Kinesiology student, Army ROTC cadet serving as College of Education student marshal

April 27, 2022

Julia Sizemore headshotJulia Sizemore, a fitness, conditioning and performance student, will serve as Auburn University’s College of Education student marshal at the university’s spring 2022 commencement ceremonies.

Sizemore, who is also an Army ROTC cadet, won’t be going far after graduation – she plans to commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army National Guard, as well as take the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam and begin her master’s degree in biomechanics in the School of Kinesiology.

“I have always been fascinated with the human body and how it works, especially regarding physical fitness,” she said. “This degree allowed me to learn and apply concepts of human movement to fitness and further understand how our body functions and how to teach it to optimally perform.”

Her undergraduate degree puts her on the right track for her career goal – to work as a Certified Strength and Condition Specialist with military and law enforcement personnel to enhance physical readiness for the difficult jobs they face.

“Specifically, I want to focus on creating safe and effective training programs that help to prevent injury and optimize performance,” she said.

Her kinesiology professors were a tremendous help, she said.

“They were all so passionate about the subjects they taught and were always willing to further explain difficult concepts, whether it was in class, over email, or during office hours,” she said. “My time at Auburn was challenging, fun, and full of wonderful people I met along the way.”

Sizemore’s involvement included Omega Phi Alpha Service Sorority (freshman year), Gamma Beta Phi Society (freshman year), and Army ROTC (sophomore-senior years).