Anthony Cox is a junior in Kinesiology and Health in the exercise science option. From the Muscatine native’s classes at Iowa State, he has built a solid foundation to place his future career on. Cox is involved with everything from class, Cyclone Aides, to Recreation Services. But in his free time, if you see him on the basketball courts, feel free to shoot some hoops with him – maybe even some virtual hoops.
What attracted you to Iowa State and the Kinesiology and Health program?
What really brought me to Iowa State was the attention I received from the university while deciding on which school to attend. I felt that Iowa State treated me more as a person rather than a number like some other schools, and I felt like I was really wanted by Iowa State. The kinesiology and health program attracted me because I knew I had a passion for the human body and learning about it. The program had the field that I wanted to study and I knew from talking to others that it was a highly regarded program.
How has Iowa State prepared you to expand human potential and improve people’s lives?
My education at Iowa State has given me great insight into my major of Kinesiology and Health, how the human body works, and the effects of different occurrences on the human body. Along with learning the finer points of my major, my classes at Iowa State have really developed my interpersonal, professional, and communication skills.
What do you do as an advisor to the Cyclone Aides?
As a 2011-2012 Cyclone Aide advisor, I assist with the interviewing and selection of 2012 Cyclone Aides, help with the design and implementation of the training of these Cyclone Aides, supervise the 2012 Cyclone Aides throughout the next year, and help with Orientation and Destination Iowa State. Cyclone Aide advisors also serve as the main line between the professional staff in New Student Programs and the student Cyclone Aides.
What is your favorite part about working for Rec Services?
My favorite part about working for Rec Services is all of the people I get to work with. The employees are a close knit group and we are all good friends. Another great thing is that I get to see and talk to my friends every time I work. I also meet new people every time I work, and that keeps the job entertaining. I am looking forward to the renovated State Gym opening up and being part of the crew that gets that project up and running.
What is your dream job?
My dream job would be to own and operate my own sports performance clinic. I would love to work with athletes and individuals looking to improve their performance and be the best they can be. It would be my dream for this to grow into a nationally renowned institution instead of just a local organization.
When you are in need of a study break, what do you do?
I love to do physical activities including working out, playing football or volleyball, or just being outside running around. I work out on a daily basis, so that is my normal break from studying and school. I really look at working out as a time to relieve stress, relax, and get away from the daily tasks of school. I’ll also get a group of friends together to get a pick-up game going.
What is on your ISU bucket list?
One thing is to go into the C6 virtual reality room. Another is to meet the new university president. And I would like to win Greek Week and Homecoming with my fraternity.
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