Ashley Campos, C’18
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
“I believe that North Park University’s athletic training program is the reason I was accepted into Occupational Therapy School,” says Ashley Campos, who will begin her doctor of occupational therapy at Samuel Merritt University in California, fall of 2018. “The faculty deeply cared for me and my career. They made sure I not only understood the material, but was able to use what I learned in the lab and at my clinical rotation.”
As she awaits the continuation of her education in the fall, Campos is nannying a 20-month-old. Campos says she is already applying the knowledge she gained through her clinical rotation at Lurie’s Children Hospital which prepared her to take care of young children and track their motor skills development.
“North Park’s athletic training program offers students a wide variety of clinical rotations that meet everyone’s interest. Students have the opportunity to learn at a D1 university, children’s hospital, high schools, and more.” Campos also emphasized the role of her professors in her education. “I appreciate the family-like structure of the program. The professors and preceptors emphasized us all being a family, and they guided us to be the health care professionals that we are today.”