Program: Master of Physical Therapy- North
Year in Program: 2
I chose to enter the field of physical therapy because I strongly support the notion that movement is medicine. Exercise has supported my health over the years physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. Movement looks different for everyone however, regardless of background and experience it can improve one’s quality of life which is ultimately what I want to support. I also value the interdisciplinary collaboration that physical therapists are often a part of. It is amazing to work with supportive and inspiring individuals so closely, and to have the opportunity to build client-centered treatment plans with numerous perspectives to truly meet a client’s aspirations.
I chose UBC for many reasons including the beautiful land that B.C. offers. UBC’s efforts to incorporate education in rural practice and Indigenous health were very appealing to me. During my undergraduate degree at UBC, I had the opportunity to participate in courses which emphasized the Indigenous perspective of health and wellbeing, and courses that provided insight to the discrimination and barriers that Indigenous individuals face in the healthcare system. These courses had a powerful impact on my perspective of the type of healthcare provider that I want to be, and it encouraged me to continue my education with UBC.
Number one on my list is to ride a horse along a beach in Australia.