Kinesiology student ambassador profiles

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 my interest in rehabilitation. I want to be able to help others, and see the excitement on people’s faces when they reach a new milestone!

Nathan

Nathan

Third-year, Kinesiology

I chose Waterloo Kinesiology because it combines both my passions for sports and science. The degree allows me to study courses such as biology, physics and chemistry but also gives me access to kinesiology-based classes such as biomechanics, neuroscience and human anatomy taught by experienced faculty members.

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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.

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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.

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Emily G.

Third-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

Second-year, Kinesiology, Co-op

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.

Rachel P.

Rachel P.

Third-year, Kinesiology, Co-op

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!

Emily T

Emily T.

Second-year, Kinesiology,Co-op

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. In addition, the labs and co-op opportunities provide invaluable experiences to learn outside the classroom and prepare me for my future career!

Lovina

Lovina

Fourth-year, Kinesiology,Co-op

I chose Kinesiology because I always had an interest in science and the way it applied to the human body. Kinesiology helps give a full understanding of health and rehabilitation in terms of movement and function of the body, and definitely aligns with my desire to help people enhance their well-being!

Ayah

Ayah

Fourth-year, Kinesiology,Co-op

I chose Kinesiology because I loved the fact that I would be getting hands-on experience right from the start, including the opportunity to learn in the anatomy lab and to complete biomechanical assessments!

Jessica D.

Jessica D.

Fourth-year, Kinesiology,Co-op

I chose my program because it was unlike the others I had seen. In high school, I was really interested in math and science, and I knew I wanted to study one of those in university, but I didn't want to have to learn about all of the aspects of science. I was more interested in the human aspect of things. I didn't know a program like that existed until I discovered Kinesiology at Waterloo. After touring the campus, I knew this was the program for me.

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Seungjae

Third-year, Kinesiology

Choosing Waterloo's Kinesiology program was an easy decision because not only does the program offer basic science courses such as biology, chemistry, and physics, but also offers a variety of kinesiology-specific courses in sport injury rehabilitation and human anatomy that align with my interests.