Allied Health Science
Abby Davidson, a first-generation student and an allied health science major from Ashland, Wisconsin, got involved right away when she came to Carthage. â€śCampus involvement is so important to me, and I have made so many amazing memories in organizations here at Carthage,â€ť she said. â€śI hope to continue being involved while pursuing the education of my dreams.â€ť
â€śI had the awesome opportunity of doing a work-study in the athletic training facility. This has been such an amazing experience and has given me a chance to connect with the incredible athletic trainers here on campus.â€ť
â€śAfter I get my bachelorâ€™s degree, I plan to obtain a Master of Arts in Athletic Training through the 3+2 program here at Carthage. I hope to become a certified athletic trainer at the college level.â€ť
How have Carthage faculty had an impact on your life or Carthage career?
â€śCarthage faculty have encouraged me to pursue the 3+2 Athletic Training Program to ensure future success in my career. I am very optimistic that the faculty will continue to help me in my future endeavors, wherever I may go.â€ť
â€śMy favorite class at Carthage so far has been Introduction to Psychology because I feel I have learned a lot about myself and how I can be a better athletic trainer during this course. The class teaches many diverse ideas, and I am excited to take other psychology classes in the future.â€ť
â€śI am a part of the womenâ€™s tennis team, and the president and founder of the Native American Student Association. I am also a member of the Black Student Union, United Women of Color, Athletic Training Club, and First Generation Club. Additionally, I am a member of the Carthage Pep Band and the Jazz Ensemble. Campus involvement is so important to me, and I have made so many amazing memories in organizations here at Carthage. I hope to continue being involved while pursuing the education of my dreams.â€ť
â€śMy toughest class at Carthage so far would have to be Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Professional. This class equips you with so much information, and I am glad to have had an awesome teacher! Everything you learn in this class is important, so you must retain all the information and ask questions when you have trouble.â€ť
Internships or on-campus employment
â€śI had the awesome opportunity of doing a work-study in the athletic training facility. This has been such an amazing experience and has given me a chance to connect with the incredible athletic trainers here on campus. Iâ€™ve been able to participate in shadowing to learn new things about my future career and ask questions!â€ť
Favorite moments and memories at Carthage
â€śSome of my favorite moments and memories have been going to the events and activities offered at Carthage with my friends. I love going to trivia, bingo, the Kick-off Carnival, performances, and so much more.â€ť
Biggest surprise so far
â€śThe biggest surprise has been how easy it is to get involved in everything and how supportive the community is.â€ť
What would your 8-year-old self think of you now?
â€śMy 8-year-old self would be excited that I get to pursue a career that highlights my love for athletics and helping others. I grew up playing and always being around sports. I also dreamed of doing something pertaining to healthcare, so I believe my 8-year-old self would be so happy!â€ť
Why should other students consider your major? What advice do you have for them?
â€śOther students should consider allied health science as a major because it opens doors to many diverse opportunities after Carthage. It prepares students to obtain any career in healthcare that they want.
â€śTake every opportunity offered here and ask as many questions as you can. The faculty at Carthage want you to be successful in whatever you choose for your future.â€ť
â€śI chose Carthage because they offered the 3+2 Athletic Training Program. I also love the location and the opportunities given here.â€ť