Brooke Begnoche, exercise science major, found her calling to the physical health and nutrition field through her involvement with the Cancer Related Fatigue (CRF) program. She learned to apply her knowledge even more when her mother was diagnosed with ca

December 2017

Brooke Begnoche, exercise science major, found her calling to the physical health and nutrition field through her involvement with the Cancer Related Fatigue (CRF) program. She learned to apply her knowledge even more when her mother was diagnosed with cancer. This December, Begnoche was named the School of Education and Behavioral Studies Outstanding Graduate.

Through Begnoche’s involvement with the CRF program and her health related classes, she has been able to gain the knowledge and strength to help her mother and family through this difficult time. She says that God brought her to a health related field and involvement with these programs for a reason -- to be there for her mother.

The third generation Florida resident from Boynton Beach followed in her father’s footsteps as he attended as a biology major in 1991. Growing up, Begnoche knew she wanted to pursue a health related degree.

Begnoche has been an involved student throughout her time at PBA. In addition to volunteering in the CRF program, she was one of the Women’s Night of Worship leaders. Locally, she volunteers with her church, Christ Fellowship of Boynton Beach, and with the organization Place of Hope.

Begnoche interned at Kinetic Performance, a personal training practice, where she learned about taking care of one’s physical health. However, Begnoche desires to help others not only for physical needs but for their nutritional needs as well.

“I like how personal the job is and really getting to know the clients,” says Begnoche. “It’s rewarding to see the progress they make.”

Begnoche plans to pursue her master’s degree in nutrition and earn a certification in personal training in order to open a private practice, as a nutritionist and personal trainer. This June, she will get married to her high school sweetheart, Clark Aliapoulios, a senior in the biology pre-health program from West Palm Beach.

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