After serving in the Marine Corps and nearing the end of his term, Johnathon Michler got into an accident and broke his leg. His recovery took him awhile and during his physical therapy, he got to know the people who worked with him. From there, he decided working with people and fitness was something he wanted to pursue.
Johnathon first tried attending a technical college, but found there wasn’t much support and helped offered like there was at Globe University – Madison West. He also chose Globe University because it was a military-friendly college and felt more comfortable being around other veterans.
Our campuses provide events and support our active service members and veterans. We have a dedicated staff to helping military members with financial aid, questions and other issues. Notably, the college was named a 2015 Military-Friendly® School by Victory Media.
“We’re proud to be recognized for the services we provide to our military students,” Mike Hughes, director of military student services for Globe University, said. “We are thankful for the commitment and sacrifice they make for our country, and ensuring that college remains an affordable investment is just a small token of our appreciation.”
Johnathon said his college experience at Globe was really great.
“I went to a prior college before Globe and didn’t feel the closeness like I felt at Globe,” he said.
He interned at Club Elite Fitness and was able to take care of equipment, help clients that had questions and help get more people involved in the local gym. Johnathon completed his bachelor’s degree as a health fitness specialist.
One of the things he liked best about Globe is that staff and instructors keep in touch. They always wanted to know how they could help him or provide support and reminders during his college experience.