Program: Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)
Degrees Held: Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Nippising University)
Post Grad School Plans: I plan to find work in Northern Ontario at a clinic, while continuing to gain experience and expertise from my peers. Then my dream is to open a clinic of my very own.
Why I chose Western: I have always been interested in working in health care, and had a keen interest in physiotherapy from a young age. I seek to make a difference in the quality of life for Northern Ontarians by improving awareness of and access to physiotherapy services.
I had experience working with past Western graduates of the MPT program. I was so impressed with their clinical skill and rapport with patients. They were my role models. As well, other physiotherapists I spoke with raved about the esteemed and proficient teachers at Western. I was attracted to the smaller class size (comparatively to other universities with this program). I wanted the best education, and I knew I could get this at Western.
My favourite Western memory: My favourite Western memory was walking through campus for the first time. I was so impressed and captivated by the old buildings, beautiful gardens, and the school spirit of the students. I immediately felt right at home, and was proud to be a student here.
The best thing about being a student at Western: There are so many ways to become involved in the campus. There are countless options of intramurals and clubs, and opportunity to attend numerous Western Mustangs sports games. There are always events going on around campus, and there is an eminent sense of campus pride!
My advice to future students considering Western Physical Therapy: Do it! Apply right now. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. If you wish to be the most educated, practical, ethical, and skilled clinician that you can be when you graduate, the MPT program at Western is the place for you.