Kera Akiyama PT ’21 : Pacific University’s Outstanding Service to the Physical Therapy Program
Kera Akiyama PT ’21, who hails from Hilo, Hawai’i, has received a 2021 Outstanding Service to the Physical Therapy Program Award from the Pacific University School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training. The award is presented to a student who demonstrates meaningful contributions to directly advance the mission and values of the physical therapy program.
“Kera Akiyama was appointed as a student ambassador, class historian, and social coordinator for our program 2018-2021,” said nominators. “As a stout servant, she also volunteered with Go Baby Go, Night Strike, Physical Therapy Day of Service and the Special Olympics.”
The doctor of physical therapy program prepares well-rounded candidates for certification and licensure as healthcare professionals who can deliver person-centered care. Pacific offers a curriculum that is balanced in the areas of orthopedic, neurologic, and general physical therapy with attention to the needs of pediatric patients, geriatric patients, and other special populations.