As a college student, Massachusetts native Erin Flajnik knew she was interested in a medical field. Her sports background led her to exercise science, ultimately choosing physical therapy as a career. She hopes to work in the medical community surrounding Boston and plans to specialize in pediatric physical therapy. Read more about Erin’s experiences as a UConn student.
Why did you choose your particular major?
From fourth grade to my sophomore year in college, I accumulated a long list of injuries. I fractured my back twice and suffered two fractured heels and a major head injury. Additionally, I had two ankle fractures and ankle surgery. My injuries have undoubtedly influenced me and supported my personal growth and development as a patient, leader and student. My injuries also sparked an interest in the healthcare field.
The exercise science major provides a comprehensive understanding of exercise, human performance and healthy living and allows students to follow their interests in the medical field. This major creates the opportunity for students to become a doctor, nurse, physician’s assistant, physical therapist, occupational therapist or athletic trainer, along with other options. The focus on the human body and the flexibility of career opportunities with this major was perfect for me and my interests.