VCU DPT students are encouraged to make a difference in their community through service learning opportunities. Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of events promoting health, wellness and physical activity for all of Richmond’s population.

VCU DPT students manage the CARES Clinic daily operations as well as provide pro bono physical therapy services (under the direction of licensed physical therapists) to the uninsured and underinsured of the greater Richmond area.

The Honduras Outreach Medical Brigada Relief Effort (HOMBRE) joins VCU Physical Therapy, Medical and Pharmacy students on a medical health brigade trip to rural populations in Honduras and the Dominican Republic. Team members work in healthcare clinics or on public health projects geared to improve villagers’ quality of life.

VCU DPT Students strive to better their community through involvement in the APTA’s annual day of service. In 2016, VCU DPT students supported the Step-Up for Downs Syndrome 5k and Family Festival.

REACHcycles is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence to children with disabilities. VCU DPT students assist community PTs with fitting children properly to their new bicycles.

MDA summer camps enable children who have muscular dystrophy and related muscle-debilitating diseases the opportunity to enjoy a week living beyond limits. VCU DPT students help children with the daily activities and adventures.

River City Buddy Ball partners with Jacob’s Chance and is dedicated to promoting wellness for youth and young adults with special needs through athletic programs. VCU DPT students have the opportunity to support the youth in their seasonal sports programs.

Camp Bruce McCoy is for survivors of traumatic brain injury. VCU DPT student spend a week assisting campers in their daily and enrichment activities at camp.

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