Throughout high school I became injured on several occasions. This caused more than just a few journeys to my local PT clinic. Spending so many hours within its confines sparked my interest in choosing PT as a career. During my search for the right university I noticed a postcard from SLU in a large pile with others. The fact that it advertised PT as one of their top programs was enough to convince me to make a visit. Apart from the main campus walk through, I was granted a tour of the PT program. This included a full examination of all of the labs, classrooms, etc., but also a one-on-one interview with a member of the PT faculty. The treatment I received made it a no-brainer which college I would attend.
Since becoming a Billiken, each year has been better than the one before. I have become much closer with my fellow PT classmates, befriended many members of the PT faculty through my work study job, and, yes, even conquered Gross Anatomy Summer. Whenever I have come across a problem with my studies I have always felt comfortable approaching a professor or even older classmates. While it seems frightening at times that soon enough I will begin practicing, I believe that my experience at SLU will go above and beyond in preparing me for that period of my life.
Zach Johnson, Class of 2015
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