[music] JEREMY NOKES: All the courses
we take here are all hands-on and I want to use my George
Brown degree and all the information I’ve learned here
and apply it to the real world and get to help people. STEVE CIRIC: And really
what the School is about is training professionals
who are more the infrastructure of the medical environment
where students learn to provide different kinds of healthcare
to different kinds of client groups. So the different
program areas in the School of Health and Wellness
include: Behavioural Science
Technology programs; Activation
Co-ordinator/Gerontology; Orthotics and Prosthetics; Fitness and Health Promotion; and Hearing Instrument
Specialist. KYLE LEE: A lot of my
family’s actually in the health industry so I
wanted to do something unique. By seeing a real patient,
it teaches us that we have to be more flexible in our
approach and we can’t just be so rigid that we have to
suit the patients’ needs. JEREMY NOKES: We’re
literally making everything we’re learning in class and
getting to apply it all functionally with clients and
with other professionals in the field and we get to see
what’s really going to happen in the future for us. STEVE CIRIC: We often will
get students who often have personal stories that
tends to be people who want to work in healthcare field;
they love direct client care. And they’re often the kind
of people who like to mix science and theory with
the actual delivery and application of clinical skills. KELSEY McMARTIN: I’m getting
the opportunity to learn for what I want
to do in the future. Giving myself the chance to get
the best education possible for my future career. DAN VELOCCI: We have
a course where we are fitness supervisors. We help people that come
in, you know, we answer their questions, we give
them advice, you know, we help them work out,
we help them with their technique as well. Working with a real patient, you
get just real life experience. STEVE CIRIC: There’s
almost too many industry partnerships to count. Every one of our programs
has a field education component so we rely extensively on
our partners to have places where we can send our
students where they can work under supervision. That’s a key part of their
learning because all of our students graduate with
actual hands-on experience in the field that
they’re training to enter. So we partnered with
Sunnybrook and we have a lot of strategic partners like that
who offered us a really rich learning environment. KELSEY McMARTIN: Being here
at Sunnybrook Hospital is definitely a benefit
that we have in the clinical prosthetics and
orthotics program. We get the chance to work
with real patients to help better their lives. STEVE CIRIC: All of these pieces
really help move a student not just in terms of their
skill development but I’ve always believed in terms of
their identity from coming in as someone who kind of has
a sense of what they’ll be doing to an emerging professional in
the field and you can see that transformation in students
from the first semester to the fourth semester. They become someone who
understands themselves differently; has a sense of
confidence in what they can do and what they can contribute. And they really bring that
out with them when they go out into the job field and
start looking for work. [music]