Jared is a sophomore athletic training student from El Paso, Illinois. Upon receiving his degree, he plans to attend graduate school and pursue a doctorate in physical therapy.

“One thing I would tell incoming freshman is don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.” Jared says. “It was hard for me to do this and it hindered me from opportunities. Don’t be afraid to go to office hours, ask questions in class, and join organizations to meet new people. The staff at Mizzou is incredible and they are there to help you! The want to see you succeed!”

Along with serving on the SHP Student Ambassador Leadership Team, Jared also is involved with the School of Health Profession’s fraternity, Sigma Eta Rho, Caring for Columbia service event, and volunteering at athletic events through the athletic training program.

What is your favorite place on campus?

The Rec

What has been your favorite Mizzou moment?

Caring for Columbia Service Project

When did you know Mizzou was “the one”?

I knew Mizzou was the one when I stepped on campus. I felt at home walking around and everyone that I met was friendly and made me feel welcomed.

What has been your favorite class so far?

“Injury Assessment I” because I get to use the knowledge I learn in the class and apply it to help athletes in their particular sport.

What’s your favorite free-time activity?

Basketball at the Rec

Why did you choose your major?

I chose my major because I love to help people but still wanted to stay involved with the athletic population.

What’s your favorite place to eat in CoMo?


Why should students choose Mizzou?

Students should choose Mizzou because it is home away from home. The campus is beautiful, and the staff is second to none. Attending Mizzou is one of the best decisions I ever made.

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