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Evan Jurjevic

Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2020

Evan Jurjevic

I graduated from La Porte High School in La Porte, Indiana, in 2010 with academic honors and membership in the National Honor Society.  While attending La Porte High School, I earned six varsity letters. I was a three-year high school letterman in varsity baseball and basketball.

" The Trine University Doctor of Physical Therapy has a new facility, the faculty-to-student ratio is great, and the city of Fort Wayne provides students with a great opportunity to get clinical experience in various settings. "- Evan Jurjevic

After high school, I attended Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tennessee, on an academic and baseball scholarship.  My freshman baseball campaign was disturbed with a serious lumbar spine injury.  That injury opened up my eyes to the physical therapy profession and was a determining factor in switching my major from pre-dentistry to pre-physical therapy.  Through a lot of hard work in physical therapy and strength training, I was able to rehabilitate the injury and return to the field bigger, stronger and faster than ever before.  I was selected team captain of the Eagles for two seasons and, as a senior, batted a team and collegiate career-best .358 while earning All-South Atlantic Conference honors. I set the all-time Carson-Newman baseball record by reaching base safely in 43 consecutive games, and was the recipient of the 2015 Carson-Newman University baseball MVP and best hitter awards. On March 24, 2015, I was named the Player of the Week in the Volunteer State by the Tennessee Sportswriters' Association, marking the first time a Carson-Newman baseball player has earned the accolade. I finished 13th in the nation in doubles and was ranked top 10 nationally in doubles per game.  

I graduated from Carson-Newman University in 2014 with a degree in exercise science. Due to the injury I obtained as a freshman, I was granted a medical redshirt and was blessed with a fifth year, during which I received a master’s in education with an emphasis in instruction and curriculum in 2015. Directly preceding graduation, I was hired by Indiana University Health as a wellness and rehabilitation clinical coordinator at an outpatient physical therapy clinic in Michigan City, Indiana, where I worked for two years.  I have also worked as a baseball instructor and head strength and conditioning coach (CSCS) for the Indiana Chargers travel baseball organization since 2015. I chose to further my academic journey and receive my doctorate in physical therapy from Trine University in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in order to help more individuals move, feel and perform at their greatest potential. The Trine University Doctor of Physical Therapy has a new facility, the faculty-to-student ratio is great, and the city of Fort Wayne provides students with a great opportunity to get clinical experience in various settings. I feel like Trine University has provided a unique, quality curriculum that has helped prepare me for the workforce.