Julianne Stiene was drawn to the energy and the many educational and extracurricular opportunities available at UB. “What could be better than a largely diverse campus and active student body at such a reasonable price?” she asked.
Once here, she knew she wanted a career working with people and helping to change lives.
“Exercise science jumped out to me as a field I was interested in personally, and one of great importance in modern society,” she said. “Technology may be changing but everyone will always need to exercise for health.”
With high praise for the exercise and nutrition faculty, Stiene said her professors were always willing to help. “Not only are they educators, but they are researchers, motivators and friends. Also, the quality of the education was evident when out in the field. At my internship site, they accepted interns from various colleges and universities. My well-rounded education put me on par with the exercise physiologists more than the other interns. I felt prepared in all aspects of exercise science, including EKGs, nutrition, stress tests and numerous exercise limitations that our patients may have had. When patients had questions, I was ready and able to answer them. We, as students, were more than prepared for our futures.”
Since graduating from UB, Stiene went on to attend the University of South Alabama where she graduated from a physician assistant studies program and she now works as an emergency medicine physician assistant in Alabama.