My whole life has been centered around the field of kinesiology. Since I was about four years old I have been involved in some sort of sport or physical activity and I have never wanted to change that. When I learned that there was a major that could revolve around sports and activity of which I love so much, I decided to throw myself fully into it. I have always been one to throw myself into whatever I am doing and challenge myself and set high goals. Therefore, I have chosen to go to medical school after my undergraduate education and become an orthopedic surgeon. Within the next ten years I hope to be on a hospital staff, improving my skills as a surgeon for sports medicine.
My major is Kinesiology and with my degree I hope to become an athletic director. The main reason why I am taking this course is for my minor where I plan to have a background with Health Service Admission.
Sticking to my beliefs helped my personal growth in identifying what and who I do not want to be. I can recognize changes in one’s character. It also allows me to understand that if you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything. I am humble and empathetic towards others and their hardships.
I became interested in Kinesiology being that I have an interest in how the body works, from aspects of body kinetics, to the breakdown of our mental processes, to our social development. It has always been an interest of mine and I genuinely enjoy learning about the human anatomy of people. Understanding how we execute the movements that we make fascinates me. Being emerged in the health field at a young age sparked my interests initially. My grandmother is a nurse who runs her own home health care agency and I would accompany her on many of her home visits. These visits made me realize that I wanted to help people. Therefore, Kinesiology seemed to be the perfect balance between helping others and learning about how the human body works.
I am pursuing a master’s degree in Exercise Science with the Sports Nutrition Degree Concentration in hopes of augmenting my study for the Certified Sports Nutrition exam. Ultimately, I would like to be employed at a gym where I work beside personal trainers to help clients live healthy, happy lives. I plan to lead by example in my fitness career. I am a logistics coordinator at a marine survey company and even though I work shift work I maintain a workout schedule and I meal prep every single Sunday. I have integrated fitness into my everyday life and am pursuing a career in exercise science because it is something I am truly passionate about.
When I first came into UNCC, I was stressed out since I had an undeclared major. All of my friends already knew their academic plan of study, and I was totally clueless. I spent all of last semester researching a major that I would be interested in pursuing. Declaring pre-Kinesiology was exciting for me because I finally found an “in-between.” In other words, I always wanted to work in the healthcare field, but I’ve always been more interested in the anatomy aspect of it.
Physical therapy and kinesiology work in a close relationship to each other. Essentially one may think they are one in the same, however there are small differences between the two that provide different results when applied singularly. As a combined effort physical therapy and kinesiology work to heal the muscles and joints of the body, recreating movements perfectly as they were before injury or in some cases as closely as one can get to a perfect function. First one must understand where the lone is drawn between the two fields and how they balance each other to create desirable results in a patient.
The idea of striving for goodness has always been something that has been instilled in our minds since birth. We were always taught to the do the right thing. But why? What are the benefits of being a good person versus being bad? This is question that Colin Mcginn tackles in his article, “Why Not Be a Bad Person?” In it, he explains why he think virtue is the more intriguing moral standard, and explores why some people may disagree with him.
After high school, I’d wish to pursue a degree as a physical therapist assistant. Ever since I was younger I always knew that I wanted to become a PTA or else an athletic trainer. Sports introduced me to physical therapy and physical therapy assistants. I’ve played sports ever since I was a little girl. I also got injured many times playing sports which led my to go to physical therapy. I’ve always thought that the body was so fascinating and always want to learn more about it. I participate in Health Occupations where I am able to actually go shadow a physical therapist and see what they do.
Many people are under the assumption that kinesiology was introduced to the world in the more recent years. They tend to date its beginnings to when it became the science and subject matter we have come to know today and was introduced in our school systems as a potential degree to major in. Through research and digging into the world’s history I have found the origins of kinesiology to date back as far as 384 B.C. In this paper I will be uncovering the roots of the science we are familiar with today and introduce you to the key players who contributed to the science and fundamentals that encompass this incredible area of study.
Ever since I was young I knew I wanted to work with and help others. Now at that young age I imagined being a teacher or a veterinarian. As I’ve grown older I’ve discovered both those careers weren’t exactly what I wanted. My dreams have changed slightly but I do still have the same dream of helping others. I hope to go into the medical field and become a physical therapist. Physical therapy is a career that not only reaches my goal of helping others but reaches other goals I have developed as I’ve grown up. One thing I know now is that I want to be someone who helps people get back on track and become their best self. Along with that I hope to help prevent future injuries and issues.
My decision to practice osteopathic medicine comes from the love that have developed for the philosophy of this type of medicine. I understand that given the opportunity to study medicine will also give me a chance to develop formal medical knowledge and expand my medical leadership abilities. This will help me accomplish my overall goal of expanding the medical organization operation that is involved in treating patients in underserved communities around the
I decided to pursue Kinesiology as my major because I am very much interested in helping people of all ages reach their fitness goals, give them knowledge on how to live a healthy life and to help them understand that healthy eating and exercise needs to be a part of their lifestyle. Since I was six years old I have always played sports. I was forced into playing as a kid due to the fact that my parents and some of my cousins are former athletes. I began to develop a passion for sports that has continued to this day. Life was difficult when I was younger. I was overweight and there was an unfortunate reaction of the other students who made a mockery of my weight. Nevertheless, I was still surprisingly athletic. I would spend nights upset due to the fact that I was bigger than all of my friends and would constantly ask my dad how to lose weight and get muscles. Granted, I was around 10 years old at the time so there are not many exercises that you can do at this age besides push-ups, sit-ups and running laps around the track.
Everyone has their own unique beliefs and motives that push them through their lives. I have many different beliefs instilled in me that mold my day to day life. These beliefs have been formed either by learning from my parents, or by personal experiences. One major conviction of mine is the pursuit of happiness. There are many ways to strive for happiness, and all people are unique in the fact that no one shares the same goals. My happiness comes from a core of beliefs. Religion is an extremely important part of my life, and I can thank my mother and father for that. Another belief of mine is that hard work pays off; in many situations I have been shown that a good work ethic goes a long way in being successful. I also believe in being an optimist throughout life’s trials and tribulations. Many things can upset me in day to day experiences; however, I believe it to be crucial to obtain a joyous attitude. These beliefs have become priorities to me and carry me through my life, and help me to succeed.