For Julie Riggins, IUPUI was the perfect fit.
With an academic and athletic scholarship to run cross country and track, Julie appreciated the university’s wide range of majors, and IUPUI was far enough —yet not too far—from her home in Bloomfield, Indiana. Uncertain about a field of study, Julie set out to major in biology. It wasn’t long, however, before she found herself seriously considering exercise science.
“Some of my teammates who were seniors told me about the things they were learning [in exercise science], and it sounded so interesting to me,” says Julie. “I’ve always been passionate about sports, exercise and wellness, and I definitely didn’t want to do something with my life that I wasn’t going to enjoy.”