Joslyn Marion ‘25
Integrative Exercise Science Major
“Within the field of exercise science, I have been very interested in injury rehabilitation and am hoping to get a job either as a physical therapist or athletic trainer when I graduate,” says Joslyn Marion ’25. As an Integrative Exercise Science major and Psychology minor, a member of Hiram’s Women’s Golf team, a Resident Assistant, a member of the Exercise Science club, and an employee for Hiram’s Sports Information Department, Marion’s time revolves around wellness and leadership. “I have known for a long time that I am interested in the field of sports medicine and this major will help me explore all of the possible opportunities I can have in the field.”
Marion was drawn to Hiram’s friendly and small atmosphere on campus and felt that she could get a good education while still being a student-athlete. “All of the resources that Hiram offers for academic success, as well as the professors that are always willing to help you with classwork, are what has helped me as a student,” says Marion. One of her favorite classes is Foundations of Exercise Science because it helped her realize what she wanted to pursue in a career after she herself has been an athlete and has played golf for over ten years. “My favorite thing about it has to be how it provides a different challenge each time you play, and each course is unique.”
Since coming to Hiram, Marion has noticed a difference in her academics. She says, “I have become a much better student all around and one thing I am most proud of is keeping a high GPA and making the Dean’s List.” She advises students to look into Hiram if they want a small school atmosphere where students, staff, and professors are helpful and that there is plenty of time to balance academics and being a student-athlete.
After graduation, Marion plans on going to graduate school and receiving her doctorate in physical therapy.