Kelsey Schenewerk is from Jefferson City, Missouri. She is an athletic training student who plans to minor in psychology. After graduating with her undergraduate degree, she hopes to attend graduate school as well and work in the college or professional setting of athletic training.

“One of the most important things for incoming freshmen to know is that it’s okay to step outside of your comfort zone,” Kelsey says. “Sign up for clubs that interest you. Try out new hobbies that maybe you wouldn’t have done before and never be afraid of challenging yourself in or outside of the classroom. Don’t be afraid to apply for a position or job you think you won’t get, because you never really know what could happen.”

In addition to serving as a School of Health Professions student ambassador, Kelsey enjoys volunteering her time in various ways throughout the community.

What made you want to pursue a career in healthcare?

I chose to pursue a career in health care because I love helping people and have always loved the health care field. I love having patient contact and watching a person’s health improve.

How did you choose your major?

I’ve been around athletic training my whole life and have always known I wanted to work with sports medicine and orthopedics. After visiting Mizzou, I fell in love with the program, especially the hands-on aspect offered at an SEC school and the endless amount of opportunities that existed.

What has been your favorite Mizzou memory?

My favorite memory at Mizzou has been doing my clinical rotation with Mizzou football and getting to travel with the team to Memphis, Tennessee for the Bowl Game in 2018. It was a really fun and rare experience I was given through my program.

What’s your favorite Mizzou club/organization?

My favorite organization is Greek Life. It is a great way to get involved and meet new people.

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

Mizzou football beating Florida at Florida in 2018. I got to travel with the team as an athletic training student and it was a really fun game to be on the sidelines for!