Kinesiology, Co-op

Emily T.Why did you choose your program?

I chose the Kinesiology program at the University of Waterloo because of its science focus and exposure to different fields within Kinesiology such as physiology, neuroscience, and biomechanics. I was also particularly interested in the elective courses offered in upper years, such as KIN 340: Musculoskeletal Injuries in Work and Sport, KIN 491: Clinical Kinesiology - Sport Injury Assessment, KIN 446: Physiological and Biochemical Aspects of Nutrition and Health, and KIN 428: Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders: Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation. I also liked how the program was really flexible in that I have many free electives in upper years and have the ability to take courses from other departments/faculties for interest and/or to satisfy pre-requisite courses for graduate school.

What I like best about my program

I love how there are so many different opportunities outside the class to broaden and deepen my understanding of concepts taught in class. From dissecting cadavers, getting involved in research, and working with varsity athletes - there are so many ways to get involved in the Kinesiology community and have fun at the same time! 

Outside the classroom

There are so many opportunities outside of the classroom to get involved with! These are some things that I've done or am currently doing: 

  • Student Trainer with UW Therapy (Varsity Women's Volleyball, Varsity Football)
  • Orientation Leader, and Event Coordinator for Orientation week 2019 
  • Volunteer Prosection Training Program (VPTP) with the School of Anatomy
  • Residence Life Don (an upper-year student who lives in residence with first years) within Campus Housing
  • Kinesiology Representative on Association of Health Students Undergraduate Members (AHSUM)
  • Special Events Residence Ambassador 
  • Marketing Advisory Board (MAB) within Campus Housing
  • Intramural Dodgeball 

Co-op Experiences

  • Student Kinesiologist 
  • Athletic Therapy Clinic Assistant at University of Waterloo Athletics & Recreation
  • Kinesiology Rehabilitation Student
  • Biomechanics Research Assistant at Digital Industrial Ergonomics and Shoulder Evaluation Laboratory (DIESEL), Department of Kinesiology

One more thing to know about me

I aspire to become a physiotherapist and to continue my passion for baking. Feel free to contact me about Residence Life or how to make the most of your first year!

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