Ever since middle school sports have always been an interest of mine. When choosing my high school the sports that were offered was one of the many things that I took into consideration. I signed up for cheer during high school orientation. At the first practice, It was a new experience for majority of the girls; we had no prior experience. As time went on, our skills increased. However, we started taking tumbling classes. I couldn 't do it. That 's when the doubts in my ability began. I embodied the fixed mindset perfectly. Dweck said “ Your ability is on the line. Can you feel everyone 's eyes on you? Can you see the instructor 's face evaluating you? Feel the tension, feel your ego bristle and waver”. I stopped being eager to learn new things , I stopped showing up and dressing for practice, and I also came up with excuses to not cheer publicly. I stayed
Sophomore year I was playing at a soccer tournament with my old team. I was playing a great game even though the score was not reflecting my hard work. Towards the end of the game I jumped up caught the ball landed, my body went one way and my legs went the other, then I fell to the ground. Everyone around me had heard a pop, I knew it was my ACL. From this moment in my soccer career I knew I needed to be determined and to be focused on my recovery in order to get back out there. Recovering wasn’t hard, the hardest part was keeping my strength. Through my surgery soccer has taught me many things that I use outside of soccer. One thing it taught me is to never quit, not just from the recovery but from many thing. I was very the best on the
A quick turn on a soccer field led me to the worst experience in my life. A while back in my sophomore year I tore my ACL while I was practicing for my first soccer game of the school year. I made a quick turn without positioning my feet correctly on the ground. I thought that I broke my knee, but I never knew that after that day I would have experienced the worst day a month after on February 15th. The day I had knee surgery.
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be an Occupational Therapist. I always want to do things to help others in any way I can. Personally I have witnessed what this occupation can do to change the lives of others. To reach my goal, I realize I must pursue a six year college education which will begin with the fall 2017 semester. I am very excited about my future and I feel as if your scholarship will help me reach my goal.
My name is Tabitha Ferraira I 'm currently a freshman at ESU majoring in Exercise Science, but I have looked into your Athletic Training program, and have decided that it 'd be a better fit for my future. I have looked at the courses I have already taken and I believe I would still be on track for your program. I would love if you 'd be willing to let me transfer into your Athletic Training program with a concentration in Professional
It was a beautiful Friday afternoon playing softball for only a short amount of time until I noticed a pain that was constant and was not going away. I continued to play not thinking it was something serious. Soon after my arm went numb and tingly, everyone was very concerned, especially my parents. I went to multiply doctors until we found out what was wrong, I had an inflamed and irritated rotator cuff and an inflamed tendon. I did not think I would ever play again and neither did my teammates, coaches, and family members. I could not give up on my dreams of playing college softball at the age of fifteen. I continued to play for another three seasons. Sports players are some of the strongest people who fight through an injury or personal
The first unique quality that I can bring to this program is dependability. One thing that I am very proud of is that I have never missed or skipped a class in college. I take my classes very seriously and will do the same for the classes and observation hours in the program. This Athletic Training Program requires early hour observations and I think my dependable character can be trusted by the staff that I will always show up, which is sometimes the most important thing. Another quality I know I can bring to this program is that I am very adaptable. I love change and in this program adaptability is very important. The hours are one thing that changes a lot, but also my preceptor will change. I do not mind change at all because it helps
I first met Mr. Olson as a freshman algebra one student. At that time for me, I didn’t think he would have a great influence in my life. But now that I am a senior, and I have gotten to know him more as being an athlete, he has made an admirable mark in my life by being a great role model. He is more than just a math teacher and a running coach, he is someone who emphasizes strength and the importance of believing in yourself.
When contemplating a career choice, I always knew that I was interested in the sports and medical fields. I just didn’t know exactly what direction to go in those fields of study. Although many of my friends have known for years what their career choice was, I have been somewhat undecided. I came to Indiana Tech knowing that I was interested in the medical field, but I hadn’t decided on anything specific. Throughout the past year, I have had four separate injuries from running, one requiring surgery. After spending much of my time with doctors and surgeons, I have decided to pursue a career as a Physician Assistant. Upon graduating from Indiana Tech, I plan to attend graduate school to obtain a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies. There I will obtain the skills needed to pass the certification exam. In this career, I'll have the opportunity to give examinations, diagnoses, and treat patients under a licensed physician.
As an athlete I have seen many injuries and have obtained a few. I was always curious to how one goes about helping an injured athlete, the procedures taken to help them return to play, and the way the body itself functioned. It wasn’t until I fractured my finger in a softball game diving back to first base, and I had to go through the actual steps of recovery myself, that I found what I wanted to pursue in the future. Meeting people in the profession and seeing the things they did on a regular basis at my therapy appointments drew me even more towards physical therapy. After fully recuperating, I decided to pursue my interest and curiosity by taking a few sports medicine classes and I realized physical therapy definitely was the career I felt
As I lifted my leg up once more on my Biodex testing, I knew it was enough to release me. It was enough to release me from one full year of vigorous exercises, from one full year of grueling pain, and from one full year of strengthening my ACL. And in that release, I knew I found my calling in the field of physical therapy. I was left with a burning passion to heal others by the tender care that my own physical therapists gave to me. This injury sparked my ambition to pursue a career in physical therapy.
My most challenging experience to date is being assistant coach to a local girls’ football team. I sustained a triple fracture to my ankle and whilst recovering, was advised to cease playing to avoid sustaining further damage. The slow recovery time became a test of endurance and taught me an invaluable lesson of being patient and understanding. By this time, my sister had become interested in playing and having introduced her to a local girls’ team, I decided to undertake the role of assistant coach.
My nerves were racing in my stomach to no end. I’m wondering if everything is ok? Will everything be as I planned? I couldn 't stop thinking what might happen. Thoughts were running wild as I thought about my team going on to play without me. I couldn 't figure out why I had to let the team handle the game without me. I had played with them all season and some for a few previous years and when they needed me the most, all I was able to do was watch from a TV. I hated the feeling of helplessness that I had, but at the same time I knew there was nothing I could do about it.