Student ambassador profiles

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Evan

Fourth-year, Recreation and Sport Business, Co-op

I chose this program because of the unique opportunity it offered me to get a undergraduate degree like no other. I not only fell in love with the school and faculty but also felt I would get an education that would allow me to make a career out of the things I love.

Kendra

Kendra C.

Fourth-year, Public Health, Co-op

When I was applying to University I knew I wanted to do something that would allow me to engage with people. The Public Health program at Waterloo seemed like the perfect fit for me. It has allowed me to learn about the many factors that influence individual well-being as well as how to promote wellness and prevent disease.

Emily

Emily D.

Fourth-year, Kinesiology, Co-op

I chose this program because I am interested in helping people without being your typical doctor or nurse. I wanted to learn how to help people in a different way!

Vanessa

Vanessa

Third-year, Kinesiology, Co-op

I chose Kinesiology because of all the opportunities for hands-on experience including labs, co-op, research, and volunteering! 

Nathan

Nathan

Fourth-year, Kinesiology

I chose Kinesiology because it combines both my passions for sports and science. When the time for university applications rolled around, my top three schools to study my desired program were: University of Toronto, University of Guelph, and the University of Waterloo.
 

Grace

Grace

Third-year, Public Health, Co-op

I chose my program because I wanted to help people and do something related to health but without the science courses. After doing some research on public health, I realized that this program was just what I was looking for!

Apery

Apery

Fourth-year, Health Studies, Co-op

I chose my program as I'm able to apply a variety of concepts from the combination of both science and health courses to have a more comprehensive understanding of health and wellness.

Lindsay

Lindsay

Fourth-year, Therapeutic Recreation

I chose my program because it aligned perfectly with my interests and desire to enhance people's overall health and wellbeing through recreation. I've always enjoyed helping people reach their full potential and felt that Therapeutic Recreation was the perfect fit.  

Sanaa

Sanaa

Third-year, Health Studies

I chose my program because I was very passionate about studying the human body and improving the quality of life for others. It is so important for us to recognize that health goes beyond our understanding of just biology. For someone who did not want a degree limited to just sciences, Health Studies was perfect for me! The program's flexibility allows me to balance my courses between Public Health, Psychology, Sociology and Science; all with a central focus on human health.

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Masha

Third-year, Kinesiology, Co-op

Back in high school, I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in medicine, and I wanted to select an undergraduate program where I could focus on the subjects that I truly enjoyed studying. While other science programs may focus on the science behind all living things, the Kinesiology program maintains focus on the science behind the human body.

Priya

Priya

Second-year, Health Studies, Co-op

I chose my program because of its superb co-op program, which would allow me to apply what I learn in the classroom to a real-world setting and gain hands-on experience. It would also take me one step closer to deciding what career I want to pursue in the future.  

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Phillip

Third-year, Kinesiology, Co-op

When looking at programs, I wanted to find a program that could combine my academic interests with a passion from my personal life. Kinesiology seemed like the best program to combine my fascination with science and the human body with my love for sports and physical activity.

Xenia

Xenia

Third-year, Health Studies, Co-op

I chose Health Studies because of the diversity of the program. In addition to having almost two years of work experience when I graduate, I also get to learn about both the natural and social sciences, giving me a broad and specific view into human health and public health issues.

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Elizabeth P.

Third-year, Health Studies, Co-op

The Health Studies program uniquely takes a holistic approach to health. You have the opportunity to explore biological and sociological aspects of health and apply the knowledge learned to real-world issues. The program also provides great flexibility in catering your degree to your personal interests and passions. To top it off, the program is taught by amazing professors and has such an amazing community of students.

Christina V.

Christina V.

Third-year, Health Studies, Co-op

Health Studies at Waterloo was perfect for me in its focus on various aspects of human health, while also providing a practical avenue to apply the knowledge I was receiving (through co-op, volunteer opportunities, and in-class critical analysis). The multidisciplinary perspective was important in not wanting to narrow my options, allowing me to learn about health from various angles and utilize that view to think about real world examples that need innovative solutions!

Rachel D.

Rachel D.

Fourth-year, Health Studies, Co-op

I chose Health Studies since I was interested in learning how I can help improve the well-being of populations through health promoting policies.

Amanda P.

Amanda P.

Fourth-year, Health Studies

I chose Health Studies because of the holistic perspective it offers on understanding human health.  I had the opportunity to understand the interactions of various factors that impact our health: from human biology to social processes, and even the broader range of policies that shape our lives.

Xuan

Xuan

Third-year, Health Studies, Co-op

It was a decision between Western and Waterloo. I knew I wanted to work in a health-related field, so I made the choice to go to Waterloo where I knew I would have the opportunity to get a taste of different careers in the health sector. Who would have thought health care is more than just medicine.

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Victoria C.

Fourth-year, Health Studies, Co-op

I chose my program because I was interested in working in the health care system and I knew that this program would allow me to explore both the biological and sociological components of health.

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Emily G.

Fourth-year, Kinesiology, Co-op

Ever since I was little, I have been fascinated with how the human body is designed and how each individual component plays a part in the overall function of the body. Kinesiology was the best pathway to continue exploring this passion as well as my interest in rehabilitation sciences.

Andrew L.

Andrew L.

Third-year, Kinesiology

I chose to study Kinesiology here at Waterloo because I liked all the opportunities to learn hands on skills that can be applied to every day life. I have a strong interest in science and I love to be physically active. Kinesiology lets me learn more about the human body and how it relates to sports and activities I enjoy being a part of in my free time.

Hannah T.

Hannah

Fourth-year, Kinesiology, Co-op

I believe it was a perfect way to combine my strengths in math and science with my interest in the athletic and health world.

Cynthia

Cynthia

Third-year, Kinesiology,Co-op

I really enjoyed the exercise science course I took in high school, and I love how it combined my passions for sport and science. This inspired me to apply to a bunch of different kinesiology programs. Personally, I found that Waterloo was the most hands-on (there's a great cadaver lab in first year!), and they provide a lot of resources and opportunities so that you can succeed in your studies, like co-op.

Jessica F

Jessica F.

Third-year, Kinesiology,Co-op

I chose to study Kinesiology due to the multidisciplinary nature of the program. I love how Kinesiology allows me to learn about a combination of subjects, ranging from biology, chemistry, and physics, to more specific topics such as neuroscience, biomechanics, and human anatomy.

Pamela

Pamela

Third-year, Kinesiology

I chose my program for the wide variety of classes it has to offer me. I knew that studying Kinesiology here at Waterloo would allow me to learn from many different aspects of the sciences such as biomechanics, neuroscience, and ergonomics before having to decide which of them I wanted to go more into for studying and a future career.

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