The School of Health Sciences offers small class sizes led by faculty with experience and expertise in the field. Through faculty professional connections provide access to outstanding field experiences and clinical opportunities.
Connected learning is huge in my major. It allows us to really work like we're actually in an athletic training room. You have a lot of help with your professors and your classmates, and stuff like that. But everything is hands on.
Some of it is theory based, but you're going to be working with people. So you have to know how to take what's written in a textbook and do it on a person. So everything is meant to challenge you. But if you're not being challenged, you're not going to be a good clinician.
I think this program's internship possibilities are leaps and bounds above other programs. And that's coming from somebody who literally only applied to AT programs all over Massachusetts. Our list is extensive and it's growing with our clinical sites. So I think being able to make those connections is key to getting a job later on.
Six out of eight semesters I've been in clinical. I've had the opportunity to network all around the Boston area as well as the Newton area. I'm looking at getting my masters in sports psychology.
I focused my research projects, my capstone, I actually looked at performance anxiety and division three men's and women's volleyball players. I know when I'm in my master's program, I'm going to have to come up with a thesis. And I already feel prepared and confident that I'm going to be able to do so.