Motivation through Education: Kinesiology, Massage Therapy, and Life Long Learning

Motivation through Education: Kinesiology, Massage Therapy, and Life Long Learning

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Adam’s Story

CCMH Cambridge Student Adam Snook has always been passionate about education and surrounds himself with people he can learn from and who encourage him to ask questions.

Adam’s fascination with the human body led him to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics at the University of Guelph prior to starting the Massage Therapy program at CCMH Cambridge. After he graduated from University, Adam first thought about studying to be a chiropractor from a desire to further his knowledge in this field. Like many Kinesiology graduates, he worked as a personal trainer and enjoyed working with clients. But he wanted to provide his clients with more. He was not sure how he was going to go about it and thought about possibly working in rehabilitation.

With Massage Therapy, “it all fell into place.” said Adam, “My girlfriend encouraged me to consider massage therapy. At around the same time, I was going for massage therapy treatments to help me with an injury and this helped me with my decision.” Now in Term 4, Adam is only three months away from graduation. His past education served him well as he says “I was definitely in a great position coming from a Kinesiology background, especially in anatomy.” Adam appreciated the opportunity to share his knowledge in this area with his fellow students while he gained valuable knowledge and insights from his peers in their areas of strength. Adam continues to be motivated by the idea of shared value. He knows that through CCMH and the people he meets in the wellness community, he is building a network of people that will allow him to refer his clients if and when he feels that their problem is not in his scope.

In the future, Adam would love to practice massage therapy and teach. He is interested in combining personal training and massage in his career and working in an environment such as a multi-disciplinary clinic where he can surround himself with many different healthcare practitioners and explore his interests. With Adam’s passion for education and sharing knowledge, it’s no surprise that he wants to contribute to and be a part of an educational setting. “I want to contribute to my community and help teach people how to best take care of themselves. … Education is important. Give knowledge, don’t withhold it.”

When asked what advice he would give to Kinesiology students, Adam has this to say, “I think the best advice to give is to be passionate. It is a time and money investment, and it is best to go into with a passion.” With that passion, Adam adds, “[Massage therapy is] so rewarding, so beneficial. I believe in the service and I care about helping people learn to take care of themselves.”

CCMH is proud of students like Adam, and encourage others with the same passion to consider CCMH. The Canadian College of Massage is pleased to announce an Accelerated Program for Kinesiology Graduates. In 12 months, you could be eligible to become a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). For more information about the Accelerated Program and to find out if you meet the prerequisite requirements, please click here.

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