Alexandra Court

Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2021

Alexandra Court

Hark Upon the Gale, Tribe Pride and TWAMP. For any William and Mary Alumni these things are more familiar to you than your own name. Graduating from the Kinesiology Department was bittersweet for me, because I had to say goodbye to the place and the people that had become my home and family. What other college or university actually lets you trick-or-treat at their president’s house?

" I completed my common application and became a number on a piece of paper that was sent to more than 20 schools, none of which took any interest in getting to know me as a person. ...  Trine saw my potential when others only saw my numbers. "- Alexandra Court

My professors challenged me academically but truly wanted me to succeed and supported my goal of becoming a physical therapist. I realized quickly when I started applying to graduate schools that they were the only people interested in seeing me succeed. I completed my common application and became a number on a piece of paper that was sent to more than 20 schools, none of which took any interest in getting to know me as a person. When I called admission offices to ask questions about their program, they read me their mission statement from their website and proceeded to drill me with questions about my GPA and GRE scores. One school never even asked me my name - only my application number! I was never able to speak with faculty from the schools I was applying to, only their admission coordinators.

I was extremely surprised when the director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Trine University answered my call on a Friday afternoon. After speaking to him, I could tell that the program at Trine was personable and supportive, much like my own alma mater. They respect both their applicants and students because they know how hard they had to work to get to this point. They took me seriously when it seemed like no one else would, and after making the transition from candidate to student I can happily say that once again I’ve found a home full of people who are willing to guide and support me on my journey to becoming a physical therapist. Trine saw my potential when others only saw my numbers, and although I’ll always bleed green and gold, I wear my navy and white with love and pride.