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Major: BSc. General Sciences, Double Minor Kin & Business
Degrees Received: BSc
Credentials: C.Ped (C), Co-op
Keiler originally enrolled at SFU to pursue business, but after a history of injuries and rehabilitation he switched to Kinesiology. While in school, he spent a lot of time at the SFU gym learning to powerlift and ran a student painting franchise in the summer.
Keiler enrolled in co-op to get work experience and took a position at Kintec in August 2014. While there, he helped customers reduce their pain with movement by using his knowledge from school and additional training in lower limb biomechanics.
After graduating, Keiler obtained his diploma in Pedorthics via UWO and an apprenticeship at Kintec. Keiler now manages and works at the Port Moody Kintec clinic as a Canadian Certified Pedorthist C.Ped (C).
1) What is your current position? What does a typical work day look like for you?
I see clients for biomechanical assessments, where I evaluate how movement through the lower limb can cause pain in their feet and lower limb. I also manage our Port Moody clinic, which involves a lot of team development, coaching, and building relationships with our community and local medical professionals who refer their patients to us.
2) How did your education in BPK influence your career?
Going through the BPK program, Co-op, and a few classes in the Sport Injury & Rehabilitation stream really opened my eyes to the benefits of movement & exercise, and how to help people overcome barriers to activity.
3) Who in BPK had an impact on you and why?
Darlene Bemister - helped me get the position at Kintec that turned into a career
Tony Leyland - helped me get active and do things I never thought I could do (like run multiple kilometers continuously)
Stephen Brown - opened my eyes to a more people focused and empathetic view of the kinesiology field, which I continue to practice
4) What is your favourite memory of your time at SFU as an undergraduate?
Spending time with my friends, especially in BPK 143 and later at the SFU gym. Meeting dozens of people with similar interests, many of whom I am still friends with today.
5) What advice would you give to today’s BPK student?
Don't be afraid to try new things - volunteering as a trainer for different sport teams, going into co-op, running a painting business, and getting into the BPK field out of another program all shaped who I am today, and how I got here.