Emily Hirsch is a junior from Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She is a health science major with an emphasis in rehabilitation science. After graduation, she plans to apply to the physical therapy program at Mizzou.

“Choosing Mizzou is one of the best decisions I have ever made,” Emily says. “I have loved every moment here! My advice to incoming freshman is to branch out and meet as many people as possible. I have become really involved on campus just by talking to other students and hearing about their involvement.”

Besides being a School of Health Professions student ambassador, Emily is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. She also volunteers at the Central Missouri Humane Society in Columbia.

What made you want to pursue a career in healthcare?

I’ve been to physical therapy in the past and knew it was the right fit for me!

What has been your favorite Mizzou memory?

My first Mizzou Homecoming!

If you could have dinner with one famous Mizzou alum, who would it be and why?

I would love to have dinner with Sheryl Crow! Growing up, I loved listening to her music

If you could give one piece of advice to incoming freshmen, what would it be?

Meet with your advisors as much as possible — they are there to help you!

If you could re-live one Mizzou sports memory, what would it be and why?

My first Mizzou basketball game, because everyone was so excited, it was such an exhilarating experience!

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  • Department: Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences
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  • Nuclear Medicine
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  • Department: Health Psychology
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  • Department: Occupational Therapy
  • Department: Physical Therapy
  • Athletic Training
  • Physical Therapy Program
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  • Bachelor of Public Health
  • Master of Public Health
  • Department: Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
  • PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Science
  • UMKC Pharmacy @ Mizzou
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