Personal Statement Of Liberal Education

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Liberal education is often incorporated into universities’ undergraduate programs. It is an approach to learning that prepares individuals for complexity, diversity and change. Liberal education curriculum provides learning in multiple disciplines and also offers an in-depth study of a chosen major. Undergraduate programs inforce this broad education with general education courses that require me to remain open to new experiences, ideas and people. Liberal education encourages me to think beyond my major in exercise science, and instead consider how these courses provide a solid foundation for my lifelong learning. As an undergraduate in liberal education I gain a broader knowledge of the world while developing strong skills in communication, …show more content…
I plan to use my degree to further pursue my career in physical therapy. I chose this career path when I received treatment after injury. Following my knee surgery, I was worried about my return as a runner. In my experience with physical therapy, the techniques used to help me regain my strength were fundamental to my recovery. I was fascinated at how fast and smooth my recovery was. This process gained my interest in the human body, and I was intrigued by the techniques such as taping, ultrasound and soft tissue message using Graston. I was able to return to my activity in no time, and I started volunteering at the physical therapy clinic I attended. While volunteering I met therapists who encouraged me to pursue my field of study, and guided me as I entered college. I enjoyed the sense of community that this clinic offered and I pursued my college career towards the path of creating my …show more content…
Articulations within the human skeleton were classified into joints and its primary actions. Muscles that contributed to the joint action, were broken down to the origin and insertion of the skeletal musculature in the human body. Application of terminology was explored as it applies to the principles and concepts of daily exercise. Detailed analysis of sports skill was performed. We considered the joints, muscles and actions that were necessary to perform a particular skill. Range of motion was evaluated, as not every joint shares the same degree of mobility. The way in which athletes regain strength after injury is different than that of the elderly. Age serves as a barrier to the amount of mobility one obtains. Exercises were considered to strengthen a particular muscle group in order to excel in a sports

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