Student ambassador profiles

Allegra

Allegra

Kinesiology, Co-op

What I like best about my program is the sense of community!

William

William

Health Studies, Co-op

The Health Studies program not only looks at human health from the level of the cell, it also looks at health from a systems-level creating innovative solutions for complex health challenges. 

Vanessa V.

Vanessa V.

Health Studies, Co-op

What I like most about Health Studies is that it combines courses in both the natural sciences and the social determinants of health, allowing students to be well-rounded and appreciate a holistic approach to healthcare.

Priya P.

Priya

Health Studies, Co-op

What I like best about Health Studies is its multidisciplinary and well-rounded approach to health education.

Anna S.

Anna S.

Health Studies, Co-op

I like that my program has a lot of flexibility so that I'm able to tailor it to meet my academic interests.

Rachel

Rachel

Kinesiology, Co-op

My favourite part about Kinesiology is that I like that my program allowed me to choose a minor that was best suited to my career interests and goals.

Emily T.

Emily T.

Kinesiology, Co-op

From volunteering in kinesiology labs, participating in lab studies, dissecting cadavers for the School of Anatomy, and working with varsity athletes - there are so many ways to get involved in the Kinesiology community and have fun at the same time!

Elena

Elena

Kinesiology, Co-op

I like that in the first two years of Kinesiology, you're introduced to different areas of the field and get to learn a little bit about everything. 

Kathleen

Kathleen

Health Studies, Co-op

I like that my program teaches students to not only treat illnesses once people are already sick but how to prevent diseases and promote health on a population level!

Zanib

Zanib

Health Studies, Co-op

I love the versatility of the Health Studies program. I have the option to learn and focus on a specific area of health i.e., research, informatics, or clinical. 

Jason

Jason

Public Health, Co-op

I like the atmosphere that surrounds Public Health as well as the Applied Health Sciences faculty. I have always had an enjoyable experience with my peers and professors!

Sarah

Sarah

Recreation and Sport Business

My favourite part of my program is the smaller class sizes which allow me to connect with peers, build friendships, and feel comfortable in my learning environment. I enjoy completing projects and assignments knowing that the knowledge and skills I'm developing are transferrable to the world outside of the classroom and will help me be successful in my future career.

Devon

Devon

Kinesiology, Co-op

I like how my program gives me a base of knowledge for a variety of Kinesiology topics before letting us pick our own scope of focus within the field. I also enjoy the hands-on labs in the first couple of years.

Vanessa R.

Vanessa R.

Health Studies, Co-op

I love the flexibility of my program and that I'm able to take a variety of courses that help guide me towards what I'm truly interested in. 

Kavini

Kavini

Health Studies, Co-op

I like that Health Studies allows me to explore various fields of health care through my classes. Coming into university I knew I wanted to pursue a health care profession but I was never set on a specific field. To have the opportunity to customize my degree depending on the specialization I choose is perfect for me!

Jayna

Jayna

Recreation and Leisure Studies

I enjoy that my program has allowed me to study recreation in the broad sense and take courses in tourism, sports business, and therapeutic. 

Taryn

Taryn

Therapeutic Recreation, Co-op

You have many opportunities to customize your degree and make it unique to your goals, interests, and what you're passionate about! Therapeutic recreation is so versatile and the program loans itself nicely to a variety of minors and options in many disciplines. 

Nathania

Nathania

Kinesiology, Co-op

I love the fact that I am able to share what I’m learning about human health, function, and movement to those around me in a practical and relevant way.

Bakhtawar

Bakhtawar

Health Studies, Co-op

As a Health Studies student, I love that we study all aspects of health, disease, and healthcare, while also having room for various electives and the opportunity to gain practical work experience with the Co-op option! 

Kobisha

Kobisha

Health Studies, Co-op

I like that Health Studies gives me the opportunity to explore health from many different perspectives! The program has introduced me to a vast number of fields within health and several different careers that I can potentially pursue. 

Xenia

Xenia

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.

Lauren H.

Lauren H.

Recreation and Sport Business, Co-op

I love how small my program is because it is easy to get to know everyone. I also love the experience that we get in our classes such as programming and case studies. 

Krista

Krista

Kinesiology, Co-op

I love how flexible Waterloo Kinesiology is! The first two years are packed with foundational courses, but then I can tailor my degree my way with the amount of electives we get in upper years.

Maisha

Maisha

Health Studies, Co-op

I love that I have the opportunity to learn about health from a holistic perspective and apply my knowledge both inside and outside the classroom. The program and professors foster an incredible community where anyone will feel welcome and excited to learn!

Christina

Christina

Health Studies, Co-op

My favourite part of the program is the variety of disciplines and subject areas. I've learned about health from a biological, social science, ecological, and public health lens, really opening my eyes to the opportunities available in this field.

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