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.
Physical Therapy Doctoral Student, George Fox University, Class of 2020
SPEX and Education Abroad
Exercise Physiologist, PotentRx Health and Performance Center