Holland Thomas
"I help provide cardiac rehabilitation services to members of the community." Holland Thomas


How did you choose your major?

"When I first started at TU, I had no idea what I wanted to major in. Some of my friends knew what they wanted from day one, but I just wasn’t sure.  I remained undecided for a year while I worked on my GenEds and tried classes from a bunch of different areas. I figured out that I really like to work with people, so I found my way to the College of Health Professions, and then narrowed my study down to exercise science."

What do you do at the Wellness Center?

"My clinical rotation at the Wellness Center is part of a practicum class for exercise science. Students learn new procedures in class—like taking medical histories or monitoring blood pressure—and then we get to perform them with patients at the Wellness Center. It’s cool because I work with real people, not just a book. I'm majoring in exercise science because I like interacting with people, and now that’s exactly what I get to do."

So what do you do when you’re not in class?

"I’m pretty involved in Alpha Kappa Psi, the professional business fraternity at TU.  I’m currently the community service chair and spend a lot of time organizing service events for AKP to take part in, like the MS Walk in Washington, D.C. When I’m not doing that, I like to go to the gym or just hang out around campus."

How do you like living on campus?

"I love it. I’m a junior, and this is my third year on campus. I lived in the Glen Towers for two years and now I live in Millennium Hall. There’s always something to do, and I enjoy living with friends and other people my age. It’s a great experience and I recommend it to anyone."

What advice would you give to new students?

"Take the time to explore the options that Towson offers. You might know what you want to study right away, but it's okay if you need some time to figure it out. GenEds let you to get a taste of different disciplines while you work toward your degree. Once you find something that interests you, pursue it!"


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Department of Kinesiology

Department of Foreign Languages

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