Meet UFV Health Care Assistant Student, Amanda Dyck

Amanda loves helping people.

She was attracted to UFV’s Faculty of Health Sciences, Health Care Assistant Certificate after working as a Recreation Specialist in a long term care facility. The experience educated Amanda about the services that clients require in health care settings. She decided to enroll at UFV to build the skills and knowledge necessary to become employed as a front-line caregiver.

Amanda appreciates that the six month Health Care Assistant Certificate program includes a three month in class component followed by a three month clinical practicum. The practicum allows her to apply class room knowledge and practice developing skills directly with patients.

Attending UFV has been extremely rewarding for Amanda. She plans to continue learning and eventually become a Physiotherapist.

“This program has built an understanding of the health care profession and opened doors into the industry. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to work directly with patients and make a difference in their lives."

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