Recreation and Leisure Studies student ambassador profiles

Jayna

Jayna

Third-year, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Co-op

I chose this program because it allowed me to either focus in on a key area of recreation jobs or stay general and find new interests. It also provides me with the opportunity to try out different avenues in this field through the co-op program. Through participating in open houses as a high school student, current Applied Health Sciences students made me feel welcomed into the faculty before I had officially started.

Sarah

Sarah

Third-year, Recreation and Sport Business

I chose my program because I'm passionate about sports and have an interest in business, and this program allowed me to bring the two together. I chose Waterloo over other universities because I fell in love with the atmosphere of the campus and the city and felt it was a perfect fit for me. 

Taryn

Taryn

Third-year, Therapeutic Recreation, Co-op

When I was deciding on programs I spent forever looking at different schools. I considered other programs such as Adult Development or Kinesiology. While attending the University of Waterloo's March Break Open House, I spoke to several Applied Health Sciences ambassadors that were in Therapeutic Recreation. They made me feel very comfortable when asking questions, which ultimately helped me make my decision.

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Lauren

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

I chose this program because there is no other program like this at any other university. I have a passion for sports but I also enjoy the business areas of sports and this program allows me to study both. 

Sydney

Sydney P.

Third-year, Therapeutic Recreation, Co-op

I choose Waterloo Therapeutic Recreation because I knew I wanted to help people coming into university but I didn’t know exactly in what capacity. Coming into first year in general Recreation and Leisure studies allowed me to try a little bit of each Recreation program and choose what I liked best: Therapeutic Recreation!