Our students come from all backgrounds with their own stories for why they choose to earn a Bachelor of Science in Sport and Exercise Science. Read their stories below for their inspiration, motivation, and decision about why they chose to come to Seattle University.
I have always been interested in working hard and training for sports, which led me to my choice of a Sports and Exercise major, I plan to pursue a job as a Strength and Conditioning Coach.
I was born in British Columbia, Canada but recently moved to the Pacific Northwest. Sports have always been a big part of my life. I have played soccer since I was four and have also done many other sports and currently I am part of the women's soccer club team at SU. I recently did an internship with a Physical Therapy, Chiropractic and Athletic training facility and really fell in love with those professions. I want to share my love of fitness and promote a healthy lifestyle through my career and I feel that becoming a Physical Therapist is the right fit for that.
Being a Washington native, I was raised in the city of Lynnwood, WA, just north of Seattle. Growing up, sports have been a big part of my life. I played various kinds of sports, such as soccer, volleyball, basketball, swimming, tennis, and track and field. As time went on, I attended high school at Holy Names Academy in Seattle, where I continued my athletic career in basketball and tennis. At this point in time, I have loved every aspect of playing a sport because it keeps me active and I enjoy the idea of being part of a team. Unfortunately, near the end of my high school career, I lost the passion of playing sports, but still love the idea of being a part of it. Because of this, I decided to major into the Sports and Exercise Science program at Seattle University with my goal of becoming a physical therapist and/or personal trainer. Although I might not be physically playing a sport, I will be part of a team and contribute my abilities to make that team better.
I grew up in San Jose, CA where I graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory. I played varsity soccer there for four years, during which time I endured various different injuries. Many of these injuries landed me in the athletic training office to recover before I could return to the field. These experiences led me to develop an interest process and physiology behind recovery from injuries, which eventually led me to choose SU's Sport and Exercise Program. My goal with my education is to become a Physical Therapist.
I was born in Redmond, Washington but grew up in Everett, Washington and have stayed in Washington my whole life. I've never moved anywhere but I'm very familiar with Washington in general. I went to Cascade High School all 4 years and obviously decided to stay close to home and come here to SU. Since I was able to kick a ball I've been playing soccer of all levels from just fun with friends to playing competitively on a select team. I also played in high school and that's what got me interested in doing an athletic training program and I did that for all 4 years and got over 800+ hours of hands on experience working with injured athletes. I love helping people getting back into their sport and knowing that I did something to help which is why I have enrolled here for the SPEX program to better myself and my understanding. After college I plan on either become a physical therapist or physicians assistant so I continue to do what I love and that is helping others.
Physical Therapy Doctoral Student, George Fox University, Class of 2020
SPEX and Education Abroad
Exercise Physiologist, PotentRx Health and Performance Center