Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO)
University of Mississippi

Lydia McKissick

Pre-Physical Therapy Student from Saltillo, MS

Why did you decide to pursue this health profession? I am pre-PT. I love the idea of rehabilitation and helping people get back to their full


Major: Exercise Science

Why did you choose this major? Exercise Science- I chose this major because I love to learn about how the body works and moves together to function!

How has HPAO helped you on your pre-health journey? HPAO has been so helpful in providing me with resources and ensuring that I am on track for my health profession.

What is your most memorable HPAO experience? I loved working the tent at Mississippi Day and talking to students interested in health professions. I also enjoyed playing with the children with the anatomical models!

What are your career goals? I aspire to have my own physical therapy clinic one day in Oxford!

What are you the happiest doing? Sitting on my porch swing with my friends!

What is your favorite study spot? Lost Dog coffee shop!

What is your favorite meal in Oxford? A bowl at South Depot!