Kinesiology student Camden Ledy has been chosen by Lake Superior States University School of Kinesiology as our first 2018 fall semester Featured Student. Camden is a local student that has been nominated as a standout student by the School of Kinesiology. Camden is currently in his 4th year at Lake Superior State University. Below is our interview with Camden.
My favorite part about the Kinesiology Department at LSSU is the hands on learning experiences, such as Pre/Post Fitness Assessment Testing with athletes and internship placements that help one gain real-life experiences in the community.
Kinesiology is the study of human movement. I found it most fascinating and the best option for myself when thinking of future career opportunities. This program incorporates a variety of courses from other disciplines such as; psychology, sociology, and biology. The fact that I was involved in high school athletics and enjoyed being active played another role in choosing this degree and wanting to learn more about physical fitness and exercise.
My favorite class this fall would have to be Taping Techniques with Professor Joe Susi. This class is a hands on learning experience and the small class size allows for everyone to ask questions and get help right away. This class allows for students to learn how to tape ankles and other parts of the body to help individuals perform their daily activities. This is a trade skill that one will be able to use in the future when working with all types of athletes, clients, or patients.
I am currently in the process of applying to graduate school for a Master’s in Occupational Therapy. I am applying to six schools that are all located across the country. From North and South Carolina to Oregon, the schools are all spread out to give myself options and to explore a new scenery after my four years in Sault Sainte Marie, MI.
My career choice is to be an Occupational Therapist working with patients to improve their overall quality of life and to make an impact in their life through the rehab process.