Protecting the Protectors

PT Sarah Greytak examines arm of patient
Photo by Brian Weister

Sarah Greytak learned to think outside of the box at USC. Now she’s putting her physical therapy skills to unexpected-but-much-needed use within the Denver police and sheriff’s departments.

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.

Boy, Interrupted

hudson stimmler portrait

A rare inner ear disorder kept Hudson Stimmler bedbound for days on end. After surgery, a USC physical therapist helped him get back on his feet.

Taking Flight

Brayden Hawkins, Lincoln High School sophomore in Stockton, Calif., tests his broad jump, which was 9 foot, 1 inch. The NFL Combine record is 12 foot, 3 inches. Photo by Nate Jensen
Brayden Hawkins, Lincoln High School sophomore in Stockton, Calif., tests his broad jump, which was 9 foot, 1 inch. The NFL Combine record is 12 foot, 3 inches. Photo by Nate Jensen

USC launches one of the nation’s first master’s of biokinesiology programs with a sports science emphasis.

Commencement 2019

Graduates make a silly pose in regalia outside of Bovard Auditorium.

On Friday, May 10, 2019 the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy conferred 96 doctor of physical therapy, 7 doctor of philosophy and 9 master of science degrees. Check out photos from the commencement ceremony.