When Amy Arundale, PT, DPT, PhD, was growing up, she played soccer anytime she could. Back then, she never could have imagined that she would have a career involving sports—something she always has loved. But that's exactly what she's doing.
"I grew up with soccer, and it's always been my passion," Arundale says. Her goal in becoming a physical therapist (PT) was to work in soccer.After playing soccer for 3 years in college and for 1 year in Scotland on a semi-pro team, she brought those skills with her to Duke University's DPT program. While enrolled there, Arundale volunteered with a number of different teams, and she continued to do so after graduating. Her job allowed her to spend mornings at the clinic and afternoons at a youth soccer club, she says.