Lexie Chirpich is a freshman health science major with a minor in psychology from Kansas City, Missouri. She is a SHarP Scholar for the physical therapy program at Mizzou and plans on attending the PT school here after graduation. She also is a student in the Mizzou Honors College.

“I chose to come to Mizzou because of my family ties and the endless amount of opportunities available,” Lexie says. “Having my great grandmother, my grandmother, and both of my parents all attend Mizzou has allowed me to bleed black and gold since I was born. Not only do I have this personal connection, but Mizzou has provided me with so many opportunities to aid me in my career path, allow me to join new clubs, and make connections that will last a lifetime.”

In addition to serving on the School of Health Professions Student Ambassador Leadership Team, Lexie is a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, Bluford Hall Government, and volunteers with the Mizzou Adaptive Gymnastics Program.

What is your favorite place on campus?

The Columns

What has been your favorite Mizzou moment?

The first home football game

When did you know Mizzou was “the one”? 

Visiting campus for the first time during a college visit

What has been your favorite class so far?


What’s your favorite free-time activity?

Hanging out with friends and exploring Columbia

Why did you choose your major?

I love helping people and learning more about the human body.

What’s your favorite place to eat in CoMo?


Why should students choose Mizzou? 

Students should choose Mizzou because of the welcoming environment and the countless opportunities.

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  • Department: Health Psychology
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  • Department: Occupational Therapy
  • Department: Physical Therapy
  • Athletic Training
  • Physical Therapy Program
  • Department: Public Health
  • 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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