"Oh the directions they go!" Read about the career plans of our Phsycial and Health Education students as submitted by them at the time of their graduation.
[Note: The BPHE SSP was the "Teaching Stream" of the concurrent Physical and Health Education program.]
Note: In 2009-10, sixteen BPHE graduates from Spring 2009 returned to Queen's as follows: two students sentered an MA in Kinesiology & Studies; two students entered an MSC in Kinesiology & Health Studies; four students entered an MSC in Rehabilitation Therapy - one in Occupational Therapy and three in Physiotherapy one student entered an MSC in Anatomy; and, seven students entered a BED program at the Faculty of Education.
Upon graduation I will be returning
home to Bermuda, where I hope to find a temporary position working in
the health-care field. Next February, I plan to head to Australia to
complete a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood and Primary Education.
Upon completion of this degree, I hope to return to Canada to teach
before eventually settling in Bermuda.
L.E.B. - BA MIN HLTH, BPHE SPF
My plans are to pursue a career in Sports Broadcasting. Currently, I am on the waiting list for a Master's of Science in Journalism at Columbia University, and most recently applied for a Master's of Arts in International Journalism at City University in London, England. (I was was accepted to a Master of Journalism program at The University of Western Ontario, but decided to decline the offer.) This summer, I plan on interning and working at CKWS
filming, editing, and reporting on special events in Kingston that will
air on the 6 p.m. news. I also applied for broadcast and reporting
positions at The Ottawa Citizen, Entertainment Tonight Canada,
CTV Sports, and The Score. Coming this fall, I will apply to Master of
Journalism programs at Syracuse University, Northwestern University,
Columbia University, University of Los Angeles, and New York University.
J.S.B. - BA MIN DRAM, BPHE SPF
I will be staying at Queen's for my Masters of Science in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies. I will be working with Dr. Pat Costigan,
one of the PHE profs and will be studying biomechanics. I have no idea
where that will take me but I am looking forward to the challenge of
figuring out what to do with myself.
P.A.G. - BSC GEN LISC, BPHE SPF
My plan is to become a Veterinarian. This
September, I will be heading to Ireland where I will begin my first year
of a four-year Veterinary Medicine degree program at University College Dublin.
Upon graduating, I would like to travel for a few months and eventually
practice veterinary medicine in Vancouver, B.C. where I grew up.
J.C.I.A. - BSC GEN BIOL, BPHE SPF
Since finishing my classes at Queen's, I have been hired as a Research Assistant to Dr. Susan Jack, a professor and researcher in the School of Nursing at McMaster University.
We are currently conducting research on the Nurse Family Partnership
pilot intervention. I have no idea what comes after this, but
eventually I hope to travel.
E.J.V.Z. - BSC GEN LISC, BPHE SPF
In September 2009, I will be starting a two-year Master of Science program in Occupational Therapy
in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University. Upon
graduating, I hope to travel and then settle back home in Toronto to
pursue my career.
L.P.H. - BAH MAJ HLTH, BPHE SPF
In September I start a year-long teaching
contract in South Korea during which time I am volunteering with several
humanitarian and health-related organizations. Upon the completion of
my contract, I will spend the following year volunteering in Southeast
Asia and at a rural mobile health clinic in Madagascar. Finally, I will
return to Canada in 2011 with the hopes of completing my Masters
of Health Science (Community Health and Epidemiology) at the Dalla Lana
School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
A.L. - BA MIN HLTH, BPHE SPF
After finishing five years at Queen's, I still do not know 'what to do with my life'. I plan to 'live without firm plans' as I take cool opportunities as they come, actively engaging in the world around me.
L.J.G. - BSCH SSP ENSC LISC, BPHE SPF
This September 2009, I will begin an exciting
journey that I have always dreamed of pursuing... I will be attending
McMaster University's Michael DeGroot School of Medicine.
Currently, I hope to become a Family Physician where I can work in a
community that has a lack of access to healthcare (i.e. downtown,
suburbs, homeless shelters, rural communities, reserves, overseas - the
sky is the limit!). It's true what they say... dreams do come true and
I'm excited to begin!
M.A. - BSC GEN LISC, BPHE SSP
In September, I will be attending the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario
in order to receive an Honours in Business Administration in 2011.
After that I hope to pursue a career in marketing/consulting or start my
T.C. - BSC GEN LISC, BPHE SPF
After 5 years at Queen's, I have finally decided upon a suitable career path. In September 2009, I will be attending Sheridan College for the Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences - Athletic Therapy
program. I was fortunate enough to be granted "direct entry" into this
program; in turn, I will have 3 more years of schooling before
beginning my true career.
R.A.M - BA MIN HLTH, BPHE SPF
In September 2009, I will be starting a four-year medical degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
in Toronto. Upon completion of the N.D. program, I will be a
primary-care family physician. Hopefully the next four years will be as
enjoyable as the last four.
S.L.S. - BA MIN PSYC, BPHE SPF
Since finishing school, I have been working for
a non-profit organization running science camps and classroom workshops
in rural towns and Aboriginal communities across Canada. Come
L.G.Z. - BSC GEN LISC, BPHE SPF
In September 2009, I will be starting a two-year Master of Arts in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. I will be working with Dr. Audrey Giles,
a former Queen's PHE graduate, and study health promotion in aboriginal
populations. After my Masters, I hope to continue into a Ph.D.
program, and eventually become a professor.
M.M.J. - BAH MAJ HLTH, BPHE SPF
After receiving a BPHE and a BA with a minor in
Health Studies, I will be taking the year off. This summer I am
working at Keating Tours as a Guide in Quebec City and later at Camp Trillium.
I plan to spend my year off travelling, reflecting on my university
education and planning for future education, perhaps a Nursing degree,
or a Masters in Sport Psychology.
A.P. - BA MIN HLTH, BPHE SPF
Beginning in September, I will be spending a year working as an Exercise Specialist at Cardiac Wellness,
a cardiac rehabilitation facility in Calgary. I have decided to take a
year off school to work and explore the available opportunities in
graduate programs, while writing the numerous required admission tests.
At the moment I plan to pursue a Master's degree in exercise physiology
in the United States. However, I also plan on applying to medical and
business schools. Needless to say, I plan on several more years of
study before I settle down into a career.
J.S. - BSC GEN LISC, BPHE SPF
In late August 2009, I will be attending the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine.
At present I like the idea of either general surgery or family
medicine, but I'm sure my plans will change in the future as I gain more
experience in Medical School. If those specialties don't work out, I
might train in emergency/wilderness medicine and do consulting for Bear Grylls and the TV show Man vs Wild.
J.F.M. - BSC GEN LISC, BPHE SPF
In September 2009, I will be starting a two-year Master of Science program in Physiotherapy in the School of Rehabilitation Science through Queen's University. After completing the degree, I wish to travel before pursuing a new career in physiotherapy.
A.M. - BSC GEN BIOL, BPHE SPF