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Bobcat - Olivia McSwain



Olivia's Thoughts on Texas State


Why Texas State

I chose Texas State because it is located in a great area, the Hill Country, which is beautiful. It’s also the perfect distance from my home in Houston. Another reason I chose Texas State is because it is a big university that has a small town feel, which I really like!

Why Health and Fitness Management

At first I wanted to study physical therapy, but I really enjoy the business side of health and fitness. I was able to unite both health and business when I became a health and fitness management major.

Career Goals

There are so many things that I would like to do. Ultimately, I would like to either own a gym someday or work in the administration of a hospital. My major will help me reach my goals because I will have all the health and business knowledge I need to achieve my dreams.

Typical Class Day

I have two jobs and I am the treasurer of Black Student Alliance, so there is no such thing as a typical day. However, I can tell you about an ideal day in my shoes. I wake up at 7:15 a.m., get dressed and get ready for my 8 a.m. class. After class I work on campus until 12:15 p.m. Then I attend another class. At 2 p.m. I go back to work until 5 p.m. Then I walk to the LBJ Student Center for the weekly Black Student Alliance meeting that begins at 6 p.m. After that I attend my weekly executive board meeting until about 8:30 p.m.

Best Studying Advice

I have to see things three times for them to sink in. The first time is when I take notes in class. The second time is when I make my own review using the notes and the book. The third time is when I study my review. So my best advice is to look at your notes and your book multiple times so that it stays in your brain.

My Most Valuable Learning Experience at Texas State

Texas State has many different diverse people and groups, and this school has taught me to meet new people and to have friends of many different ethnicities and interests.

My Organizations

Black Student Alliance, treasurer
Phi Eta Sigma

Honors and Awards

Dean’s List every semester

What I Tell Future Texas State Students

This is where you will learn a lot about yourself.What I Tell Future Texas State Students I tell them it’s the best decision I’ve ever made.


Olivia McSwain Stats

MAJOR: Health and Fitness Management

MINOR: Business Administration

HOMETOWN: Houston, Texas

HIGH SCHOOL: Saint Pius X High School


Bobcat Quote

"Texas State has many different diverse people and groups, and this school has taught me to meet new people and to have friends of many different ethnicities and interests."

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