Benjamin Farrell

Meet Honor Student Benjamin Farrell ‘21

Exercise Science Major – Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration  |  From Fayetteville, AR 

Benjamin Farrell

What interests you about your major? 

I have always been interested in helping athletes return to competition, because I hate seeing injured athletes down on the field. This concentration allows me to take the classes I need in order to go to graduate school.

Why did you choose WWU? 

I chose William Woods because I was able to continue my athletic career while working towards my degree. I have enjoyed both and look forward to the future.

What do you like/love about The Woods? 

I love that your voice can be heard. Because we are a smaller college, you can be part of organizations that truly impact campus. 

What are your plans after graduation? 

I am planning on pursuing my Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. Although my plans can change, I still do not know for sure what exactly I want to do, but that is alright.

Do you play any sports at WWU?  

I compete on the Cross County and Track and Field teams.

How did the Honors program help you?  

The Honors program helped inspire me to work hard in all of my classes. Since I am an Honors student and because I am involved around campus I feel more is expected out of me. It has helped me put my best effort forward to learn as much as I can while I am at William Woods. 

What’s your favorite part of the Honors program? 

My favorite part was being in class with Travis Tamerius, who taught us World Religions. This class brought up so many interesting discussions. Rather than a performance-based class, we were graded on our discussions as well as responses to highly intellectual questions. I enjoyed hearing all the stories everybody had, while being in one of the more unique class atmospheres. 

To apply to be an honor student, simply go to the honors page on the William Woods website, fill out the form and write a brief essay. It’s that easy! Any applicant with at least a 26 ACT and GPA of at least 3.2 is encouraged to apply!