Middle Schoolers in the Lewis Clark lobby at Mizzou Youth Experience

On Saturday, Sept. 14, Mizzou Athletics welcomed middle-school students from urban areas of Kansas City and St. Louis to campus for the Mizzou Youth Experience. The goal of the experience is to expose students to campus life and the myriad academic possibilities that Mizzou offers at a young age.

The students had a full day of Mizzou fun! The day started with a campus tour, then they broke into groups and visited schools and colleges that interested them. With the help of faculty and SHP Student Ambassadors, the students were able to get a taste of what the MU School of Health Professions has to offer.

40 students visited SHP and participated in “Learn Shops” in Occupational Therapy, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Radiography, and Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound.

Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound faculty member Sharlette Anderson demonstrating SHP’s ultrasound equipment.

In the SLHS Learn Shop, the students learned about sign language and how sound is made. In radiography, they looked at various X-Rays to figure out the problem the patient had. In OT, they learned how Occupational Therapists help people perform basic tasks of daily life and also used some of the adaptive tools themselves. For DMU, they were shown how sounds waves show what is going on in the body.

An Occupational Therapy Student Ambassador teaches about Assistive Technology in the TigerOT clinic.

After learning about the many programs offered at SHP, the students went to a tailgate outside Jesse Hall before going to watch the Tigers beat SEMO at the football game! A few of them even got to race the helmet car at halftime.

Thanks to the faculty who participated in this event to get youngsters excited about SHP.