obstacles Daily (GOOD), will focus on students facing health and resource disparities in South Central Los Angeles.
Only 5 percent of practicing physical therapists are African American. Melodie Daniels DPT ’21 hopes to change that, serving as a role model to other people of color.
Unpacking the LGBTQQIA+ acronym with a discussion about the intersection of identity and biology. BY K. MICHAEL ROWLEY PhD ’18 November 2019 Understanding the unique… Read more »
The unique partnership aims to prepare traditionally underrepresented students to enter USC’s top-ranked doctor of physical therapy program.