department of kinesiology

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Jessica Russo ’10

Jessica Russo at her physical therapy clinic internship

  • Kinesiology Major

Jessica Russo speaks highly of the individual attention the kinesiology professors give their students. When she visited URI as a high school student, it was a professor’s willingness to give her a personal tour of the facilities that helped set URI apart. Now she is planning to head into a doctoral physical therapy program after graduating.

“The professors genuinely care about the success of their students and try to give us as many opportunities as possible,” says Russo, who was also attracted to the structure of the program and the preparation it gave her for graduate school.

“It was a relief that the program was set up in a way that had me go above and beyond the basic requirements of graduate schools,” she says. “I was never scrambling to fulfill prerequisites because those classes had already been part of my major.” Russo is currently completing her semester-long internship at a private physical therapy clinic in Narragansett.

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