First Year Student
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, BA – Exercise and Sport Science, Fitness Professional Concentration
Hobbies: I love to exercise as much as I love to eat, so fitness and cooking are always on my agenda. I love to go on outdoor adventures and travel as much as possible. I am a TV show addict, currently addicted to Game of Thrones, Designated Survivor, How to Get Away with Murder and Westworld.
Why I chose Elon: I originally visited Elon due to its proximity to Chapel Hill, but I was blown away with everything it had to offer. I was impressed with the success of the program and the quality of therapy I had observed from Elon graduates. Between the HOPE clinic opportunities, the GLO abroad clinical programs and the student involvement in research, it seemed like the best program for me.
After graduation: While I have loved every setting of physical therapy, I see myself entering some sort of inpatient position after graduation. Other than that, I am excited to see where life takes me!
Second Year Student
Undergraduate: B.A. in Biology and Spanish with a Minor in Chemistry from Appalachian State University
Hobbies: Soccer, running, Olympic lifting, frisbee golf, hiking, Game of Thrones, the occasional game of FIFA
Why I chose Elon: I enjoy Elon’s smaller community and feel it allows for a closer connection amongst students and faculty. I also enjoyed that Elon allows me to stay close to my family in Durham and Burlington!
After graduation: At the moment, I am keeping my options open as the what sort of PT I want to practice. I’d love to stick around NC to practice, but I am open to explore what other states have to offer!
Third Year Student
Undergraduate: Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. B.A. in Kinesiology, Minor in Psychology
Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, going to movies, listening to a wide array of music, dancing (poorly) with the music blasting, traveling, hiking (hopefully more now that I live near mountains!), Pinterest-ing, and obviously, staying classy.
Why I chose Elon: I heard about Elon from one of my undergraduate professors. She said that students had gone there in the past for PT school and absolutely loved it. On my interview day, I fell in love too! I applied to and interviewed at schools all over the US, but Elon blew all the other schools away. The facilities are state-of-the-art, and the clinical opportunities are out of this world (not literally, but close). The faculty and staff are so friendly and welcoming, and the class size is small so you get to know them really well.
After graduation: As of now, I am open to wherever the next three years leads me. I always thought that I’d move back home to Michigan and work in a private outpatient clinic, but it may be difficult to move away from this gorgeous North Carolina sunshine!