WCU Students Volunteer with Healthy Athletes Program for Special Olympics World Games 2015

Posted on 08/03/2015

West Coast University students, staff and faculty supported more than 1,700 athletes during the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

Nearly 100 students and faculty from Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nursing and Health Administration programs supported WCU's Interprofessional Education endeavor with the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program.

"It is inspiring to see our students applying, in a real-world setting, the theory that they have learned. But it is even better to see the impact that serving these wonderful athletes has had on them… our students," WCU Provost Dr. Jeb Egbert said.

WCU staff and students helped athletes make healthy nutrition choices, worked with them on range of motion and flexibility, screened them for blood pressure, bone density and heart rate, and generally provided them education on how to make smart choices to optimize their health.

Check out coverage of the Heatlhy Athletes program via the Huffington Post.

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