Macy Morrow

Macy Morrow wants to become a physician assistant and eventually work for Doctors Without Borders. When she isn't studying, she likes to explore campus, hammock, and hang out with friends.

Macy Morrow discovers major by sampling courses

During Macy’s first semester of college, she was still searching for a major that fit her goals. She knew she wanted a career in a science field and she knew she wanted to help people, so she started to consider a degree in kinesiology and health.

“I always liked the idea of being a doctor,” she said. “I thought it would be really cool because I want to help people, and being a doctor, I could do that all the time.”

Instead of switching instantly to the kinesiology and health major, Macy decided to test it out with a few classes first. She enrolled in HS 110, Personal and Consumer Health; KIN 252, Disciplines and Professions in Kinesiology and Health; and BIO 212, Principles of Biology II, and quickly learned she was in the right place.

“Being in that setting and learning basic medical things was just so interesting,” she said. “In BIO 212, we learned about the respiratory system, reproductive system, and the circulatory system, and I found myself actually wanting to study and read my textbook.”

From anatomy and organic chemistry to a physical fitness class, Macy loves that her coursework is relevant to her career. Even though graduate school is years away for her, she can already see herself being successful in the medical field.

“One of the first weeks in KIN 252, we learned how to take blood pressure, which was interesting and totally related to the field of medicine,” she said. “I’m looking forward to being in the career field and applying all the knowledge I’ve learned.”

For freshmen still searching for that perfect fit between their major and their passion, Macy suggests reaching out to an adviser with questions and taking classes that seem interesting.

“I wasn’t 100 percent sure about kinesiology and health, so I took HS 110 and KIN 252 just to make sure that’s what I wanted to do,” she said.