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Recruited to play soccer at Gardner-Webb University, Abbey Smith of Oxford, N.C., chose to major in exercise science. She had a general idea that she wanted to help people and work with athletes, but wasn’t exactly sure of her career path. “My sophomore year, I was introduced to occupational therapy and it was a field that I didn’t know much about, but really intrigued me,” she reflected. “As I learned more about the profession, I knew I wanted to be an occupational therapist so I could help individuals get back to their activities of daily living.”
Abbey Smith, Department of Exercise Science, Dr. David Granniss, Dr. Jeff Hartman, Fall 2018 Commencement, GWU Women's Soccer, occupational therapy, Spalding University (Louisville Ky.), student-athlete
Office of University Communications, "GWU Exercise Science Major Pursues Career in Occupational Therapy" (2018). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 337.