Grand Valley Wheel Run
The Grand Valley State University physical therapy students have annually put on the Wheel Run 10K & 5K run, 5K walk and 1 mile fun walk since 1997. The tradition began when a group of students wanted to provide an opportunity for wheelchair and running athletes to enjoy a fun and challenging event together. For the past 12 years, the proceeds have been donated to Alternatives in Motion, an organization that provides wheelchairs to individuals without adequate health insurance. The goal is to raise over $10,000 for Alternatives in Motion. For more information visit www.alternativesinmotion.org/
Pro-bono Clinics; GVSU PT students serve as coordinators of pro-bono physical therapy services provided by volunteer physical therapists and GVSU PT students at a clinic in Grand Rapids. Additional pro-bono clinical opportunities are currently being developed. Guatemala Trip; A yearly service learning trip for our PT students. The students and faculty are in Guatemala for 10 days; 8 of the days are spent treating patients and 2 are for "touring" the area. The students work with children and older adults with various disabilities in a disadvantaged area of Guatemala.