Health and Exercise Physiology

  • Portrait of Allison Emick Class of 2017

Allison Emick


Health and Exercise Physiology


Biology Minor and Wellness Education Minor


Women’s Swim Team, Phi Epsilon Kappa, directed research in the SkM lab

How I Stay Involved

 I stay involved by keeping an open mind and trying new things.

My Experience

I think every person I have met at Ursinus has made an impact on me, from professors to students, to employees in the dining hall. Only at a small school can you get to know your professors on a first name basis, go to your president’s house for a pool party, or see a familiar face everywhere you walk on campus. The people here are diverse, and that makes Ursinus special. They have broadened my views, challenged me, and made me look at things differently.

My advice based on my experience at Ursinus would be to keep an open mind and try new things. I have taken classes here that I never would have imagined I would take, or like for that matter. I also never would have pictured myself pursuing the career that I am, but because of Ursinus’s liberal arts education, I was able to take classes that interested me and discover so many new options I never knew were out there. College offers unique experiences to broaden your horizons, and I think it is so important that we take every chance we can because you never know what it might lead to.

Life After Ursinus

I plan to attend graduate school to pursue a degree in Public Health. My end goal would be to work for a government health agency such as the Centers for Disease Control or National Institute of Health.