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Why Did You Decide To Come To The University of North Carolina?


Hannah Deatherage-“ I chose to come to UNC to further my education at an institution that valued both my academic and clinical goals, while also providing opportunities to become a better clinician and researcher. The family aspect of a program is something that was very important to me, and what I found here was far better than I was expecting.”

Grace Heckard– “I chose North Carolina because of the staff. Their diverse backgrounds and experiences create a well-rounded experience that I believe will develop me into a stronger clinican. “

Rebecca Hersch– “It is rare to find an institution that offers incredible academic and research opportunities without compromising clinical experience. More than that, however, I chose UNC because the family atmosphere made it feel like home. ”

Kristen Hooten– “I chose UNC because I was confident that its clinical, academic, and research opportunities would challenge me and prepare me to be a successful athletic trainer.  I was also excited to work with such a renowned faculty and staff and to spend two years in the beautiful city of Chapel Hill.”

Camille King-“ I chose to come to UNC-Chapel Hill for the state-of-the-art facilities, staff, and clinical opportunities. I feel there is no place better to shape me into the Athletic Trainer I aspire to be. Living in the beautiful city of Chapel Hill is definitely an added bonus.”

Kaylyn Norville– “I chose UNC because of the learning opportunities working with and learning from amazing clinicians, scholars and researchers in the fields of Athletic Training and Exercise and Sport Science.”

Julian Pangilnan– “I chose to come to UNC for their extensive track record of developing skilled clinicians in the athletic training profession and for the supportive, family-like environment that was made apparent from the moment I first came to Chapel Hill for my visit. The opportunity to work with such an accomplished sports medicine team, while continuing my education at this prestigious university, made the decision to come to UNC an easy one.

Matt Pikowski– “I chose to come to UNC because of the incredible staff, fellow students, and learning opportunities associated with the athletic training program here. I also loved the beautiful campus and the area surrounding Chapel Hill. “

James Potter– “I chose UNC because I wanted to be challenged clinically, academically, and personally.  I wanted to get as far away from my comfort zone as possible, and I knew that UNC would provide me with more than enough opportunities to grow and improve in each of those areas.”

Marissa Sciabarra– “I came to UNC for the excellent educational and research opportunities. I was also excited to work with experienced clinical staff and other graduate students.”