Physical Therapy Program Offers Career Day for Hillsboro Elementary Students

What does it take to become a physical therapist? That's what fifth and sixth-grade students from Jackson Elementary School in Hillsboro learned about when they visited Pacific University's College of Health Professions Campus on Feb. 21.

DPT students and faculty partnered with Adaptive Sports Northwest to provide approximately 115 students with a morning full of activity related to anatomy, kinesiology, research, physical therapy interventions, and adaptive sports.

This educational hands-on pilot project followed a one-hour informational presentation given by DPT students in the elementary classrooms the previous week. DPT students highlighted their individual paths to physical therapy as a career choice and gave children the opportunity to ask questions about the profession and how to access higher education.

For questions about this or future projects please contact Kim Malin, assistant professor at

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Friday, March 3, 2023