First year DPT student, Witt Edwards, hopes to leave a lasting impact on his community and patients

Witt Edwards

“Campbell University pushes and encourages its students to recognize the whole person: physical, mental, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual.”

Name: Witt Edwards

Undergraduate Institution: UNC Wilmington, BS Exercise Science and Biology, Neuroscience and psychology minor

Program: DPT

Briefly describe your accomplishments, strengths, passions and experiences. What do you bring to the Campbell classroom? My ultimate passion in life is to love God and love people with the same grace and patience He has shown me. There is no greater joy than to walk alongside people and do life with them, no matter if it is for one day or for several years. I believe I am a jack of all trades, but through years of experience I have learned the strength to meet people regardless of beliefs, race, sexual orientation, or gender exactly where they are at and do life with them.

What do you hope to accomplish while at Campbell CPHS? I want to learn the necessary skills to help me become the best PT that ever served his community. I hope to achieve a level of efficiency in my respective field that I become second to none. I am excited for the journey ahead, whether it includes specializing in a certain field, or bettering myself both in learning more professional behaviors or increasing my knowledge of the ever-changing landscape of the health care world.

Why did you choose Campbell University, your program, and/or what are you most excited about? CPHS understands the value of ‘holistic healthcare.’ Whether you know it or not, there are multidimensional aspects of wellness. Campbell University pushes and encourages its students to recognize the whole person: physical, mental, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual.

It also cannot be stated enough: As a DPT program, we have some of the most well-trained, excellent, and intentional professors. I would challenge you to find this kind of talent and kindness in any other program.

What are your career goals and/or what legacy do you hope to leave? I want my legacy as a person and healthcare worker to resemble that of planting a Sequoia tree. You might plant the seeds now and will not even live to see the Sequoia grow into a full tree, but your children and grandchildren will most certainly see the fruits of your labor. At the end of the day, I want people to say that I resembled love, and I want the love I have for people to spread and take root in ways that I might never see come to fruition.

Additional comments you would like to share – it can be anything about your hobbies, your journey, your family, your pets, etc. I love to run as much as Forrest Gump. I have run the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim (46 miles) and several ultramarathons in the past few years. As much as they kick my butt, I am also an avid Spartan Race competitor.

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