Kin Clinic keeps McGill Community Moving


Published: 22Feb2021
Putting the internship program online lets students continue hands-on learning while helping community members stay active.

When pandemic restrictions brought physical classes to a halt, program supervisors quickly rallied to transition the classes to Zoom.

Pre-pandemic, students taught one-on-one, in-person sessions on campus, acting as personal trainers for clients. Now with the online classes, two students work together to teach six to eight participants at a time—a change aimed at reaching as many people as possible at a time when exercise is more important than ever.

Hawk Andiqwar is a third-year Kinesiology student who’s also been involved in both in-person and remote Kin Clinic classes. Right now, he’s three weeks into teaching his second 10-week course—and already sees a vast improvement in his clients’ fitness.

Tiphaine Colcombet, who led online Kin Clinics during the Fall 2020 semester from Paris, shares Hawk’s view that the most rewarding part of the internship experience was building practical, hands-on skills.

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