School of Health Professions

Time for wacky fun at the Allied Health Games

By Kate Hunger

Becky Liu will have the benefit of experience when she competes this month in the Allied Health Games. Her favorite event?

Watermelon eating, followed by tug-of-war.

“It was a really fun experience but last year we had a lot of school work,” said Liu, a second-year occupational therapy student and School of Health Professions ambassador. “This year life is getting a little easier.”

The Allied Health Games are all about fun, with kickball, dodge ball and volleyball on the schedule, along with relay races, rock-paper-scissors and other not-so-common contests.

Liu said several hundred students are expected to participate in the event, set for April 22 at the recreational grounds by Gold’s Gym. Breakfast is at 8 a.m., and the games begin at 9 a.m. Team registration was underway in March.

Students from all schools within the University are invited to participate, and teams from other universities have competed in the past, Liu said. The games are a great way to relax and have fun with students in other health professions, she added.

“This is will really help them relax a little bit and then go back to study,” she said.

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