Zena Kiyota PT ’21: School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training Director’s Award
Zena Kiyota PT ’21, who hails from Hilo, Hawai’i, has received the Pacific University School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training Director’s Award. This award acknowledges a well-rounded student who demonstrates service, leadership, and a commitment to fulfill the values of Pacific’s mission to inspire students to think, care, create, and pursue justice.
“Zena Kiyota boasts an impressive resume of involvement, leadership and professional service. In three years, she managed to serve as a social coordinator for her cohort, and successfully helped to facilitate program fundraisers, social and interactive events and ceremonies that aligned with program tradition,” said nominators. “Zena also served as a tutor for two courses in our program, served at Physical Therapy Day of Service and participated in Go Baby Go. Zena also received exemplary praise from all her clinical instructors during and after all five of her graduate clinical experiences.”
Kiyota graduated in May 2021.
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.