Julia McIntyre

Exercise Science, '16

A school full of encouragement and helpful faculty and students were attributes that attracted Julia McIntyre to Castleton’s Exercise Science program. With hopes of a career as a physical therapist, McIntyre was forever changed by the welcoming culture and numerous resources she was offered during her time at the university.

“My professors have been more than willing to help me brainstorm job and internship ideas, as well as connect me with any resources they may have,” said McIntyre of her experience.

In order to expand her horizons in and outside of Castleton, McIntyre participated in various internship and observation hours in the field of physical therapy. She also served as an active member in the Student Government Association and Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Club.

“These involvements have also allowed me to make professional connections within the school but quickly spread to the greater community through different conferences and retreats I was able to attend as a result of being apart of theses clubs,” McIntyre said.

Thanks to her educational experience, McIntyre added that she has always felt confident and well prepared when going into a professional setting and talking about her experience at Castleton. She said the university has given her a positive platform to build her personal reputation on.

“I was amazed at the amount of respect received from healthcare professionals just based off of being a student at Castleton University,” she said.