Nick Orapello, Kingston, NY
Since transferring to Marist I have joined the Athletic Training Club and I am now the treasurer. Marist's location allows me to spend my free time snowboarding, rowing, and working for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. I have even interned as part of the medical staff for the NYC Marathon in November as well as at the Can-Am Rugby Tournament in July at Lake Placid.
Overall, transferreing to Marist has been very positive. The faculty are very helpful in designing a program of study and the small classroom size encourages interaction with the faculty. The professors stay up to date with current news in sports medicine, inform students about possible internships, and are very accessible.
One of the most interesting aspects of the major is the amount of hands-on experience you gain while still in school. Clinical field experiences are offered at local high schools and physical therapy clinics, as well as local colleges other than Marist. All of these opportunities have given me exposure to many different employment scenarios within Athletic Training.