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Polk State therapy programs join forces for Warriors for Wellness 5K

Polk State College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant and Physical Therapist Assistant programs will host the inaugural Warriors for Wellness 5K on Saturday, April 6, 2024, on the Winter Haven Campus.

Check-in will take place from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. with a 9 a.m. start time for the race. Registration is open and available online through the Polk State College Foundation:

The 5K aims to promote community wellness and raise awareness about Polk State’s Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) and Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) programs. The event will also serve as a fundraiser for the programs, with a portion of the proceeds going toward the development of a community wellness program for local families in need.

Polk State’s highly-reputable OTA and PTA programs enjoy strong records of success, with graduates of the OTA Program boasting a 95% pass rate and graduates of the PTA Program achieving a 100% pass rate on their licensure exams, exceeding national and state averages.

Participants can register for $35 and will receive a T-shirt, medal, and race bib.
Businesses and individuals who are interested in sponsoring the event can email or
Those who are interested in Polk State’s OTA and PTA programs can visit and

About Polk State College
Located in Winter Haven, Florida, and established in 1964, Polk State College is a multi-campus institution serving more than 14,000 students with Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, Associate in Arts, and Associate in Science degrees, as well as 9,000 individuals in a wide range of certificate and workforce training programs. The College also operates three charter high schools.

Polk State’s advantages include small class sizes; hands-on learning; dedicated faculty; day and night classes; online options; affordable tuition; excellent financial aid; and a diverse community and vibrant student life, including fine arts opportunities, clubs, and intercollegiate athletics.

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