Increasing the Percentage

USC’s Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Black Alumni Association aims to add more Black practitioners to the physical therapy profession.

Division launches comprehensive anti-racism plan

In the aftermath of the mass protests earlier this year, resulting from the murder of George Floyd Jr., the Division got to work to address systemic racism within its own walls as well as the healthcare system in general.

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.

Welcome Wednesdays

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

… And Justice for All

Meet the USC DPT alumni who have created an organization, offering free physical therapy treatment to protesters injured peacefully demonstrating against systemic racial injustice.

Diversity Story Slam

Grace Amoo '16, DPT '19/Photo: Nate Jensen

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 Trailblazer

Portrait of Melodie Daniels

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.

Discover the Rainbow

Portrait of K. Michael Rowley PhD ’18

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 »