Adam Morett is a current doctor of chiropractic student and is also enrolled in the masters in exercise and sport science program. Morrett played baseball for a small college in California. It was during this time that he realized his desire to not only work with athletes on the field, but to treat their physical needs in a clinical setting as well. His ultimate goal is to own his own business, where he is able to treat those from all walks of life and use the knowledge and skills he’s gained in the chiropractic as well as the exercise and sport science program.
Why did you choose UWS? Why did you choose your program/concentration?
I chose UWS, because of the clear passion displayed by all members of its community to provide the highest quality, evidence-based education to students. I was born and raised in Oregon, so it’s exciting to be enrolled so close to home in such an outstanding program.
What stands out about the UWS sports medicine program?
The largest aspect about the program that stands out to me is the focus on health promotion and evidence-based strategies for improving health. As a student, I am given the freedom to research on my own and discover what current research is saying about a wide variety of topics. I felt this was a unique opportunity and one that allows me and my fellow students to make up our own minds about what we discover.
How will you implement the knowledge from the sports medicine program in your career?
I plan on implementing my knowledge gained from the program in my career by not only encouraging each and every one of my patients to evaluate every aspect of their health, but also by giving them the knowledge and resources necessary to make lifestyle changes that will hopefully improve their health forever.
What has been your favorite class/instructor?
My favorite instructor up to this point has been the head of the program Tiffany Reiss. I admire her passion for health promotion and her willingness to let us branch out and explore research on our own without straying too far from our main lessons. She does a great job of keeping us on track and has formulated an excellent program.
What is your favorite part about attending UWS as a student?
The best part about attending UWS is the people I get to interact with on a daily basis. There are so many unique individuals from different walks of life and we are all brought together by a common interest that fuels our fire each day.
What do you hope to do after graduation?
After graduation, I plan on taking a longer than necessary vacation. Upon returning, I will hopefully get settled into a career working as a chiropractic physician. With my degree I will also have the ability to discuss health promotion with my patients and find certain ways they can improve their health. I want to be a resource, mentor and companion for anyone who comes to me looking for help.
Favorite way to get some stress out from school?
I love going on hikes in the Portland area to get rid of some stress. I also enjoy bouldering at the local bouldering gym and camping during the summer. During the winter it can be difficult to get outside, but enjoying the seasons of Oregon by going to a pumpkin patch, seeing Christmas lights and much more keeps me busy.