The Saint Louis University Program in Physical Therapy in the Doisy College of Health Sciences is a graduate program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. In the Jesuit traditions of the pursuit of truth, development of the whole person, and commitment to service and justice, our community – faculty, staff, and students – prepares doctors of physical therapy who provide reflective, person-centered care that is interprofessional and evidenced-based.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Saintsation and PT Student Mallory Flynn Shares Her Story
Recently we heard from Alex Tepoorten, a sophomore PT student and Saintsation. Read about Mallory Flynn's experience at SLU below! Mallory is a senior PT student and has been on the Saintsation Spirit Squad since her sophomore year.
Flynn, first on the left
is in the center, Alex Tepoorten is directly to her right
I decided to
join the Saintsations Spirit Squad my sophomore year. I was on my high school’s
dance team, and was captain my senior year. My co-captain from high school also
decided to attend SLU, and we decided tryout for the dance team because we
missed dancing so much.
I am so glad
we did tryout because I have had the opportunity to be a part of the Billiken
community in a way I never thought possible. I have been given the fortune of
meeting so many wonderful people, traveling all across the country, and gaining
memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. This past year was
definitely the most exciting with the basketball team winning the A-10
Conference as well as traveling to NCAA. I am so grateful for being able to
travel with the Athletic Department and team to Brooklyn and San Jose. Cheering
on the Men’s Basketball team has been such a fun adventure, and being a part of
the Saintsation’s team has made college experience so unique and worthwhile.
I have always been set on attending
SLU, but I decided to apply to the Program in Physical Therapy after visiting
and taking a Health Sciences tour. I heard many students and teachers speak
about the Program, and I fell in love with the idea of becoming a physical
therapist. I applied for the program as soon as I returned home.