"Oh the directions they go!" Read about the career plans of our Health Studies students as submitted by them at the time of their graduation.
Note: In 2009-10, nine HLTH graduates from Spring 2009 returned to Queen's as follows: six students entered a Bachelor of Education; one student entered a Bachelor of Nursing Science; one student entered an MSC in Kinesiology and Health Studies; and, one student returned to pursue post-degree course work.
Upon graduation, I am spending the summer volunteering at Camp Outlook, a Queen's-affiliated registered charity. Afterwards, I will be working at Project Canoe,
a Toronto-based non-profit organization that uses the outdoors to
provide youth with unique opportunities to develop new skills and self
confidence. In my role, I am using my in-depth knowledge of the social
determinants of health to design and implement programs for our youth.
Majoring in health studies has given me an advantage in my career.
S.Y. - BAH MJM HLTH PSYC
After receiving my BAH
in Health Studies, I have returned to Queen's to further expand on my
education. I am currently enrolled in a Masters of Science in
Kinsiology and Health Studies with a focus on Health Promotion and I am
very excited for the new challenges and rewards it will bring.
S.M. - BAH MAJ HLTH
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
This summer I am going out west to direct a
summer camp on Gambier Island, British Columbia. In September, I am
returning to Ontario to pursue a Bachelor of Applied Science in Foods and Nutrition at Ryerson University. By finishing this program, I hope to become a Registered Dietitian.
T.C.M. - BAH MAJ HLTH
Next year I plan to complete an 8-month
internship with a church in Kingston, where I will be networking with
various poverty-alleviation, food/community-providing and housing
organizations, in attempts to educate and involve myself and members of
my church in issues of poverty, homelessness, mental health and
addictions. The following year I hope to continue my academic
education, in a Masters degree or Medical School.
J.C. M. - BAH MED HLTH BIOL
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 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
Upon graduating with my BA (Honours) in Health
Studies, I will continue to work with elementary students as an
educational tour guide in Ottawa for the spring/summer. In September, I
will be returning to Queen's to complete my final year of the Concurrent Education program
and earn my B.Ed. in Primary-Junior education. After that, I hope to
pursue a teaching and/or education-related career that will hopefully
allow me to stay in Ontario and close to the important people in my
L.A.W. - BAH MAJ HLTH
I have just signed a contract with the Crescent Town Council
in Toronto to work as a community services coordinator. In my job I
will be applying social determinant of health principles by developing
and evaluating social programs for this diverse community. I am excited
to start my career!
J.L.D. - BAH MAJ HLTH
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
During the summer I am working part time as a research assistant at VHA Home Healthcare. In September, I will start a two year Masters of Social Work
program at the University of Toronto. In the second year students are
allowed to specialize, and I hope to specialize in the health care
field. I am excited to move onto the next adventure!
J.D. - BAH MAJ HLTH