When I was in college the only option related to exercise science was physical education. And the it wasn’t as science based or as performanced based compared to today’s exercise science/physiology programs. I wanted to learn more about that type of thing, but didn’t have access to such programs. And PE wasn’t taken seriously amongst the science community. So that influenced me to follow a more traditional anatomy/physiology program. After I finished my doctoral studies, I did a lot of coaching as a side job while going to school and really loved it. I found that what I wanted was to work with athlietes and scientifically develop training programs to enhance performance. I wish I had been able to connect with others with the same interests earlier. When I was just starting college, I stumbled onto the early formation of ACSM in Wisconsin. It was very interesting, but the networking capabilities of today were not even ideas back then. But all that is history. I feel that I have done pretty well to make up for lost time since then.