As the title conveys, I recently graduated High School last June. However, my High School grades were not stellar by any means (didn't take school seriously enough, was 'too cool' for school.) I never tried in High School, though with some work in Mathematics, I could have easily been a 4.0 student. It took one bad gas station job for me to realize that I should probably take my hide back to school. I figured out what some people take ages to figure out. With that said, I'll be attending a local Community College (College of the Desert,) where I intend on taking the general education pre-requisites for transfer to a California State University or UC School. During this time, I would also gain some volunteering hours - but hopefully someone can explain the process of volunteering to me? Also, for anyone who may be interested, I find a career in health attractive because I adore the human body. I actually find it interesting, and often if anyone asks me 'what was the most important class you took in High School?,' i'd often reply - 'Health Science.' It allowed me to be aware of my body, drop over 50+lbs, and join the High School Football team. Also, it was Physical Therapists that helped my through my healing process when I broke my leg in my Middle School years. Only now do I realize exactly how rewarding this job can be in terms of the satisfaction of being able to help others live as normal as a life that they possibly can. I commend all those in the field. But I guess my main questions are: 1.) Does it matter if I attended a Community College first? After all, it is more cost efficient. 2.) How important is Mathematics to the field? I plan on reconstructing my Mathematics skills from the bottom up at my local Community College, using all resources necessary and hopefully bring a new understanding to the course. 3.) Volunteering process; is it as cut and dry as just calling and speaking with a Physical Therapist? 4.) What are common and/or good majors for Physical Therapy? 5.) Obviously, I have a long road ahead of me. Any other advice I could use from experienced D.P.T. students and/or Physical Therapists would be mostly appreciated and greatly valued. Thank you for your time.