|I just joined this community
||[Apr. 4th, 2007|12:01 pm]
and you all seem really nice.|
I've been tossing around the idea of becoming a physical therapist for about a year. See, I entered college as a Biomedical Engineering student. It took me 2.5 years to realize that I hated it and would never want to do it as a career, so last January I switched over to a Biology major. I really had to think hard about what I was going to do. I thought that maybe I would go into research. Last semester I worked in a research lab, but I didn't like being there and again realized that it was something I wouldn't want to do. I'm graduating in May and because I have no idea what to do I'm going home to work and figure out what I want to do.
The classes that I have loved the most while in Undergrad are Human Anatomy and Human Physiology. I absolutely loved Anatomy! Also, I go to Washington University in St. Louis, so I'm going to talk to their PT department, but until I find the time to do that, I thought I could ask here.
Physical Therapy is probably the thing I am the most interested in as of now. Although, I am concerned about the physical aspects that I've heard about. I'm not very strong, which of course I could work on, but I am a tiny girl and there will always be that limit. Are there areas that require less physical work than others?
Also, what specific things could I do after I graduate that would help me decide if this is something I want to do?
Thanks so much!