• 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.

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    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

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Exercise Physiology Internship

My Exercise Physiology internship is in full swing here in central Illinois.  The location is Warbird Training Academy in Normal, IL.  I’ve almost made it through my first week and I have nothing but good things to say about the experience thus far.

My days usually consist of getting to the gym by 9:30 and hitting and throwing. Then from 10-1 I am giving warm-ups and leading clients through their programmed workout for the day. I’m dealing with quite a few younger athletes (10-16 year old softball, volleyball, track, and baseball players) so the age factors in when I am explaining a lift or giving a reason for why we do things the way we do.  It is important to be able to communicate with the younger clientele in order to create a positive experience for both the client and myself. After the morning session I lift from 1-2pm and then stuff my face! Around 2:30 I gather my homework and computer and try to get as much done before 4 when the second wave of clients comes in. From 4-6 I’m back giving warm-ups and running athletes through their workouts.  It is a busy day, but it is also very productive!

There is also another intern this summer who plays baseball at Macalester College.  It is nice to have someone with a lot in common with in the gym. It’s also neat to bounce ideas off of one another or find out why he prefers certain exercises/lifts to others.  I find it interesting and beneficial to understand an area of training from someone else’s perspective.

I am required to fill out a weekly journal with the activites, interactions, and experiences I have. With week 1 almost over, I’m enjoy my experience and happy I chose the internship that I did.

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