Kennedy Reederis is from St. Louis, Missouri. She is a health science student with an emphasis in rehabilitation science. Kennedy plans to attend physical therapy school and obtain her DPT, where she hopes to work as a sports physical therapist and open her own clinic for athletes one day.

“Health care is constantly evolving and there will always be a need for physical therapists in the medical field,” Kennedy says. “Therefore, it is a great option to pursue at Mizzou because the School of Health Professions has many career fairs and internship opportunities that will increase your chance of being offered a job after graduation.”

In addition to being a student ambassador, Kennedy has been involved in campus organizations such as the United Ambassador’s Diversity Recruitment Team, Mizzou Black Women’s Initiative, Trio, and Minorities in Sports. In her free time, Kennedy enjoys reading insightful books, watching Netflix or Youtube, and thinking of more ways to make money.


What made you choose Mizzou? 
I chose Mizzou because of its affordability and proximity to my hometown. I also chose Mizzou because of the number of resources they provide to help students succeed.
What should make students choose Mizzou?
Students should choose Mizzou because there is a lot of academic assistance on campus that will provide them with the resources to be successful. There is a variety of clubs and organizations to be apart of that will help you find your place on campus. Lastly, there are plenty of majors and minors to choose from and multiple ranked programs, meaning you are getting a quality education.
How did you choose your major?
I chose my major by doing a lot of research on the majors that Mizzou offered. I found that being a health science major would put me in a position to be able to further my studies in graduate school. I chose an emphasis in rehabilitation science because it would best prepare me for PT school. This major also allows me to take interesting courses to further expand my knowledge of healthcare.
What has been your favorite Mizzou memory?
My favorite Mizzou memory has been putting on the event called ClueN2, which was for underrepresented admitted high school seniors.
If you could re-live one Mizzou sports memory, what would it be and why?
If I could re-live one Mizzou sports memory it would be my freshman year homecoming game as it was my first time attending a college football game!