The Doctor of Physical Therapy class of 2017 is hosting their first annual Let’s Get Physical 5K Run/Walk on February 27! All proceeds from the 5K will go towards funding for educational materials and professional development, as well as the graduation ceremony in May 2017, which students are required to pay a portion of. Some proceeds will also be used to send students to physical therapy conferences throughout the state, which are costly.
“Our [Physical Therapy] program is one of the most expensive at Fresno State, so we’re using this 5K money to offset some of the costs,” Courtney Williams recently told Central Valley Today. Williams along with fellow classmates, Joey Fonseca and Mason Tregoning, appeared on the show to talk about the upcoming 5K and the Physical Therapy program. You can view the segment, in its entirety, at the link.
The three-year Physical Therapy program at Fresno State, one of three doctoral programs at the University, is actually the most expensive academic program on campus, costing students up to $64,000 in tuition throughout their academic career. Students currently pay $8,000 per semester.
Everyone is invited to register for this fun, family-oriented 5K, which will be held on the Fresno State Campus, beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27. Registration is available at the LINK. You can also follow the event on facebook for up-to-date information.
Meet some of the students at tonight’s Physical Therapy Alumni Open House!