Olutayo S. Akinboboye

This is a photo of Olutayo Akinboboye. Olu is wearing a blue Ithaca College shirt over top of a white and blue checked shirt. Olu is wearing glasses.

Having two older siblings who were interested in the medical field gave me an early exposure to what I could potentially study in college. After I shadowed at Peak Physical Therapy in Newburgh, NY, I knew that I wanted to become a physical therapist in the future. Physical therapy is a profession that provides a great opportunity to make a difference in many lives. Ithaca College gave me the option to complete the doctor of physical therapy degree, as well as continue to play football, a sport that I love. Ultimately, it was an easy decision to commit to the next six years of my life in Ithaca, NY.

Ithaca College gave me an abundance of memories that I will never forget. In particular, I enjoyed the summer human anatomy course. I will forever be grateful for the donors allowing our cohort an experience that lays the foundation for our future careers. I was also fortunate enough to study abroad in Seville, Spain. After this remarkable experience, I decided to declare a second major in Spanish. I am thankful for Ithaca College, due to the outstanding group of professors and classmates that I work with as I continue my journey to become a physical therapist.

Academic Achievements and Personal Highlights

  • Cum Laude
  • Dean’s List
  • ALANA Exceptional Academic Excellence Award
  • Peggy R. Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership
  • Flora Brown Award
  • Alpha Eta and Sigma Delta Pi Honor Societies
  • Teaching Assistant, Human Anatomy
  • Liberty League All-Academic Team
  • Ithaca College Physical Therapy Students of Color, Outreach Coordinator/Treasurer
  • Ithaca College Football