Kenneth Wojnowski Jr. chose to attend UB because it offered everything he was looking for in a school, including proximity to his hometown and the program offering of his choice.
“I selected the public health professions, and specifically exercise science, because I have always been involved in athletics and I am fascinated by the many systems of the human body,” he said. “Choosing a major in which you learn about the body’s responses to exercise and certain diseases was a logical choice for me. Also, I believe it is important to help others, and using my knowledge about the human body to help others is something that appeals to me very much.”
UB’s large student population, learning concepts with real-world applications and the program faculty topped Wojnowski’s list of favorite aspects of campus life. “The professors clearly wanted the students to succeed and did anything in their power to help,” he said. “Also, they were very adept at using their own experiences to help teach.”
He advises prospective students to “become involved as much as possible both in and out of classes. There are many things to do regarding the health sciences outside of classes, and in the classroom it is important to involve yourself to retain material and truly get the entire experience of the ES major.”
Wojnowski graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2013 and is now attending Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine.