Organization for Physical Therapy Students (OPTS)

Mission

The purpose of this organization is to provide an organization for the interaction of students currently working in the Master of Physical Therapy, majoring in any Interdisciplinary Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Pre-Professional Programs and all other students interested in the field of Physical Therapy. - OPTS Constitution Article 1, Section 2

About

As an OPTS Member, you have an opinion that matters. We are interested in hearing what you have to say. But also as a new active member, there are some obligations that you have to the club. These obligations are used to keep this organization running smoothly. We hope to have a successful and active club on campus, but the only way for this to happen is with your participation.

Each member is required to be enrolled and attending 3 units at CSU Fresno.

Each student is required to pay $5.00 per semester for $10.00 for the entire year. The dues need to be turned into the treasurer.

Filing out an info sheet allows the club to keep an updated and accurate database on its members.

Each member is required to contribute one hour at the booth every week. The booth acts as a way for members to gather and socialize and is part of recruiting new members.

Check Blackboard for postings weekly. Events and trips will be posted frequently.

Annual Events and Participation

  • National Physical Therapy Month
  • OPTS Job Fair
  • Kids Day (March)
  • Mentoring Program
  • Study Groups
  • Guest Speakers
  • Health Fair
  • Fundraising
  • Social Events

Upcoming OPTS Events

Fall 2016 General Meetings- All Welcome! 

Monday, Sept. 26th, 6:30-7:30pm USU 310
Wednesday, Sept. 28th 5-6pm USU 311
Friday, Sept. 30th, 3-4pm USU 310
MondayOctober 24th @ 7:15pm in USU 308 WednesdayOctober 26th @ 7:15pm in USU 309
Last General Meeting/Club Picture: Wednesday, November 30th 5-6pm USU 308
Social Events- RSVP Required
Wednesday, Sept. 7th @ 7:30pm, Buffalo Wild Wings  
Friday, Sept. 9th @ 7pm, Buffalo Wild Wings
Wednesday nights during October-Ongoing- Intramural Volleyball 
Club social(s) for the month TBD- last week of October 
End of Semester Potluck
Thursday, December 8th 3:30-5:30pm in USU 309
Fresno State Group Picture
Saturday, Sept. 10th, 10am, Members Only

Interview Basics/Advanced Interviewing Skills Work Shop- RSVP Required
Monday, Sept. 12th, 5-6pm, PTIA 109
Graduate School Preparation Workshop
Wednesday, Sept. 21st, 5-6pm, PTIA 109

Community Service
MondayOctober 3rd-Ronald McDonald House Breakfast Group (7-10am)

WednesdayOctober 5th-Ronald McDonald House Lunch Group (11-2pm)

SaturdayOctober 15th-PT Day of Service (8:30-1:30pm)

SaturdayOctober 22nd-Make a Difference Day-Sierra Foothill Conservancy (8-12:30pm)

SaturdayOctober 29th-Watchdog Safety Summit (9-1pm) *CPR Certification dates available the following week after signing up for the summit 
November Events
Fall Fundraiser Buffalo Wild Wings-Wednesday, November 2nd 11am-midnight
Mock Interviews-Sunday, November 6th 8:30am-12:30pm USU 310
Pediatric PT Presentation-Monday, November 14th 5-6pm McLane Hall 229
DPT Student Presentation-Monday, November 21st 5-6pm McLane Hall 229
Last General Meeting/Club Picture: Wednesday, November 30th 5-6pm USU 308


Contact OPTS for More Information or to RSVP for an Event

 

For more information about the Organization of Physical Therapy Students Club, message them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fresno.opts, contact Dr. Deborah Walker, OPTS Faculty Advisor, or Ashley Hart, Admissions Coordinator.