Annual Black History Month Lecture explores lack of diversity in physical therapy profession
Dr. Bernadette Williams-York spoke at this year's Black History Month Lecture, sponsored by the Department of Kinesiology, the School of Public Health, and the University Career Center and President's Promise. A physical therapist, educator and underrepresented minority, Dr. Williams-York shared her personal experience and unique perspective regarding the lack of diversity in the physical therapy profession. She discussed findings from her research as the chair of the Physical Therapy Diversity task force of the American Physical Therapy Association regarding these issues. She also explored strategies utilized to recruit, admit, retain, and graduate underrepresented minorities in the health professions.
In addition to the presentation, Dr. Williams-York’s also met with undergraduate students interested in Physical Therapy, and SPH personnel to discuss recruitment and retention of a diverse student population, and then engaged with Kinesiology faculty and staff.
Here are some photos from the day.