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Visiting with locals

Cooking class
Dance class 2
Merry go round
Damian at the beach

Pura Vida Golf Tournament -- September 7, 2019

The Pura Vida Golf Tournament and Wellness Event was held on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Forest Creek Golf in Round Rock. The day featured a burger buffet, games and prizes, lots of smiles, fresh air, and golf! Proceeds from the benefit will help support the Physical Therapy Department's Study Abroad Program and the 2020 study abroad trip to Costa Rica.





Pura Vida 5k Run - February 23, 2019

The 2019 Pura Vida 5k Run was held February 23 at Lake Pflugerville. The group raised $5,000 for the Study Abroad Program, and an additional $1,450 for general graduate student conference travel funds, for a total of $6,450. First place finishers were George Schwanenberg and Torey Lasater. Thank you to all who participated and supported the Pura Vida 5k. A special thank you goes to all of our sponsors: La Cima, Texas State University Graduate College, Digital Physio, St. David's Round Rock Medical Center, Run Lab, and Sherwood Pediatric Dentistry! Save the date for next year's run - Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Lake Pflugerville Park and Pavilion! 





Pura Vida Pics

Pura Vida in Costa Rica

Study Abroad: Learning by serving the local community in Costa Rica

Texas State DPT and undergraduate students traveled to Atenas, Costa Rica, in January 2019 to participate in a service learning study abroad program.  Atenas is a small town located 30 minutes outside of San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica.  To maximize their cultural experience, students lived with host families in the local community.  As part of their educational experience, students learned about Costa Rican recreational activities and nutrition.


If you would like to learn more about this program or support this program, please contact Dr. Suzy Okere ( 512-716-2646.