I chose the University of
North Florida because of its location and size. I knew I wanted to go to a
smaller school where I would get individualized attention and UNF was a perfect
fit. After I did more research and learned about the value of the education I
would receive, my decision was made. I was going to be an Osprey.
And it has been a great
choice for me. I am majoring in Community Health with a minor in Health
Education. My program is outstanding. The professors really make class
enjoyable by teaching us skills that are relevant to our intended careers and
our lives. The small class sizes make it easy to get to know the professors as
people and they get to know you, too. You don’t get that at larger schools. My
professors know me — they give me advice and they care about me as a person.
Outside of class, I am
very involved in intramural sports, working on campus and exercising. Being
healthy matters to me and UNF is set up to help me stay that way. The habits
and lifestyle I learn while living on my own will transfer to my life after
college. The classes I take teach me about living healthy and with the
activities around campus like Swoop the Loop (a 5K run around campus), Health
Promotion initiatives like intramural sports help to
keep me active.
It is always a challenge
anywhere to be healthy, but UNF offers healthy choices for food, a gym that is
open every day and counselors for all components of health. And next year, when
the Healthy Osprey Living Learning Community opens in the Landing Residence
Hall, it is going to be even easier to live a healthy lifestyle. Goals will be
easier to reach if you are living with others who have the same mentality.
I hope that incoming
students take full advantage our campus and all the options for a healthy
lifestyle. I encourage them to try everything. College is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,
so take advantage and get everything you can out of your experience! I know I