Health and Exercise Physiology

  • Amber Steigerwalt '17 playing field hockey for Ursinus College

Amber Steigerwalt

Major

Health and Exercise Physiology

Minor

Spanish, Wellness Education and Human Performance Assessment

Activities

Ursinus Field Hockey Team and acheived All-American status in the 2015 season

About

I’ve always been intrigued with the human body and was born with a passion for sports and exercise, so this major gave me the pleasure of incorporating both into my learning.  I knew I wanted to work with children in the health care industry since 1st grade and being an HEP major seemed to give me the most opportunities in doing so.

I am a member of the Ursinus field hockey team, the Centennial Conference champions.  I am also involved in refereeing intramural games and coach field hockey during the summer months.  I enjoy working with children.

How I Stay Involved

My best advice for future students is to be optimistic. As I mentioned, I’ve wanted to work with children in the health care industry since I was young myself, but I have changed my mind countless times from considering becoming a surgeon, a physician’s assistant, even a teacher, and finally decided on a pediatric nurse, with the help of the wonderful HEP department. Remember to use your professors as resources and get to know others in the department; you’ll truly treasure their advice and the relationships you develop are ones you may never forget.

Life After Ursinus

I aspire to go to nursing school to pursue a career as a pediatric nurse.