Student Experiences

Student Experiences

Our vision is to excel as a locally, nationally, and internationally recognized leader in physical therapy education, research, and civic engagement.

Participating in student life is one of the ways you can make the most out of your IU education. From exoloring our many research areas to working with members of the Indianapolis community, you'll find there are a variety of opportunities for enhancing your learning.

 

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GoBabyGo!

GoBabyGo is a program that allows physical therapy students to work in collaboration with students from the School of Engineering and Technology, as well as community volunteers, to make custom-designed vehicles for children. This program transforms the lives of children in the Indianapolis community who have motor and cognitive developmental delays.

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Goodwin Exercise Group

This group allows DPT students to lead exercises that improve health and functional independence in the older adult population. Goodwin is a government-subsidized apartment complex with 100 apartments available to those 62 years or older. Residents are functionally independent and enjoy the chance to be active and interact with others. Exercise sessions include chair aerobics, balance exercises, and stretching.

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IU Student Outreach Clinic

PT students participating in the IU Student Outreach Clinic see over 50 patients and average about ten volunteers every week. They are involved with Women’s Health Days and provide education and treatment to patients with incontinence and pelvic pain. In a partnership between nursing and occupational therapy, they established a shortened screening tool to be used to obtain most recent health information for our returning patients. PT students also work with PA students to provide sports physicals for children on the near east side of Indianapolis.

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Multiple Sclerosis Swim

IU DPT students are actively involved in the operation of the Multiple Sclerosis Swim (MS Swim) program, which provides free aquatic therapy to Indiana residents diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The MS Swim program has been in operation for several years and has been a tremendous benefit for many local patients.

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