KCC student Damian Johnson is turning his passion for fitness into a career

KCC student Damian Johnson works out in the Miller Building weight room.

Kellogg Community College student Damian Johnson enjoys being active as much as possible, and plans to turn his passion for fitness into a career.

Johnson, 24, has had a passion for sports and fitness since he was a kid, from playing flag football and T-ball as a youngster to playing football, basketball and running track at Battle Creek Central High School, where he graduated in 2012.

After graduation, Johnson decided to attend KCC because it was close to home, affordable and he liked how smaller classroom sizes allowed for a better connection with the professors.

Johnson originally pursued another of his passions – art. He even earned an associate degree in liberal arts at KCC, and developed a special interest in pointillism, a method of painting using small dots to make a larger image. After talking with a family member, he later decided to pursue a career in physical therapy, and he’s currently completing prerequisites at KCC before transferring into Western Michigan University’s Exercise Science Program.

Outside of class, Johnson is a very busy individual. He is in the Army Reserves, is part of a semi-pro football team, works in the Kalamazoo Probation Enhancement Program (KPEP), enjoys volunteering when he can and works as a student ambassador in KCC’s Hub.

Yet Johnson always makes sure he has enough time for fitness, and wants to inspire other students to live a healthy lifestyle, even if they have a hectic schedule.

“I try to do something every day,” Johnson said.

His ultimate goal is to become a physical therapist and work with track athletes.

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