Honours Athletic Therapy
Noémie Tito is one of the first students to graduate from Concordia's new honours program in athletic therapy. She completed three academic internships and pursued research in three different labs. Her work culminated in an honours thesis investigating the effects of fear avoidance on return-to-play time in athletes. Tito also completed a minor in multidisciplinary sciences from the Science College.
Her extracurricular activities included volunteering at the Centre for the Arts in Human Development and coaching a varsity high school volleyball team.
Three keys to a good education
- Curiosity: It’s much easier to learn when you're studying what really interests you.
- A great study technique: Take time to observe yourself and find out how you learn best.
- Good sleep, nutrition and physical activity: A healthy body supports a healthy mind.
Two lessons learned at Concordia University
- Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try different things. Don’t limit yourself to only one field of study. Volunteering and getting involved in extracurriculars is a great way to make new friends and discover new passions.
- Cultivate good relationships with your teachers and your peers. They are an invaluable source of information and encouragement and you may need a reference letter or professional advice from them.
Next great goal
- I want to travel in South America and Asia for a year before pursuing further studies, possibly in physiotherapy, medicine or osteopathy.
Advice for future grads
- Up until today, various external sources guided us as to what to do, who we should become and where we should go. Our next steps are ours to choose. Close your eyes, take a moment to breathe deeply and put your finger on what your dream is.