• Jesse Heaton

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Jesse's Bio:
    I graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and am now in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program here at CSS. I played on the baseball team at CSS for four years. I was also a statistics tutor and currently work as personal care assistant in Duluth. I love the outdoors, hunting fishing, hiking, etc. While being at St. Scholastica I have noticed the “family” atmosphere and I am truly enjoying every second of it.

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

  • Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

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    Apple Valley, MN

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    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

Catching Up

I apologize for my absence from the blog. It has been about 4 months since I last put my “doings” on paper. During that time I have been able to do quite a bit of traveling thanks to an internship down in Phoenix, AZ for one of my terminal internships for the physical therapy program. I finished up my internship in Vadnais Heights, MN at Viverant in early September. I then packed up everything I owned and road tripped out to Phoenix. My trek out there took me through the Rocky Mountains, Arches National Park, and Manti-La Sal National Forest.

In Phoenix, myself and two other classmates, rented an apartment through Airbnb that was convenient for our internship locations. I worked at Touchstone Rehabilitation, an outpatient neuro clinic that specialized in amputee and spinal cord injury patients. It was a very rewarding experience.  I developed some fantastic relationships and learned so much from the patients, myself, other students and staff. Throughout those 10 weeks in Arizona, in addition to my amazing internship, I was also able to do quite a bit of hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. I also found time to join a CrossFit gym and meet some more great individuals over the course of my internship. I also was able to make a weekend trip to San Francisco, CA to meet my girlfriend who was doing a PT internship in northern California at the time. We got to be tourists for a couple days together and I’d say we packed as much as we could into two days. My time out west was fantastic and I’m gad I decided to venture for one of my internships.

Following my time in Arizona I made my way northwest past horseshoe bend and into Utah where the campground of Zion National Park awaited my girlfriend and I. We camped for a few days, put in quite a few hikes, and prepped for our road trip back to the midwest. On our way back we stopped in Vail, CO to briefly tour around, Denver for a night, and Mount Rushmore. We took in the sites of plains and were able to make it back to Minneapolis safely, just in time for Thanksgiving. The past month has been a lot of traveling back and forth from MN to IL to visit family and friends. I am now back in Duluth and getting ready for my final terminal internship to begin on Monday, January 8.

My final internship is at Orthopedic and Spine Therapy in Poplar, WI. I plan to make the commute every day across the Blatnik bridge and hopefully the weather cooperates for the next 10 weeks for safe travels. In addition to this internship, I will be working on my capstone project, studying for the board exam for licensure, and picking up the pace with the job search, all while trying to have some fun and enjoy what Duluth has to offer.

The past 4 months have been a whirl-wind of travel, adventure, and education and it is all thanks to the College of St. Scholastica and the Physical Therapy program, which allows it’s students to choose the location of their terminal internships. I challenge those who have the opportunity to travel through clubs, programs, organizations, independently, etc. to do so. There is so much out there to see and experience and there are so many resources at the College of St. Scholastica that will allow you to do so!

Please, stay tuned as I keep you updated on the final leg of my journey at the College of St. Scholastica!

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