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Amanda Zeager

School: Health Sciences
Academic Department: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2004


What are some features of your experience at SFU that are positive or unique?

"The activities that I chose to participate in made my SFU experience unique. I'm no athlete, but by being in the Pep Band I was able to travel to other states and cheer on the Women's Basketball Team. Through my experiences as a Resident Assistant, I learned patience, tolerance and I was able to meet so many new people. By participating in Habitat for Humanity, I was able to help give a family a better home, and imbibe the best homemade hot chocolate in Johnstown! This school is all what you make it to be. I had a great experience at Saint Francis."

Why did you choose SFU over a larger university?

"...because I knew that with a difficult major like PT, I would need to have the closer attention available if I needed it."

What would you like to share about SFU or the PT major with prospective freshmen?

"There is no time like the present to be honest...PT is tough. It tests your clinical knowledge and skill as well as your personal character. The staff and classmates are much like a big family: they can be a source of frustration at times, but more often they are the ones that help you up when you feel like you've stumbled and fallen, and stand behind your achievements when you succeed. Just remember to be patient and persistent. You can do this."

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