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  • Program Terms: Spring - Short-term
  • Restrictions: NAU applicants only
  • Costs: Winter
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-led GPA Requirement: 2.8
Education Abroad Advisor: Joe Miller Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: None
Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:

CLOSED PROGRAM - Valerie Carter students only
NAU in Jamaica
St. Elizabeth Parish
December 11 - December 21, 2019
Program Director: Valerie Carter
Valerie.Carter@nau.edu

 



About the Program

The For U organization (CEO Brooke Riley) holds an Intensive Stroke Camp for Jamaican’s 4 times a year in the St Elizabeth Parish.  PT Programs such as NAU, Duke University, Arcadia University, Emory University ect bring PT students to assist in the delivery of quality rehabilitation for Jamaican’s who are unable to afford rehabilitation.  There is a high incidence of Stroke in Jamaica and very little rehabilitation available for these persons.

Treatment will consist of a combination of group activities and treatment stations. During the day the patients will rotate through various treatment stations which focus on balance, UE function, gait, cognition, and vision.  You will be placed in a group with another student. 


Accommodations
You will be living in a dorm situation with public showers and bathrooms (with private stalls).  You will be served meals in a large dining area and food allergies and needs are accommodated for as well as possible.  You will need to inform Valerie of you specific food needs well in advance.   You will be able to buy food in a grocery store once you arrive so that you can have access to snacks and foods that you prefer to eat in the event that what is served is not to your taste. You will be working with Jamaican’s who (speak English) but can be difficult to understand.  Many of these persons have little means and live off their lands.  You will be traveling with the group at all times and be housed on a property that is fenced in and well delineated from other areas.  Jamaica does not have travel warnings at this time.


Program Itinerary:
(Wed): Team Arrives, dinner provided
(Thurs): Prep Day, breakfast, lunch and dinner provided
(Friday): Day 1 - Pre-testing & Initial Home Visits, lunch and dinner provided
(Saturday): Day 2 - Mat Routine & Stations (>Impairment focus), lunch and dinner provided 
(Sun): Day 3 - Mat Routine & Stations (>Activity focus), lunch and dinner provided
(Monday): Day 4 - Mat Routine & Stations (>Participation focus), lunch and dinner provided 
(Tuesday): Day 5 - End of Week Home Visits, lunch and dinner provided
(Wed): Day 6 -Boat Ride Day, breakfast and dinner provided, lunch included in boat ride
(Thursday): Day 7 - Post-testing & Graduation, lunch and dinner provided 
(Friday): Community Reintegration Day, lunch and dinner provided
(Sat): Team Departs


 

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.