Boise State University
16 December 2020
Hello, my name is Keaton Dowell. I am currently a senior at Adna Middle High School. I am currently trying to graduate with highest honors from my high school. Next fall I will be continuing my education at Boise State University. While I am there I would like to take the pre-physical therapy path.
Choosing this path will help guide me along to help me achieve the dream of becoming a physical therapist. While on this path, I would like to major in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science. I believe that this choice would best give me the knowledge I need to become the best physical therapist I can be.
I would like to become a physical therapist for many reasons. I have grown up playing sports from as early as 4. Throughout these years, I have played fastpitch, soccer, volleyball, basketball, track and field, cheerleading, and wrestling. In high school I narrowed my focus to fastpitch, soccer, and wrestling. These sports have let me see and learn many things. Because I have played all these sports, I understand the importance of healing when you are hurt.
Growing up I always knew that I wanted to be a part of the medical field, so I could help people, I just did not know what part. Due to COVID-19 and schools being shut down along with sports, I had a new problem. I have never had a super fast metabolism like some girls my age, so when I had no more sports to play, I knew I was going to need to find a new way to stay in shape. This drove me to working out.
Working out really put me over the edge of knowing what I would like to do with my life. It gave me a new love. As I started to work out, the pieces started fitting together. I could help people get better, back to the things they love, like sports, by working out. It could not be more of a perfect career for me to go into. The closer I get to my college journey and learning about physical therapy, the more excited I get. After college I hope to become not only a physical therapist, but someone who helps people when they need it, and to change someone’s life for the better, even if it is just slightly.