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: secure.qgiv.com/for/warriorsforwellness5k.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Those who are interested in Polk State’s OTA and PTA programs can visit polk.edu/ota and polk.edu/pta.
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.