Concordia is in the process of converting a significant portion of its School of Health Professions (SHP) wing into an inter-professional clinic space to benefit students’ learning and support ongoing community outreach efforts.

To make room for the new design, approximately 50 SHP faculty offices are being moved to a renovated Heidelberg residence hall. The 9,150-square-foot clinic will largely be used by physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) students as a home base for their pro-bono clinics, which have served uninsured or underinsured community clients for more than 20 years.

The new clinic presents an exciting opportunity for growth.

“There’s enough manpower to increase services from two days a week to five, but we haven’t had the space to accommodate our wait list before,” said Lois Harrison, PT, DPT, MS, inter-professional clinic coordinator. “It’s exciting that we’ll be able to put that Christian care and service piece into practice on an even larger scale.”

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Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the spring 2022 issue of Hearts Together, a Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor Special Magazine edition. The fall/winter issue hit mailboxes in early October. View a PDF version of the magazine here. If you are not on our mailing list, but are interested in receiving a free copy, email

— This story is written by Kali Thiel, director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at or 262-243-2149.

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