Yesenia Camareno

student and professor

Yesenia Camareno (left) with Dr. Renae Gorman, Associate Professor/Director, Clinical Education/PTA

  • Degree Awarded: Associate in Science in Physical Therapist Assistant
I like how we have a small group of students and a small group of professors in the physical therapist assistant program. We’ve become close.

"I’m from Springfield and graduated from Central High School. I’ve been doing massage therapy for eight years. Before that I went to UMass and received a bachelor’s degree.

I decided to come to STCC for the physical therapist assistant program because I can’t do massage therapy long term. It’s physically demanding on the body. Also, I wanted to be able to help people more. With massage you can only do so much. The physical therapy field was the next step for me.

I really value my education here. It’s hands-on, and they prepare you for the field.

I like how we have a small group of students and a small group of professors in the physical therapist assistant program. We’ve become close. The staff is really supportive. They want us to succeed, and they help us outside of classroom if we need extra help."

Yesenia Camareno

 

"The community clinicians we work with know the quality of the students we are graduating. When we ask for placement for students, several of them are excited to have our students, because they know the quality they’re going to get. Yesenia has shown evidence of personal growth and reflection on what it means to be a member of the profession. I think that really shows a strong ethical foundation as well as professionalism for the field.”

Dr. Renae Gorman, Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Education, Physical Therapist Assistant Department

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