Kinesiology & Physical Education
Former WLU KPE Grad Now Teaching at McMaster's School of Rehabilitation Science
Path of KPE Graduate Leads to PhD and Assistant Professorship at McMaster's Renowned School
Brenda Vrkljan, a 1998 WLU Kinesiology & Physical Education (KPE) graduate, has joined McMaster's School of Rehabilitation Science (SRS) in a tenure-track faculty position which began June 1, 2006. Brenda completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Western Ontario (Fall, 2006). Since September 1, 2006, Brenda is participating as a course coordinator in the Occupational Therapy (OT) program, and is involved in the Rehabilitation Science program on thesis committees, conducting research focused on healthy aging, functional mobility and driving for older adults.
WLU's KPE program was "instrumental in providing me with a strong foundation upon which to build my research skills and pursue graduate studies," says Vrkljan. The Kinesiology & Physical Education department at WLU extends its heartiest congratulations to Brenda for her achievements and wishes her every success in her career at McMaster's reputable School of Rehabilitation Science.
Interested in pursuing a career in Rehabilitation Sciences yourself? E-mail Career Services to find out when another "Applying for Rehabilitation Science Programs" workshop will happen (last workshop: November 17, 2006).
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