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Community Engagement: Impact Beyond the Classroom

Virag, Bonnie and Wert, David (2023) Community Engagement: Impact Beyond the Classroom. In: Community Engagement Scholarship Forum, 7 Mar 2023, William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Pitt Department of Physical Therapy students participate in unique community-engaged experiences as part of the curriculum. Students work closely with local communities, fostering commitment to lifelong community engagement and social responsibility. We reviewed 228 post-experience reflections from 102 physical therapy students who engaged with 26 community partners. Ninety-three percent of students reported they are likely to continue community engagement postgraduation. Students met identified community needs by providing health and youth career education, access to recreational physical activities, and pro bono physical therapy services. Students reported personal and professional growth through interactions with diverse and underserved communities, cultivating skills that support person-centered, holistic, and equitable health care.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Virag, Bonniebonnie.virag@pitt.edubjv12
Wert, Daviddmw29@pitt.edudmw290000-0002-0207-1350
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Office of Engagement and Community Affairs
Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Office of the Provost
Date: 7 March 2023
Event Title: Community Engagement Scholarship Forum
Event Dates: 7 Mar 2023
Event Type: Conference
Schools and Programs: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Rehabilitation Science
Refereed: No
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2023 13:43
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2023 13:43


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