If you’re ever looking for Stephen Chan ’11, you’ll more than likely find him outdoors playing sports or bicycling. His love for sports and the Department of Physical Therapy’s accelerated program, good reputation, and the beauty of the University’s campus is what brought him to Pacific.
Chan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Biology from the University of California, Davis and is a member of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2011. He became interested in physical therapy as an intern at the UC Davis Medical Center working alongside physical therapists. He chose physical therapy because he wanted to promote health and provide services that will help change people’s lives.
As he completes his final exams and prepares for clinical internships, he recalls his most memorable moments were those shared with his classmates and taking courses with Dr. Jim Mansoor, PhD, Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. “I enjoyed working in groups because it was fun. Four-hour lab sessions never felt too long,” says Chan.
He also shared some advice on how to become a successful student physical therapist. “It’s important to practice good time management and study habits because it’s important to find a good balance,” says Chan.
Chan was born and raised in San Jose, CA and is the youngest of two sons. He will be doing his clinical internships in Los Angeles, Seattle, and San Diego.