ECU Warrior Training Program

Warrior Training Program
In February 2008, East Carolina University and the United States Marine Corps began the Training for Optimal Performance program at ECU’s Center for Applied Psychophysiology. Biofeedback training allows wounded soldiers to recognize and control the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI), the signature wounds of the Iraq War.

Basic ReTraining

Read the Basic ReTraining Story 

Training for Optimal Performance Article (PDF)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

According to the RAND Corporation, approximately 300,000 U.S. troops are suffering from major depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, only one-half of these veterans will seek mental health services for their disorder. Currently there are few effective methods to treat PTSD and none to prevent this devastating and debilitating disorder that causes emotional trauma to the Marine/soldier and their families.

Donate to the Wounded Warrior Fund  ➤
To select your fund, choose “Click here to choose the designation(s) for your gift” under the Gift Information heading. Select the Health & Human Performance folder, and then select Wounded Warriors Fund.

Service Projects and Events

Recreational activities are arranged for Wounded Warriors throughout the year and used to build resiliency and help develop transition skills.

Past events have included USMC Wounded Warrior fly fishing trips, a hunting trip at Feather Creek Farms, a USMC marathon in Washington D.C., and a trip to the AAPB Conference in California.

USMC Wounded Warrior Fly Fishing Trip

Feather Creek Farms Hunting Trip

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