Empowering Diversity in the Physical Therapy Profession

MovementX is proud to work with PREP, the Physical Rehab Exposure Program, to educate young students on careers in physical therapy.

Educational Equity Through Exposure

PREP shares the profession of physical therapy with high school students from minoritized backgrounds in order to promote diversity, improve community access, and strengthen collaboration across disciplines of health and education.

How PREP Works

How PREP Works

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Educational Sessions

PREP hosts educational sessions in high schools, highlighting various specialties within the rehab industry and giving students a broad perspective of their career opportunities.

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Experiential Learning

PREP offers paid internship opportunities, group panel discussions, and field trips designed to provide real-world experience in academic and clinical rehab settings.

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Support & Mentorship

PREP connects students with mentorship programs and professionals to support students’ applications and financial education for undergraduate and graduate schools.


Founded to Empower the Next Generation

Launched in August 2020 by Polo Edwards, Sabrina Altema, and Valerie Rucker-Bussie under the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), PREP was born out of a need to address the racial disparity in the physical therapy profession.

With only 3.7% of PTs being Black compared to the 13.6% Black population in the U.S., PREP aims to promote representation and effect change in health inequities. PREP has now joined forces with MovementX to further elevate the program’s impact and growth.


Stronger Diversity Means Better Health

Research shows that diversifying representation in the physical therapy profession is a crucial starting point for affecting change in health inequities.

Through close collaboration with high school teachers and local rehab professionals, PREP aims to empower students in grades 9-12 with unique opportunities to learn more about careers in various health professions.

Through classroom-style educational sessions, shadowing opportunities, mentorship and more, students who embrace PREP can get exposure to exciting career opportunities.

Click here to get involved today.

MovementX physical therapist Dr. Joy Scott, PT, DPT treating a patient in Washington, DC with hip pain


Helping Every Body Move Their Best

At MovementX, we believe that everyone has the right to move and live their best—regardless of race, gender, age, ability, or background. By working with PREP, we’re helping create a more inclusive profession, better access to rehab services, and improved health outcomes.

Every time you refer a friend for physical therapy care at MovementX, we’ll donate $25.00 to PREP to help fund scholarships, educational sessions, and growth of the program to new cities across the United States.

Get Involved

Whether you’re a student interested in physical therapy, a teacher looking to enrich your curriculum, or a community organization seeking to make a difference, you can join us in our mission.

Click the button below to connect with our team about getting involved today.

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