BCIT students gather real world experience at Virtua
Virtua teamed with the Burlington County Institute of Technology (BCIT) to provide students with interactive, hands-on experiences in physical therapy, sports medicine and sports specific training. Students from BCIT learned first-hand about careers in these areas as they rotated through various clinical settings guided by Virtua experts at the Rohrer Center for HealthFitness in Voorhees.
Paul Kasper, Virtua’s Director of Sports Medicine; Dr. Jennifer Naticchia, a Virtua Sports Medicine Primary Care Physician; Virtua inMotion physical therapists; Rohrer Center personal trainers participated in day-long activities.
Twenty BCIT students ages 15 to 18 years old observed interactions between therapists and patients while learning about careers in sports medicine. They also heard about various healthcare careers and disciplines based in the Rohrer Center.
As one of New Jersey’s largest health systems, Virtua helps people be well, get well and stay well through a comprehensive range of health care services. Services are delivered through three health and wellness centers, three fitness centers, four acute care hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices with more than 240 physicians, urgent care centers, seven ambulatory surgery centers, home health services, two long-term care and rehabilitation centers, 12 paramedic units and a wide range of outpatient services. A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers almost 8,000 babies a year. Virtua also provides employment and wellness services to 1,700 businesses and corporations. An innovator in clinical and information technology such as electronic medical records, Virtua is recognized for its ground-breaking partnerships with GE Healthcare
, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
and the Fox Chase Cancer Center
. It is the official orthopedic provider for the Philadelphia Flyers
. Virtua employs more than 8,400 people and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley for seven consecutive years. It is the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. For more information, visit www.virtua.org