Health and Exercise Physiology

  • Amber Steigerwalt '17 playing field hockey for Ursinus College

Amber Steigerwalt


Health and Exercise Physiology


Spanish, Wellness Education and Human Performance Assessment


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


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.