When Chris first came to SJU he knew he wanted to go into physical therapy and was introduced to the sports medicine program. During his sophomore year he started working with the women’s soccer team. Since Chris played three sports in high school, working with the team allowed him to be a part of something that he had been missing.
“I loved working with the athletes and it gave me the opportunity to gain hands-on skills and experience in the field,” said Moldan.
Throughout his years at SJU, Chris worked in the training room and gained an incredible amount of hands-on experience. He also had time to do several internships which helped him obtain more experience in the physical therapy/sports medicine field. Moldan had an internship at the Redwood Area Hospital as a therapy assistant after his first year. The following summers he worked in the SJU training room as a medic for the summer sports camps. The summer before his senior year, Chris had a big internship working as a student athletic trainer for the Indianapolis Colts professional football team.
Moldan is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Duke University's School of Medicine. The curriculum of the Sports Medicine minor gave him a strong background in kinesiology and biomechanics. The courses required that Chris not only know the material but that he was also able to apply his knowledge to real life situations.
Chris's advice to current or future Sports Medicine students:
"Get involved as early as possible and be an active participant whenever you can. Working and volunteering in the training room allows you to get to know the student-athletes as well as gain hands-on experience that you just can't get in class."