Becoming a Badger has always been my goal. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is highly ranked in academics, has a tremendous amount of student clubs and organizations, and is located in the beautiful city of Madison. Together, I believe the opportunities are endless. Madison’s educational program excels in variety, so selecting only one major is arduous. I am interested in majoring in Kinesiology or Biology, and ultimately obtaining my Physical Therapy degree at UW-Madison. When admitted, I would like to participate in several research opportunities at the Bruno Balke Biodynamics laboratory. I have been intrigued by the success of physical therapy since I was young. I accompanied my brother, Tommy, to his physical therapy appointments for years, and was amazed at the results it produced. Seeing my brother walk down the stairs on his own for the first time was monumental. I want to be able to provide those feelings and results to every individual I can. …show more content…
The Swim Club is an ideal organization because of my passion for swimming, meeting new people, and having a healthy lifestyle. Being fit is a passion of mine, so to maintain this athletic lifestyle, I workout in the weight room at my school in the mornings before school at 6 A.M. I have been lifting most mornings since freshman year, and even though I am one of only four girls who workout in the mornings, I still am devoted to my well-being. Since I have became very close with the girls I lift with, I have always been interested in joining the Greek System. I am eager to meet women who are from all different races, religions, and backgrounds. I am second generation in the United States, so I am very interested in meeting people from all across the world. Joining this organization would allow me to seek possible leadership roles, and become more involved in the on-campus community
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Part of my passion for the field of physical therapy stems from my profound curiosity of the human body. I am infatuated with the overall mechanics of the human body, and its ability to perform such actions. Similar to the human body I too am unique and possess great skills, and just like the body I am far from perfect, but I am confident that I possess the ability to succeed in this program as well as this field. To reach success, one must possess the ambition and desire to accomplish their lifelong goals and dreams, granted that the path to success will be full of hardships. I choose to apply at the University of St. Augustine because I feel that this program will aid in the pursuit of my career goal of becoming a licensed physical therapist. As previously stated, success is not warranted by chance, it must be earned, and I do believe that I possess the drive, ambition, and competency to succeed in this
As the field continues to progress students must have the keenness and the drive to keep going. Obtaining a doctorate in physical therapy will not be easy. Focusing all three years is mandatory to be able to learn all of the information that is taught. Having these attributes explained are crucial for physical therapist. One must be able to show kindness and have effective communication with patients. My personal experiences in the field of physical therapy have allowed me to better myself in many areas to encompass the skills needed to become a physical therapist. I will be in a position to provide quality care combined with empathy. Even in the current healthcare climate, Physical therapists spend long hours with their patients than any other healthcare provider. We need to knowledgeable in listening with empathy and providing care that honors the patient’s feelings and goals building positive relationships and working toward successful outcomes with the
Entering my first year of college I didn’t have any idea of what I wanted to do. I still didn’t choose a major let alone a career. I was stuck in between wanting to make enough money that my family would be taken care of financially and choosing a career that I wouldn’t mind going in to work every day. The one thing that I was certain of was that I wanted to be able to help people in whatever I chose to do. After careful consideration and exploring the options available to me, I have come to the conclusion that I want to have a career in physical therapy. Physical therapy is the treatment of disease, injury or deformity through physical methods rather than through drugs or surgery.
For the past two years my dad and I have gone down to Kentucky in late October. My dad’s side of the family owns some land down there and they are good friends with the people who own the plot of land next to us. He usually lets us hunt on his land, and in turn we let him hunt on ours. My dad and I usually go down a Friday evening after school, and get there later that night. We spend the weekend at my Great Uncle’s house. When we get there we unload the things that we will need for in the morning, and we head straight to bed.
My inclination towards health sciences started since I was in junior college and I was always fascinated by the working of the human body. This propelled me to join the undergraduate course in physiotherapy and from the first day I have enjoyed it . Physiotherapy helps in the conservative as well as post surgical rehabilitation of the patients creating for it plenty of scope and making it an intriguing field to explore . I have never missed an opportunity to get a “hands-on” experience from my very fi...
My field of interest once I graduate from WCU is physical therapy. This care specialty uses biomechanics, manual and exercise therapy, electrotherapy, and various other therapy techniques to remediate injuries and impairments, as well as promote mobility. There are several types of physical therapy, including orthopedic, pediatric, geriatric, neurological, pulmonary, and cardiovascular. The field of physical therapy was established in Britain during the late 19th century. Then, in 1921, Mary McMillan established the American Women’s Physical Therapeutic Association, which later became the American Physical Therapist Association.
As I move toward a professional career in physical therapy, I recognize the importance of working with people to help improve upon their daily life experience. The American Physical Therapy Association’s vision is “transforming society by optimizing movement to improve human experience.” As a future physical therapist, it will be my goal to engage clients with an emphasis on movement in order to heal, rebuild, and rehabilitate.
Getting done with lacrosse practice early is not always fun, but today I had a banquet. I was not letting anything ruin that. Walking down to my moms car i heard a rumble, and then oprah music? With no clue at all of what I was doing, i looked around for anything at all. All of the sudden a flash, and then I was on top of what seemed to be a pink fluffy polar bear I was kind of freaking out and kind of curios.
It is interesting how two completely unrelated things find a way of complementing each other, like how the rendition of “Popular” from Wicked I heard as I entered my high school’s auditorium could harmonize so perfectly with the silent screaming in my head. I was a freshman, and I had hopes of auditioning for the fall production of Into The Woods. Upon seeing the blinding spotlights shine on the girl who boldly stood in center stage, entirely alone, in front of a few dozen actors with blank stares, I found myself in a panic. “You do not belong here,” my superego whispered as the girl effortlessly sang another verse. I ordinarily found solace in public speaking and performance, but this audition felt different.“YOU DO NOT BELONG HERE,” my mind screeched as I realized that every auditioner in the room was just as talented as the first. I was out of my league. I crumpled my sheet music as I crumpled under the pressure and quickly left the room.
I am not out going enough to do slightly embarrassing things in front of many people, so I decided to break a social norm at home. I broke a social norm by asking my mom permission before I did anything. I did this experiment on a day I had class at the MCC but not at my high school. I first started asking her question through text. In the morning, I would ask if I could get ready for school, eat breakfast, got to college, do my college work. Then I would ask if I could leave the college, come home, and enter my house. Once I got into my house, I would run into her room before I asked a question. I asked if I could use the bathroom, get some food, eat food, and watch T.V.
Dance is my passion and has been since I began training at the age of six. My lifelong goal has always been to fuse my knowledge of the world of dance with the world of medicine. The demands of ballet that come with training and performing at a pre-professional level are quite taxing on the body, and I have suffered several debilitating injuries throughout my dance career. These experiences have sparked my passion for rehabilitation and sports medicine. I am currently intending to double major in Dance and Psychology with a minor in Diversity on a pre-medicine track so that I may be able to one day fulfill my dream, and assist dancers with their injuries and pain management. In the winter quarter of 2017, I took an honors Natural World course
What first began as a distant dream is now finally coming to fruition. The tribulations endured along the way instilled an unwavering determination and strong work ethic within me. It is these qualities that will one day enable me to be accepted into a physical therapy program which will allow me to further pursue my ambitions. Being given the opportunity to be a student at the University of St. Augustine would be the start of learning about what it is to be an exceptional Physical therapist.
Beginning this project, our group came to the same conclusion: physical therapy is definitely the direction we want to study. While other possibilities were thrown around, we quickly decided that as a group we were most interested by a career in physical therapy because it is a goal we are all striving to attain (with the exception of Ryon, who recently switched his major to Criminal Justice). Our logic was to pick a career that appealed to the most of us, and physical therapy was the career that won out. At some point in time, each of us has either seen or experienced a physical therapist at work, and we admire what they do. Our goal is to someday be able to help people in only a way that physical therapists can, and that is why we collectively decided to choose this career path.
Every person that enters our life teaches us something new about ourselves. Everyday opportunities are placed in front of us, and choosing to take advantage of those opportunities is what defines who we are at the end of the day. The opportunities I have received throughout my life have taught me about the person I am today and why I want to pursue a career in physical therapy. From childhood, I knew that I wanted to pursue a career that allowed me to extend my hands and help those in need. Being an athlete, I have sustained numerous injuries. I have also seen serious injuries that cause people to be more conscientious about the decisions they make as an athlete. Having the passion to help people has pushed me toward pursuing a human development degree. This degree has taught me the different aspects of working with patients. Taking these classes