After completing my bachelor’s degree, I will take the necessary classes required by my state and the National Board of Emergency Medicine, so that I may obtain my Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification. Obtaining my EMT certification and working in that field will be beneficial to me when it comes to being an Athletic Trainer. I have always had a passion for helping people, and a passion for the healthcare field. I know just how important it is to have a dedicated Athletic Trainer when you are trying to recover from a sports injury and when trying to prevent future
APTA vision statement for physical therapy “transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience” is an important component that can contribute to the quality of life for all people. I do believe that making the best use of movement can improve one's human experience. The human body is made up of joints and tendons that had evolved to help humans achieve movement. The human body is designed with the ability of movement, no matter how small. Optimizing this ability should help transform society.
15 years of experience as an aesthetic group gymnast has taught me self-discipline and teamwork skills because a successful group has to demonstrate a sense of cohesion. Furthermore, this has prepared me for managing my time efficiently - to balance the time between studies and other pursuits. Three years ago I had the chance to start working as a rhythmic gymnastics trainer at the gymnastics club Janika. Such an incredible working experience with young children has developed my organisational skills (e.g. arranging meetings with parents and dressmakers) and taught me to take the responsibility for others. What is more, rhythmic gymnastics and dancing in theatre plays have taught me to analyse myself as one has to be fully aware of their body and mind while performing. As a volunteer I have taken part in organising numerous local art and music festivals, as well as international sports competitions, which have improved my problem solving and quick reaction skills in difficult situations. Shadowing an orthopaedic doctor in Traumatology and Orthopaedics Clinic of Tartu University Hospital gave me an opportunity to get an insight into the career of a professional physician. I got a chance to see many traumatology patients with various lower limb and joint injuries, how orthopaedic surgeries (e.g. total hip and knee
In today’s scientific world there is a relatively new topic called sports medicine. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, “Sports Medicine is the field of medicine concerned with injuries sustained in athletic endeavors, including their prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.” Sports medicine is a helpful scientific field that allows medical personnel become more familiar with areas within the sports world and medical world. There are many different areas and job careers that someone can have from sports medicine. Some of the main topics that are focused on within sports medicine are physical therapy, occupational therapy, sports medicine physician and athletic training.
I want to be a physician because I want people to grow old. At the age of 6, one of my closest friends was diagnosed with leukemia. By age 8, the disease claimed his life, robbing him of the opportunity to experience the privilege of growing old. Unfortunately, we live in a society of vanity. We see the process of aging and choose not to embrace it. As a physician, I would work with my patients so that they do not fear age, but rather welcome it. I want to effectively educate my patients so they may willingly choose to lead healthy lives and ultimately extend their days left in this world with their loved ones. I hope that as a caregiver, I am able to help my patients realize that a long, healthy life is far more fulfilling than a short, glamorous one.
I began my undergraduate education at Colorado State University in 2004. I declared my major as Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. At this point in my life, I had no clue what I wanted to do for my career and thought this would be the best option and give me the most diversity of career options. Going into my sophomore year, I began a job in the emergency department at the hospital located in the college town. During my first day, I got to see a variety of emergent and non-emergent medical procedures. The level of care that the varying healthcare professionals provided to these patients was fascinating and became intrigued to a career path in the medical field. Over the next couple of years, I narrowed the possibility
I am studying a Psychology degree and this field I have chosen really interests me because I have a passion for helping people. Generally, I am that type of person to put other's happiness and well-being before my own, because it makes me feel like I have a sense of purpose. Also, since I was a little girl I have always been so fascinated with the way people interact, behave, think and feel. I always asked 'why?' and I still do to this very day. No one person is the same as another, we all interact, behave, think and feel differently, and I think this is what amazes me the most.
From a sprained ankle on the soccer field to a stoved finger in a basketball game all injuries are important, no matter how big or small. There has to be someone to take care of the injured athletes. These people are known as athletic trainers. With only being one year away, it is important that I begin to make choices on what I want to do after I graduate high school. I have been organizing a serious amount of information on the certain career fields that I’m interested in. For every occupation something about the medical field has always intrigued me and that’s how I found athletic training. I love knowing that I will be the one to make a difference in an athlete 's life. I started my research with what classes I would need
Why did you choose this career? I chose Physical Therapy because I have grown up playing sports for over 14 years now. I have always loved being active and staying in
As a student at Mountain Heritage High School, I started taking classes as a freshman to learn about architecture, interior designing, and landscape architecture. Second semester of my sophomore year, I wanted to become a Dental Hygienist. I started changing my schedules to classes that would help me in dental hygiene. Thankfully, I took a college class that would ease me into the medical field. It helped me to realize that Dental Hygiene is for me. I started going back to what I was really passionate about, Interior Designing.
Qualities such as fast decision making skills, compassion, and very aware of details. If an athlete is injured it is a trainers job to decide what the best way to help them recover would be and look for the small details of the injury. Along with these personal traits the health care worker needs to be compassionate and respectful to the athletes wishes and the care they need to require. The trainer is expected to be able to move quick in an emergency and apply the care in a timely manner. Being able to recognize and evaluate the injury is very important to this career. This will make the athletes life easier and will keep things in an orderly fashion (“Athletic Trainers and Exercise Physiologists: Occupational Outlook Handbook:: U.S. Bureau of Labor
The fast-changing pace of Internal Medicine appeals to me as a strong critical thinker. I enjoy the challenge of incorporating all spectrums of medicine into each differential diagnosis; every case is a new problem-solving opportunity. Internal Medicine, more than any other specialty, utilizes my personal knowledge, experience, and the assistance of my team in an all-encompassing analysis with the most up-to-date information for personalized care with each and every patient. Only with true understanding and a personal bond with a patient can one practice preventive medicine, which is a priority in all medicine, but especially important for Internal Medicine, where motivating lifestyle change is crucial. Internists, to me, are lifelong learners, which is why I feel the strongest connection toward the concentration of Internal Medicine. In addition to the broad spectrum of disorders considered
CI: HOW MY PAST AND PRESENT LIFE EXPERIENCES HAVE HELPED CREATE A FUTURE GOAL OF BECOMING A SPEECH THERAPIST.
Physical therapy is a career that will always be needed throughout society; it helps the human body rebuild physical function in people that have been injured, have birth defects, or any other reasons. People who have been in accidents or have disabling conditions such as low-back pain, arthritis, heart disease, fractures, head injuries and cerebral palsy turn to physical therapists, commonly called PTs, for help. These health care professionals use an assortment of techniques, called modalities, to reestablish function, improve movement, relieve pain and avoid or limit lasting physical disabilities in their patients. There are certain education requirements to become one, just like
Boom, bang, pow! Boxing was all I ever thought about as a child. I would dream, eat, and sleep boxing. Though I was a little shrimp weighing in only 75 pounds, I had a very big heart, which gave me the drive to keep on pushing forward. Everyone around me seemed like giants, but that did not stop me from doing what I love. Boxing sculpted me into a stronger person mentally.