Interest in PT at Mount Union
Throughout my life I have experienced a significant amount of injuries, both minor and major. My experiences in physical therapy initiated my interest in the profession and my time spent in the clinic as a tech at Ohio State solidified my love for PT. The whole application and interview process made me feel like Mount Union was a program I really wanted to become a part of; Mount is also close to home for me, which is a bonus. The faculty and their vision for this brand-new program was a huge difference maker for me. This program stood out to me because it is innovative in its approach to teaching PT; some programs are exclusively lecture-based learning while others are 100% problem-based learning, Mount is a hybrid that utilizes both styles of learning in an efficacious way for the students.
During my time at the Cleveland VA, I was able to experience a lot of different patients with a variety of conditions, which has helped my overall learning because it gave me some real-world experience with things that I had just been reading about prior to my rotation. I really enjoyed the work environment and all the patients that I was fortunate enough to interact with at the VA.
I would recommend Mount Union’s PT program because it is a new program that is innovative, we have so many valuable resources at our disposal that enrich our learning experience. The professors here are a great source of knowledge, they have an extensive amount of experience in a variety of healthcare settings.
I am still figuring out the setting I want to be in after I get my license, but I am interested in working with an outpatient orthopedic or veteran population, I am also interested in public health services.