Medical Facilities of America is dedicated to our students’ success and wants to highlight students for their efforts! MFA has selected Tyler France as the Student of the Month for September.
Name: Tyler J. France
Hometown: Forest, Virginia
Undergraduate degree and school: BS in Exercise Physiology, University of Lynchburg
What his professors are saying about him:
“Tyler France has distinguished himself not only with excellent academic achievement but also as an emerging leader in his class. A graduate of LC, Tyler is invested in creating ties between the undergraduate programs and DPT. He has gone above and beyond over the summer break by returning to school early to assist two faculty members with data collection involving undergraduate sports teams. Tyler was instrumental in helping to organize the testing sessions, showed skill in data acquisition and presented himself in a professional manner in all interactions.” – Terry Leahy, PT, PhD, NCS, Assistant Professor
What sparked your interest in physical therapy?
My keen interest in the inner workings of the human body led to my desire to work in the health care field. When coupled with the phenomenal experiences I had as a patient in physical therapy, the choice was a no-brainer.
What’s the most exciting part of the DPT program?
While learning how the different systems of the body interact with the environment has been fascinating, I would have to say that the people are the best part of the DPT program. The sense of camaraderie that I have developed with my cohort has made all of the weekend cram sessions much more bearable. Additionally, it is encouraging to know that the faculty will do anything they can to help us learn.
What do you hope to do with your degree?
Ideally, I would like to work with athletes and eventually pursue a career in education.
What are some of your hobbies?
When I am not studying, I like to spend my time hiking, swimming, reading, and playing sports.
What is your favorite quote?
“Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.” – Russell Warren