Meet Jonah Jurss (’25) from Sheboygan Lutheran, majoring in Rehabilitation Science – Pre Physical Therapy Accelerated.

Why should someone from Sheboygan Lutheran consider CUW?

Someone from Lutheran Hish should consider CUW because it is a great place to continue their faith walk as they earn their college degree. Everything normally thought about of a college like good programs, more freedom, and a bunch of fun are all at Concordia, but there is still the familiar small class sizes and faith integration.

How did Sheboygan Lutheran prepare you for life after high school?

Lutheran High did a great job getting me ready for college. As an accelerated Pre-Physical therapy major I especially appreciate how Lutheran High got me ready for difficult science classes. I am still challenged in every class to study harder and learn more, but Lutheran High helped me develop good study habits and a stick with it attitude.

What has been the impact of a Lutheran education in your life?

I have gone to a Lutheran school ever since I was in 3K. Therefore, Lutheran education is very important to me, and I am so thankful for how blessed I am. Lutheran education has helped me develop in my faith life tremendously. I have enjoyed religion classes at Concordia, daily chapel, and a prayer before class. All these experiences are unique to Lutheran education and have set me up for success and built a solid foundation of faith for the rest of my life.

What is the most underrated element of CUW?

The most underrated thing about Concordia is how fun it is. A lot of people think that it is not cool to go to a small private college in Mequon, Wisconsin. However, I have had a full college experience at Concordia and I have had a lot of fun and met a lot of new friends here.

What is your favorite spot on campus?

I really enjoy the bluff because the lake is so beautiful here.

What drew you to Concordia?

The small class sizes, great educational programs, the opportunity to play sports, and the faith aspect all drew me to Concordia.

What has been your favorite class here at CUW and why?

My favorite class at Concordia has been Advanced Anatomy because it gives me a chance to go into the cadaver lab as an undergraduate student to learn more about the human body. This is very rare to see in any college and is a great opportunity to learn about cadavers before graduate school.

Want in?

Embark on your journey towards a career in occupational or physical therapy with the Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science (BSRS) degree, serving as the initial step. The BSRS Accelerated Program provides a targeted education, aligning with prerequisites for entry into our Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Occupational Therapy Doctorate entry-level (OTDe), or Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program. This program equips you with the essential skills and knowledge necessary for a seamless transition from undergraduate to graduate studies at CUW.