Volunteer positions are valuable learning experiences for students looking to pursue a career in the health sciences. Not only does volunteering allow students to help out other individuals in their community, they can also gain unique hands-on experience which allows them to practically apply concepts learned in class. On top of these benefits, many post-graduate programs require applicants to have several volunteer experiences which relate to their potential line of work.
With the ongoing changes to the regulation of kinesiology , students in Human Kinetics may find that they will benefit from clinical experience in order to fulfill all of the requirements to become a Registered Kinesiologist. This, along with concepts taught in class may help students tackle the recently developed entry-to-practice exam.
Sometimes students have difficulty finding a suitable volunteer position because they do not know where to begin their search. There are many variables to consider, such as the level of time commitment, the responsibilities and tasks and transportation. In order to encourage students to volunteer in the community, the HHNS department has put together a database of businesses and organizations in and around Guelph that provide volunteer positions for undergraduate students. The chosen locations are tailored to students in Human Kinetics, Nutrition, and Biomedical sciences, including various clinics specializing in a variety of services.
The opportunities have been divided into several areas of interest:
- Athletic therapy
- Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation
- Chiropractic medicine
- Naturopathic medicine
- Personal & performance training
- Massage therapy
- Nutrition Counseling Audiology
Recently Added/Updated Opportunities:
- Guelph Family Health Team - Diabetes Care Guelph (Kinesiology)
- KidsAbility (Other)
- YMCA-YWCA of Guelph Wellness Program
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