Laura Biesack: Don’t knock UNC program

February 22, 2013 

Don’t knock UNC program

In response to the Feb. 16 letter “Numbers game”: As a UNC Exercise and Sport Science major, I was offended by the letter-writer’s judgment and lack of concrete information about UNC’s program.

In order to graduate, I must complete courses in anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology and neuromuscular control, all of which are hard sciences. I will be pursuing a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree next year to become a physical therapist, which is ranked No. 8 in U.S. News’ best jobs in America.

Our program graduates students who become nurses, doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists and rehabilitation specialists. Our sports administration concentration graduates students who control the business and legal aspects of sports which are an influential part of our society. We do graduate coaches, PE teachers and fitness professionals who are invaluable in battling the obesity epidemic that is plaguing our nation. Our research has changed the way exercise is used to treat patients, including the Get Real and Heel program for breast cancer survivors.

I am proud to be graduating from UNC with a degree in EXSS and have had an irreplaceable experience.

Laura Biesack, Chapel Hill

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