Clayton Cross, COAST Performance Rehabilitation, Honourable Mention

COAST Performance Rehabilitation (COAST) is also been recognized for their outstanding commitment and support of Cooperative Education and Work Integrated Learning. Nominated by Capilano University’s Work Integrated Learning and the School of Human Kinetics, COAST has been part of their Work-Integrated Learning opportunities since the inception of the Professional Practice stream in the School of Kinesiology degree program offered in the Faculty of Global and Community Studies in 2021.

COAST was one of the first community partners that we paired with when securing field placement positions and they continue to be an asset in providing exceptional learning experiences for our students both at their clinic in North Vancouver and on our campus.

At COAST, students are exposed to a multi-disciplinary clinic that caters to a diverse clientele with various injuries and health concerns. Students that are lucky enough to land this placement can shadow the Athletic Therapist, Clayton Cross, who is also a co-owner of the clinic. In this experience students additionally observe the work of Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Kinesiologists, Registered Massage Therapists and more. The clinic provides weekly education sessions where an expert comes to COAST to facilitate some aspect of capacity building that the students can sit in on. In this way the students are supported in honing their soft skills, while putting their knowledge to work. Students are encouraged to be collaborative in their placements at COAST and work directly with Clayton, to create learning outcomes for their time in the clinic and beyond.