North Central College - Naperville, IL
Exercise Science major, Wellness minor

Casey added a wellness minor to her exercise science major when she realized how much she enjoyed working directly with people.

“You learn to teach people how to eat right, be physically active and make healthy behavior choices,” she says. “The wellness classes are full of activities and interesting topics that keep you engaged so you can get the most out of your education.”

The wellness curriculum draws from several fields, including psychology, sociology, biochemistry, health, philosophy and physical education. That’s one of the reasons Casey enjoys it so much.

“The variety of topics gives you a broad knowledge of everything that encompasses wellness,” she says.

Casey is a member of North Central’s volleyball team and an active member of the Health and Exercise Association (HEXA). She plans to pursue a career in personal training or strength and conditioning after she graduates.

“I’ve always loved to help people,” she says, “so why not choose a career where I can help people be healthier?”