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VIDEO: Physical therapy students help kids with disabilities in Dominican Republic

Jan 22, 2018

For over a decade, physical therapy faculty member Cathy Peterson has organized service-learning experiences for DPT students at University of the Pacific in Stockton, including a recent trip to the Dominican Republic with four current students and volunteers from Hope Haven West, a nonprofit that works to provide wheelchairs to the disabled in developing countries. The four student participants gave a presentation about the experience, which they say was life changing. To see the student blog from service learning trips visit

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