“I was encouraged to submit the best paper possible,” she says.
But the best part of her time as an athletic training student at UNCSA has been giving back to the dance and performing arts community that she’s been connected with for so long. Having been a dancer since age 3, Szabo understands the physical demands and athletic capabilities needed for the sport.
“Through my experiences I have realized that dancers are a very underserved population when it comes to healthcare and specifically athletic training services,” says Szabo. “Growing up as a dancer, I wish I had access to athletic training services to help me realize the importance of caring for my body and injury recovery so I could have a longer dance career.”
After graduating from North Central College in 2017, Szabo plans to attend graduate school to further her education and clinical experiences within performing arts.