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.
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!
I honestly had no idea what I wanted to go into after high school but I knew I wanted to do something that involved biology and chemistry. As I was looking through programs, I kinda just realized that I would really like a degree that was more related to health. I knew that the Public Health program would lead me in the right direction to a career I would love.
I chose my program because it offers a non-traditional look into healthcare. Beyond allowing me to pursue my interests in health, my program also gives me a lot of flexibility to pursue other areas of study that I am interested in.
I chose to study Public Health because of my interest in the wide range of health determinants that exist beyond biology. As a high-school student, I loved the logical and empirical approach I used in math and science courses but I preferred to study broad concepts rather than minute details. In my Public Health courses, we learn about the health status of diverse populations which is something I greatly enjoy.
I chose my program because it takes a holistic approach to health and well-being. It moves away from the traditional view of health care and recognizes aspects of health beyond our biology such as social, environmental and cultural conditions. Public Health looks at health and wellness from a multidisciplinary perspective and is a very unique program!