Future Physical Therapist MaryKate Murray hopes to serve diverse populations

Future Physical Therapist: MaryKate Murray

Undergraduate Experience: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Hispanic Literature & Culture 2019

“As soon as I arrived on campus, I knew that Campbell was my future home.”

What do you bring to the Campbell classroom?
During my time as an UNC undergraduate, I learned to speak Spanish, was a part of the National Society of Leadership and Success, and a Buckley Public Service Scholar.

I am extremely passionate about volunteering my time with less fortunate communities.  Working with disabled individuals is something that is very close to my heart, as my brother has cerebral palsy.

With my unique experiences, I hope to add to the diversity of our incoming DPT class of 2022. I hope that my extensive volunteering, history of working with individuals with special needs, and ability to speak two languages will bring a special perspective to the classroom. I am very excited to be a part of this cohort and to share my passions with my new classmates, while also gaining wisdom from their special strengths and experiences.

What do you hope to accomplish at Campbell CPHS?
I hope to become the best Doctor of Physical Therapy that I can be. I am confident I will gain a plethora of new knowledge and skills that will aid me in treating future patients, while also helping me grow exponentially as an individual.

Why did you choose Campbell University and/or what are you most excited about?
My best friend completed her undergrad at Campbell and is now in the pharmacy program. She loves the environment and convinced me to attend a DPT open house in the summer of 2018. As soon as I arrived, I knew that Campbell was my future home. The genuine kindness of those around me, and the true desire to help each student achieve success, was inspiring.

After conducting more research on the program, I knew that Campbell was the right school for me. The Christian education, focus on rural healthcare, and curriculum that was designed to produce well-rounded healthcare providers helped solidify my decision. I am most excited about pursuing my dream career through a quality education, led by an amazingly talented staff!

What are your career goals?
As a DPT, I hope to be able to reach a wide range of populations. I grew up in a small, under-served town in eastern NC. I hope to be able to return home and provide services to those in my community. Through my unique training as a DPT, my passion for working with special populations, and my ability to speak Spanish, I hope to be able to serve the needs of my community in the most efficient, educated, and overall helpful way.