Bachelor of kinesiology co-operative students are highly motivated and dedicated employees who are open to new ideas and eager to put their skills to the test in a practical, productive way, Students generally work in health related settings including: physiotherapy clinics, work hardening programs, employee assistance units, occupational rehabilitation clinics, and fitness centres. Students study a range of topics according to their interests. Required courses include:
Work assignments vary from unstructured situations where students work toward objectives and deadlines, to positions with tasks and procedures that are well defined. Co-operative Education Co-ordinators can advise in structuring work terms and job descriptions to meet both student and employer needs. Kinesiology students are well suited to provide employers with support in the areas of physical rehabilitation, employee wellness, lifestyle and fitness counselling, as well as basic ergonomic assessment and awareness training.
To develop further skills in time and project management as well as communications, students are required to complete a work report that is evaluated by the university. While the report generally comprises a project selected by the student and approved by the employer, the employer may also assign the topic. It usually involved analysis of a practical work related issue. The use of employer facilities and allocation of time to the student for the report is at the discretion of the employer. Specific steps can be taken to protect confidentiality where required.