Personal Statement: 


Growing up, I was inspired to be a hard-working young woman in school, dance, and the community. As a dual-enrolled high school student at The Keystone National High School and Community College of Philadelphia, my motivation led me to take the challenge of adding networking and shadowing to the list of priorities after school. I strived to be involved with helping the community by participating in the Women’s Empowerment Club, RockReach program, and volunteer services at Atlantic Physical Therapy. When I began volunteering at Dr. Friedman and Dr. Hannegan’s office at Atlantic Physical Therapy, I was able to deepen my understanding of the career path and the importance of physical therapy in a society with an aging population. As Philadelphia is growing larger and the demand for physical therapists is growing higher, I am determined to help patients improve their physical and overall health. Physical therapy is an important contribution in healthcare because it can reduce some of the most pressing health problems, like obesity and diabetes, which can ultimately result in neurologic and other life-threatening issues. My perseverance, determination, persistence and work ethic have pushed me to great achievements in the past, and there is no doubt that these qualities will carry throughout my journey at The University of the Sciences as a physical therapy major. 

Jennifer L.

  • School: University of the Sciences

    Major: Physical Therapy

    Anticipated Graduation: 

    • Undergrad (2025)