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Hawaii Pacific University starts state’s first Doctor of Physical Therapy program

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                                Hawaii Pacific University DPT Director of Clinical Education Jacob Melnick, left, watched as graduate students Alyssa Eva, above right, and Cody Maltezo demonstrated physical therapy techniques.

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    Hawaii Pacific University DPT Director of Clinical Education Jacob Melnick, left, watched as graduate students Alyssa Eva, above right, and Cody Maltezo demonstrated physical therapy techniques.

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                                Graduate students Alyssa Eva, left, and Cody Maltezo demonstrated physical therapy techniques.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Graduate students Alyssa Eva, left, and Cody Maltezo demonstrated physical therapy techniques.

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                                “Anyone who wants to pursue this profession has to leave Hawaii for a minimum of two to three years. And often that means then they don’t return,” said Jennifer Walsh, Hawaii Pacific University Provost.

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    “Anyone who wants to pursue this profession has to leave Hawaii for a minimum of two to three years. And often that means then they don’t return,” said Jennifer Walsh, Hawaii Pacific University Provost.

Aspiring physical therapists have always had to leave Hawaii to get trained, but a new program at Hawaii Pacific University is working to change that. Read more

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