April 2013: Amanda Witte

Medical Facilities of America is dedicated to our students' success and wants to highlight students for their efforts! MFA selected Amanda Witte as the Student of the Month for April.

Amanda WitteName: Amanda Witte

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Undergraduate degree and school: BA in Exercise Science from Hope College in Holland, Michigan

What her professors are saying about her: 

“Amanda Witte is a great example of the type of student we have at LC. She is a great student, classmate and demonstrates great professional responsibility. She has been very active as a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is already sharing her time with the profession by attending association meetings and taking on leadership roles that help give a voice to student members. I am proud of Amanda for all that she has done in her first year here at LC DPT and am looking forward to seeing her grow throughout her career.”

- Stephen W. Elam, PT, DPT, GCS, CLT, Assistant Professor

What sparked your interest in physical therapy?

My involvement in sports along with my academic interest in the human body is what drew me to physical therapy. I love the physical therapist’s role in rehabilitation and the ability to make a major impact on what people are physically able to do.

What's the most exciting part of the DPT program?

The DPT community, both faculty and students alike, have such a high level of passion for the physical therapy profession.  It is so amazing to be a part of such a diverse body of individuals from whom I have so much to learn and from whom I find so much inspiration.

What do you hope to do with your degree?

There is so much that I have yet to learn, so I have not quite landed on a specific patient population with whom I would like to work. At this point I am interested in developing strong skills in manual therapy, as well as learning more about working with veterans or aquatic therapy.

What are some of your hobbies?

I enjoy spending time with family and friends, hockey, swimming, going to concerts, and reading.

What is your favorite quote?

"Don't let your cool stand in the way of being soulful.  Life is too short. Too short to hate, too short to judge, too short not to live for. Don't let anything or anyone get the best of you or your heart and mind. If you are going down, go down swinging, singing, and loving."  –Butch Walker