Simon Fraser University offers undergraduate and graduate kinesiology degrees at its Burnaby campus; undergraduates may choose a concentration that includes rehabilitation studies. British Columbia Institute of Technology has dozens of allied health education programs, including echocardiography, medical imaging and radiation therapy. CDI College's Burnaby campus has dental assisting and rehabilitation therapy assisting programs, among others. Vancouver Career College has a Burnaby campus; the school's healthcare programs include medical pharmacy assistant and medical office assistant. In nearby Victoria, West Coast College of Massage Therapy offers massage education, while Camosun College's options includes dental assisting and hygiene and medical laboratory assisting training.
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Why Burnaby is a Great Place to Study Health & Medical
For students looking for a smaller city, Burnaby is a great choice offering plenty of allied health opportunities. British Columbia Institute of Technology, one of the largest allied health schools in the province, is located in Burnaby, as are numerous hospitals. British Columbia will experience high retirement rates over the next decade, and jobs in the healthcare industry are forecast to undergo significant growth, making Burnaby an attractive option for allied health students.
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Health & Medical - Employers / Internship Opportunities in Burnaby
Allied health students are usually assigned clinical rotations, or internships, according to agreements their schools have with hospitals and other local healthcare facilities. In Burnaby, potential employers and sites of rotations include: