For Jaclyn Taylor, research is a way to expand her knowledge and connect what she’s learned in the classroom to the real world.
Jaclyn Taylor, who will graduate in May with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, says being involved in research will help her become a better clinician.
For Jaclyn Taylor, research is a way to expand her knowledge and connect what she’s learned in the classroom to the real world. Here’s what she had to say about her research experience at Creighton.
What kind of research are you doing, or have you done?
Throughout my time in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, I have had the opportunity to work in the Rehab Science Research Lab. I have been involved in multiple projects including, “Strength Symmetry in Healthy Collegiate Athletes” and the “Impact of Visual Perturbation on Single Leg Forward Hop after ACL reconstruction.” Most of my research done in the lab focuses on lower extremity performance and ACL injury.
Why is research important to you?
Research allows me to constantly think about how I can be a better clinician as well as contribute to bettering the profession of physical therapy. Research has allowed me to diversify my knowledge of sports physical therapy.
What are your plans after graduating? How will your research experience help you reach your goals?
I plan to complete the Creighton University Sports Physical Therapy Residency program. Research experience has helped me to connect with other like-minded individuals from across the country. I had the opportunity to present both platform and poster presentations at national conferences, opening the door to connections with other students.
Would you recommend research to incoming students?
Yes! Research is a great way to get involved, whether it be in undergrad or graduate school. It provides an opportunity to further classroom knowledge and connect with others.