Integrative Physiology and Health Science

Travis Dunn

Class of


My hometown is

Six Lakes, MI

My major(s):


After I graduate I plan to

Continue my education in graduate school to become a physician’s assistant.

My favorite place on campus is

My carrel and the library.

Some of my favorite professors include

Of course the IPHS department staff, as well as Dr. Hill and Dr. Turk.

My greatest accomplishment at Alma is

My greatest accomplishment is joining some of the great organizations on campus to help people throughout the state of Michigan and the country.

I'd advise an Alma freshman to

Even if you do not know exactly what it is you want to do, job shadow everything in that field. One of the hardest struggles that I have encountered was the difficulty of pinpointing exactly what field I want to go in post-Alma.

I'd tell a student considering coming to Alma

Coming from a science perspective, the opportunities at Alma are really amazing and make this small college, seem not so small. ASPIRE, PRISM, Altitude physiology, grants from the National Science Foundation and many other independent grants allow you to perform cutting-edge research within your first year here at Alma. For example, I was accepted into ASPIRE the summer before my freshman year, which was awesome because I was able to be exposed to a college laboratory and the types of research performed before school even started. In the spring of 2014, I will be going on the altitude physiology trip to climb the Rocky Mountains in Colorado to test the body’s physiological response to a hypoxic environment. How cool is that!