Claire Kennedy


What makes the ESSS minor at CSB/SJU unique?   

The ESSS major is unique because it opens doors to other possibilities. We learn the material in class and then expand on what is happening in the world with new concepts, ideas and advancements. It is neat to know what else is happening within this subject, both outside of the class and in the real world.

What has your experience with the CSB/SJU ESSS faculty been like? 

My experience has been fantstic with the ESSS faculty. The professors truly do want each student to learn and do their best. They always offer additional times to meet out of class and are more than willing to help if students reach out to them. 

What has been one of the greatest challenges you have faced?   

One of the greatest challenges would be trying to fit in all the classes I would like to take since a lot of them interest me. I wish I had more time to expand on the information within each class and go further into researching subjects we have studied in class.

What advice do you have for students considering minoring in ESSS?  

My advice would be to enroll in the courses. Each course has something special to offer and not only educates you within the class, but also the information is useful for day-to-day life experiences. The material is interesting and labs are fun.

How do you anticipate using your degree after graduation?

I plan to get my certification in strength and conditioning to use it for graduate school or other job opportunities to further my education in the field of exercise science and nutrition.