Rachel Vukovich

Physical Health and Education, Bachelor of Kinesiology Graduating May 2017

Why did you choose to study your program?

I'm from Toronto where you have the option in high school to take classes called Personal Fitness (instead of PE), which is where I first began to learn about anatomy and physiology. Later on you have the option to take Exercise Science, which I did as well, and furthered my learning about the body. I initially chose Kinesiology because of the anatomy sector, but I quickly realized that I could also use this degree to satisfy my love of teaching, so I switched from the Interdisciplinary stream into the Physical Health and Education stream. I'm so glad that Kinesiology has such a variety of opportunities within the degree.

Why did you choose UBC?

I knew I wanted to move away from home and try somewhere new, but being from a big city, I didn't want to head to a small university town that would also become home to many of my high school graduating class. Upon visiting UBC's campus I was initially terrified at the size, but once I received my admissions acceptance I became more excited about what opportunities were in store on this beautiful campus in such an amazing city.