SCC students and PTA Program faculty recently participated in free health screens
at the Kentucky Special Olympics. Participants included: Katie Linville, Mount Vernon;
Breanna Warner, Hustonville; Dr. Steve Hammons, PTA Program faculty member; Tyler
Storie, Byrdstown (TN); B.J. Hart, Mount Sterling; Samantha Grubb, Barbourville; Rachael
Adams, Falmouth; Courtney Carpenter, Kings Mountain; Jason Campbell, Somerset; Donna
Mosby, Burkesville; Emily Reddington, Mount Vernon; Amy Adcox, Somerset; Brittany
McKee, Whitley City; and Claudette Prather, PTA Program faculty member.
Somerset Community College students, graduates and faculty members recently participated
in assisting with free health screens at the Kentucky Special Olympics State Games
on EKUs campus in Richmond. The group assisted in obtaining strength, range of motion,
balance and endurance data about patients and provided education to athletes. This
is the eighth year that the Physical Therapist Assistant program has participated
in the screenings.
The group also received the Volunteer Award from the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association
for being the educational institution with the greatest number of volunteers. Second
place was awarded to the University of Kentucky; third place, Jefferson Community
amp; Technical College; fourth place, Bellarmine University.
The faculty coordinator for the colleges participation is Dr. Steve Hammons, the Academic
Coordinator of Clinical Education for SCCs Physical Therapist Assistant Program.