Josh Van Wyngaarden grew up in a military family, traveling all over the world during his father’s 22 years in the Air Force.
“It’s really all I ever knew,” he said. “And I knew I wanted to serve in that way, too.”
The University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences doctoral student was in high school when 9/11 occurred. It moved him to follow in his father’s footsteps by applying for the Air Force Academy, where he studied for four years. Knowing he wanted to pursue a medical career, he ultimately chose the path of physical therapy, earning his doctorate of physical therapy at San Antonio’s Army-Baylor DPT Program.