Students at the School of Health and Life Sciences are widely varied in their backgrounds, but they all share a passion for helping others. They chose NAIT programs for hands-on learning, high graduate employment rates, and rewarding futures in health care. We profile just a few of them below.
Former competitive skater Carlee Sroka knows about training, injury and pushing past personal obstacles. Now a skating coach, she chose NAIT’s Personal Fitness Trainer program for its small class sizes and focus on relevant subjects.
Coming from a family with denturists, it seemed the natural thing for Ashley to pursue a career in the field. After several years of clinical experience, NAIT's highly regarded Denturist Technology program was the logical next step.
The 2003 Okanagan Mountain Park fire led Andrew Dique to start his medical career in emergency services. With emergency services and emergency medical technician certifications under his belt, he enrolled in NAIT's EMT-Paramedic program, the next step in his medical career plan.
Lindsay tried a few different post-secondary courses and possible careers after high school, but it wasn't until she considered dental assisting that she found her passion.
Becoming a new mom changed Paula's priorities – shift work in remote oil and gas fields no longer fit with her life. Medical Laboratory Assisting offered Paula a quick way to retrain and give herself the flexibility and career options she needs.
After completing a BSc in Biology, Karen chose NAIT's highly specialized Cytotechology diploma to pursue her interests in oncology, lab work and research.
High employment rates and a quick return to the workforce convinced Krystal to shift her health care career in a new direction with Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
Already a NAIT grad with almost 25 years of Dental Assisting experience, Angela decided to return to NAIT to further her professional development. The Denturist Technology program offered her the opportunities to grow and be a business owner.
Gym manager Kenzie Fetzner wanted to become a personal fitness trainer (PFT) – all while travelling and working full time. She chose NAIT’s PFT distance diploma because she knew it would give her the knowledge and experience to enter the workforce with confidence.
James originally planned a career in engineering, but was persuaded that Magnetic Resonance was a better fit for his personality and interests in physics.
Dental Technology offered Crystal the ability to combine previous post-secondary education and interests in the art, business and dental fields into a solid and rewarding career future.