Kristina Corra

Physical Therapy

Year in school: Junior

Hometown/State: Clarence, NY

High School: Clarence High School

Why did you choose Daemen College?

I chose Daemen College for two main reasons.  The first is because of its well-known Physical Therapy program.  The second is because of the close knit and friendly community. I feel right at home when I'm at Daemen.

Why did you choose your present major?

I love every aspect of Physical Therapy.  The profession involves being active, helping people, and so much more.  Ever since middle school, my soccer team had conditioning practices with a local rehabilitation center, and that is what first caught my interest.  I love the idea of being able to prevent and fix an injury through exercise and conditioning. My interest in physical therapy was solidified after interning at Excelsior Orthopedics in high school.  I couldn't pick a better profession, and I'm lucky to be in a program as great as Daemen's.

Please describe your academic experience at Daemen College. (Ex: It is challenging, but I know it will prepare me for my career, etc.)

I am very pleased with the level of difficulty of my classes at Daemen.  I love a good challenge; it pushes me to do my best. My classes hold up to that standard.  Not only do my classes push me to do my best, but they are also interesting. The material covered in class keeps me going, and knowing that these classes are taking me one step closer to my degree motivates me to push through.

What do you like best about Daemen College?

My favorite thing about Daemen is its size.  Personally, I think it’s not too big and not too small.  When walking from place to place, I am almost guaranteed to see someone I know.  The campus itself is a good size too. I was able to quickly learn where everything is, which made finding my classes much easier and the transition from high school to college much smoother.

What are your plans after graduation?

After graduation, I plan to have a job as soon as possible.  I can't wait to get started with my career. Before that, however, I can't wait to get started in the professional phase of the PT program.

What is your favorite campus hangout? Why?  

My favorite campus hangout is the set of booths by RIC's Daily Grind.  They are very comfortable and big. It’s easy to focus on my studies when I sit there.  Plus, there's an outlet which comes in handy when my laptop starts to die.