NSU Halmos College of Arts and Sciences (HCAS) Alumni


Display Name

Kayla-Ann Wilkes


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NSU Major

BS Biology

NSU Minor Degree

Exercise and Sports Science

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NSU Graduate Degree Graduation Date



Student of Physical Therapy

NSU Experience

Hi, my name is Kayla-Ann Wilkes and I’m a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) student at NSU, Ft. Lauderdale campus. I am in my third and final year of the program; I graduate in May 2021! During my time in the DPT program I’ve gained experience with research and participated in multiple volunteer opportunities including an international medical mission trip. I attended NSU for 4 years during undergrad where I majored in biology and minored in exercise and sports science; I was also part of NSU’s dual admission for the DPT program. I’ve excelled in my program thus far which I contribute to my undergraduate biology studies which prepared me for graduate level courses. I found the biology and exercise science curriculum to be rigorous while accomplishing its objective. During my time in undergrad I learned how to efficiently study, and time manage with support from my professors, peers, friends, and mentors all of whom I was able to form close relationships with due to the small class sizes. NSU also provided me with numerous opportunities for participation and to develop my leadership skills within my organizations. My advice to current undergraduate students is to take advantage of the opportunities NSU has to offer, get out of your comfort zone, broaden your perspectives, and be proud of all you’ve accomplished!


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