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Student-led USC Group Aims for Diversity Among Physical Therapists

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by Michelle McCarthy

The physical therapy profession has a bit of a diversity problem, one might say.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 5 percent of all practicing physical therapists are African-American. And only 3 percent of all physical therapy students this year were African-American, while 6 percent were Hispanic, according to the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

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