I have ALWAYS known that I wanted to go into the field of Physical Therapy. This semester I made a decision to change my major from Athletic Training to Exercise Science/Kinesiology. I could not be happier with my decision.
In addition to the change in coursework (which I LOVE), I also joined the Pre-PT Club. Joining the Pre-PT club has taught me so much about everything Physical Therapy. The club meets every other Tuesday at 8pm for about an hour. These meetings often include guest speakers from local Physical Therapists offices. Hearing these speakers is a great opportunity because I get to hear, first hand, about all the different paths that a Physical Therapist can take.
One of the most beneficial things to me thus far has been listening to Clint speak. Clint is the go-to man regarding acceptance into a Physical Therapy Doctoral Program. From required classes to extra-circulars and deadlines, Clint informed us of all the Do’s and Dont’s to applying.
Being a part of Pre-PT Club has also given me the great opportunity to be a part of the Pre-PT Club’s planning committee for Central Michigan University’s Relay For Life on April 9th. As part of the student senate in high school, I planned endless events. I loved planning events, but since coming to college I haven’t planned many. Getting back into the event planning scene has been great. Although it has come with stress (who knew it would be so hard to find a place that rents coffee makers) I sure did miss it.
If any of you have the opportunity to join an organization that supports the career path in which you are on, I highly encourage you to. It’s a great way to meet people, make connections and learn more about the field in which you are pursuing.