I chose Kinesiology because of all the opportunities for hands-on experience including labs, co-op, research, and volunteering!
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.
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.
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.
I really enjoyed the exercise science course I took in high school and how it combined my passions for sport and science. This inspired me to apply to a couple of kinesiology programs (York, Laurier, Waterloo). I chose Waterloo because I found that it was a very hands-on program, as they provide a lot of opportunities so that you can succeed in your career.
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.
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.
I choose Kinesiology because I love sports and how the body works, and I want to have a career one day where I can help others!
In high school, I enjoyed sciences, but I had a particular interest of the application of sciences to the human body. Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo allowed me to combine my experience in sports and my interest for health and rehabilitation with my passion for helping others.
I chose my program because I was passionate about exercise science and preventing injuries in both sports and the workplace. I had chosen the University of Waterloo because of the co-op program.
When I was applying to universities, I was looking at Nursing at Western, and Kinesiology at Western, McMaster and Waterloo. I chose Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo because of the lab facilities, world-renowned professors, and the variety of courses that are offered to students.
I transferred into Kinesiology in the winter term of my first year from Biotech/CPA. After taking my first few science courses, I realized that I wanted to focus on the human body and help people as a health professional.