Exercise Science, Pre-Physical Therapy
Class Year: 2020
My name is Anna Bientz, and I am a junior exercise science, pre-PT major. When I came to UE on my college visit, I heard about their Direct Entry Physical Therapy program. I had known I wanted to be a physical therapist since my sophomore year of high school, so I was extremely excited about this opportunity, and I started my application to UE’s Direct Entry program when I got home that same day. The University of Evansville quickly became my number one college choice as I learned more and more about their PT program. When I got my letter of acceptance and my direct entry spot, I knew that UE was the place for me. The opportunity to have a solidified spot in a well-known PT program was what drew me to UE, but there are so many reasons why I’m glad I stayed.
Some of my favorite things about UE are the small campus, the opportunity to study abroad in Harlaxton, and the overwhelming sense of community. In my opinion, the best part of the University of Evansville is the fact that everyone on this campus genuinely wants to help you. When I needed my PT observation hours, I was able to reach out to and shadow three recent alumni, and they all helped me not only with getting my hours in, but also with some of the classes I was struggling with at the time.
UE is a tight knit community of students and faculty who want to see one another succeed, and that is what has made it feel like home to me these past three years.