Connecting Practicing Kinesiologists with Students during Kinesiology Week
October 21st, the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK) along with the UBC’s Human Kinetics Department hosted a free continuing education session at the Irving K. Barber Centre. This session was part of the National Kinesiology Week celebrations and was meant to introduce students to practicing kinesiologists and their career options while providing an opportunity for those who are already in field to earn some of their required continuing education credits.
Alfred Ball was honoured to share some of his knowledge on “How Fascia Affects Mobility and Pain.” He imparted his passion for the field of kinesiology and his strong belief that to be successful, learning needs to continue even after graduating from university. Alfred was a member of the BCAK’s Board of Directors for two years as a Co-Chair of Continuing Education.
After his workshop, Andrew from the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance spoke about the anticipated growth of Kinesiology and the career options available to those who are graduating soon. Networking and food followed where Alfred was approached by several students to discuss his career development over the last 10 years and his experiences with other continuing education opportunities. He was also able to speak with current Kinesiologists about some of their challenges. This event bridged the gap between students and those who are practicing.