During my time at Samford, I developed an interest in research and evidence-based practice that encouraged me to pursue training that would allow me to develop these interests into a career. I plan to utilize the clinical skills and knowledge obtained at Samford to inform future research.
Samford prepared me not only with knowledge of the many different classes I took, but with professionalism and discipline. It has prepared me how to work with other people and build professional relationships as well. No matter what profession I end up in, I know that I have the skills to lead, work hard, and become better each day.
Samford laid the foundation for my faith to lead me through my career. Samford’s faith-based academics helped me remember my career is more than a job. My career is a calling. When you recognize your career as a calling to Christ, and are obedient to that calling, you are much more inclined to perform to your highest potential.
Laura Malnati, D.P.T., PT, OCS, CSCS, CWC
I combine my passion for community wellness with my training and experience as a physical therapist. I teach group fitness classes, coach and teach individual clients and work with other locals to build a healthier and happier community.
Rachel Sharpe M.S., SCAT, ATC
Upon graduation in May 2008, for the first time since I declared an athletic training major as a freshman, I was not sure if I wanted to actually be an athletic trainer.
Upon graduation in December 2013, I accepted a position with the American Athletic Conference in Providence, Rhode Island as the Administrative Fellow.