Medical Facilities of America (MFA) is dedicated to our students’ success and wants to highlight students for their efforts. The MFA Student Standout for the month of March is Ashton Evans.
Name: Ashton Evans
Hometown: Burlington, North Carolina
Undergraduate degree and school: Health Promotions Clinical at Liberty University
What sparked your interest in physical therapy?
I cheered at Liberty and during my freshman year I sustained a small fracture in my arm. As a result, I needed to participate in a therapy program. During this time, I was able to see how a treatment plan worked, what physical therapy looked like, and how it could impact someone’s life for the better! I had a great experience with my treatment and I wanted to have the opportunity to help others get back to their daily activities without limitations since I had experienced this first hand.
What’s the most exciting part of the DPT program?
The most exciting part of the DPT program in my opinion is the family atmosphere. When I entered the program, I felt that our cohort became a team and we are all cheering each other on. The professors are amazing and do everything possible to help us understand the material. This helps all of us push to become better therapists because we have support and encouragement through all the tough coursework.
What do you hope to do with your degree?
With my degree I hope to use the skills God has given me to help others improve their life in whatever area of physical therapy I end up in. I came into the program only knowing one side of physical therapy and found out there were so many areas I could pursue with my degree. As of right now I am interested in pediatrics and/or orthopedics/sports, but we still have so much to learn so I am open to any possibility!
What are some of your hobbies?
Some of my favorite hobbies are running, drinking lots of coffee, and taking my puppies on walks!
What is your favorite quote?
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” –Theodore Roosevelt
Anything else you’d like to share?
I just finished a service learning trip to Guatemala over spring break with my classmates and professor and it was one of the best experiences I could have imagined! I hope to be able to go back soon.