Meet Our Students: Ryan C.

Ryan C.Hometown: Chicago, Illinois 

Major: Exercise Physiology 

Minor: Psychology

Special Admission Programs: Doctor of Physical Therapy 

Expected Graduation Year: Exercise Physiology 2022, Doctor of Physical Therapy 2024 

Activities/Involvement: RCIA (campus ministry), Global Brigades (Panama, January 2020), worked in the Neuro Recovery Clinic as a Rehab Aide (sophomore year)

Career Goals: My biggest career goal is to become a physical therapist specializing in cardiopulmonary and vascular rehabilitation. The heart truly fascinates me and I would still have the ability to work with both inpatient and outpatient clients, allowing for added flexibility to reach and work with a wider range of people.

Why did you choose the College of Health Sciences at Marquette? I chose CHS because of the advanced technology and personnel within our College. Our faculty coupled with the technology we have access to so early on in our educational career create unparalleled opportunities. The faculty all take a large interest in the success and well-being of the students and work extremely hard to make sure that we have what we need to get to where we want to be at the end of our 4(+) years.

How did you pick your major/program? The programs exceedingly high rankings coupled with the interest and confidence shown by possible future employers was automatically a driving factor. Beyond that, every current student in the program I talked to shared their experience with me and I knew I wanted to be a part of this incredible group. The more I explored the different directions I could go within Physical Therapy and how the Exercise Physiology program here would get me to be where I wanted, my choice was cemented.

What is your favorite spot on campus? My favorite spot on campus is the Cramer Lounge (in the basement). It is a great place to relax, work and study in comfort. They have vending machines (food and drink) so long hours of studying can get a little easier as well as the easy walk upstairs to the Exercise Physiology offices during professors’ office hours to ask questions. It is also near a large number of my classes so I can maximize my work time during the day when I have short breaks between classes so that my nights aren’t forced to be so packed with work.

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