Stacey Malinowski

Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2021

Stacey Malinowski

Since junior high, I always knew I wanted to be a physical therapist. I was a three-sport athlete and dancer who experienced a fair share of injuries. I was always intrigued on how to rehab my personal injuries as well as those on the team.

"The knowledge of the professors coupled with the beautiful facility and learning environment only enhanced my excitement to be a part of this growing program."- Stacey Malinowski

My sophomore year of college was the confirmation. I worked at a summer camp with kids who needed daily speech, occupational and physical therapy. Seeing determination, struggle and compassion during this camp instilled my love for this profession.

I graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in clinical exercise science in 2016. I worked as a noninvasive cardiology intern and physical therapy technician before starting PT school at Trine. In that time, I gained valuable experiences and centered my focus on physical therapy.

Stacey Malinowski
A three-sport athlete in high school, Stacey Malinowski wanted to become a physical therapist after witnessing and experiencing how injuries are rehabilitated. 

After researching countless schools big and small, I felt at home meeting members of the Trine DPT program. The knowledge of the professors coupled with the beautiful facility and learning environment only enhanced my excitement to be a part of this growing program.

I loved my experience at Central Michigan University, and I felt like the demanding curriculum at a school growing exponentially in the health sciences gave me exceptional preparation for the intensity of graduate school. However, I wanted a more intimate setting for PT school. I knew I could understand the concepts and material better in a classroom of 35 instead of lecture halls of 200+. This program treats every student as a unique individual, as opposed to a number. They look beyond the paper application and take the time to meet potential students and decide if they are a good fit for the profession.