• Jared Eickhoff

    Jared Eickhoff

    Class of 2016
    Paynesville, MN
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Jared's Bio:
    I graduated from CSS with a degree in Exercise Physiology. Now I'm in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program here. I love the active environment this school has, which makes for a great experience especially in a major like my own. Coming to this school has been one of the best decisions of my life. Not only is the school a perfect fit, the city of Duluth is so active and alive all the time, which made the selection of St. Scholastica even easier. I have made so many amazing experiences here that I cannot imagine going to any other school.

  • Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

  • Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance


Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, also known as CSCS. The certification itself is through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, also found here: http://www.nsca.com/CSCS_Certification_2/



I currently have 5-6 weeks of downtime before I go onto my next internship, and have decided that this is the correct time to start studying up for the exam. The reason I want to pursue this specialty certification is that as Physical Therapists, we are really good at returning people to their prior level of function and provide rehabilitative services. If I wanted to work in a setting where I could also continue to work with those athletes, further education would be warrented. This specialty certification gives me the credentials to continue to progress patients (particularly athletes) towards their event/sport. Not only that, but it allows me to add another “tool” in the toolbox for treating patients who are not athletes. The CSCS provides strength training exercises and other interventions that the majority of patients could potentially benefit from. The only issue on the professional end of things is that you run into what people call the alphabet soup, where these certifications go after their name and it ends up looking like a bunch of jumbled up letters. Some vain people only believe that you are a better clinician because of the certifications behind your name, but I have seen a ton of amazing therapists who have not specialized in any particular area. More on that later.

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