Where is your hometown?
Tawas City, MI
What year in college are you?
What is your favorite part of the LSSU Kinesiology Department?
The people: students and faculty. You really get to know someone when you’re doing things in lab together and you have to act like they are your patient. When you’re in class, topics are relevant and hands on. If you want to learn something, you’ll learn by physically doing it. The opportunity to succeed and thrive is made available to you by simply being a student here.
What drew you to a degree in Kinesiology?
Well, at first I actually wanted to be an Athletic Training student, but when I was notified that the school’s accreditation would not be renewed, I switched to Exercise Science; which eventually became Kinesiology. However, no matter the name of the degree, I am going to use it as my Bachelor’s degree requirement for Physician’s Assistant (PA) school. I think this major and department is more exciting than other popular pre-PA degrees like Pre-med or Biology.
What is your favorite class for your Fall 2018 semester?
KIN 346 Therapeutic Exercise Rehabilitation, because the stuff I’m learning in class and lab is very hands on and practical. I spend time in the Athletic Training room with John (the head Athletic trainer) as a part of a HLTH 490 class, and almost everything I see in the AT room has been at least chatted about in 346.
Once you graduate, what’s the next step for you?
Well, as I mentioned earlier, I’m heading to PA school. Where? I’m not sure yet. I have at least three or four to that I’ve committed most of my time. I’ll just see where the Lord takes me!
Once you graduate, what is your choice career?
Even though I’ve answered this twice, I’ll answer the question a little bit differently. My career choice is PA, but PAs are very versatile and can hold many different positions in the medical field. So, my choice concentration would be Orthopedics or Family Medicine.
If you could give any student one piece of advice for their Freshman year, what would it be?
Take a step back, slow down a little bit, and take some time to think about your “everyday routine.” Be intentional with how you spend your time and be meaningful with the types of things you do!