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Co-operative Education

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The School's Co-operative Education program offers students valuable work experience in related fields as part of their undergraduate studies. These degree programs are recommended for students entering directly from high school or university with limited professional work experience.

Bachelor of Kinesiology (Co-op) (BKINC): This degree program is designed for those interested in the science of human movement and exercise. Students require a strong science and math background to be successful in this program. Students may enter the program directly from high school or university. This co-op degree provides opportunities to explore their interest in the field, to develop important work/life skills, to put academic theory into practice and earn income to support their education. Students graduate with one full year of related work experience behind them, in areas such as: physical rehabilitation, health promotion, and ergonomics.

Bachelor of Physical Education (Co-op) (BPC): This degree is designed to prepare graduates for careers in teaching and related areas. Co-op students complete three work term placements and gain valuable experiences in such areas as: health and fitness, program coordination, and community recreation and sport. This co-op degree provides opportunities to explore their interest in the field, to develop important work/life skills, to put academic theory into practice and earn income to support their education. Students may enter the program directly from high school or university. On completion of the BPC, students may enrol in the Bachelor of Education program of the faculty of Education, where they complete a Bachelor of Education degree. With the two degrees completed, graduates can apply for teacher certification and take up public school teaching positions.

Bachelor of Recreation (Co-op) (BRC): This degree is designed for students planning a career in commercial or institutional recreation. It prepares students to develop, plan, and lead recreational activities in a variety of settings. Co-op students leave this program with one full year of work experience in such areas as: community based recreation, adventure tourism, and programming for special populations. Students may enter the program directly from high school or university. This co-op degree provides opportunities to explore their interest in the field, to develop important work/life skills, to put academic theory into practice and earn income to support their education.

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