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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.

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"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.

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  1. Sunrise review reports. Washington State Department of Licensing. http://www.dol.wa.gov/about/sunrise.html. Accessed July 7, 2017.

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