Students are educated in various health, lifestyle, and fitness issues making them well suited to provide employers with support in the areas of community recreation and sport, teaching and coaching, employee wellness, and lifestyle and fitness counselling. Require study areas 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. In general, physical education students are well suited to assist with administrative and curriculum related tasks in the school setting and to provide front line support in the areas of fitness, community recreation and sport.
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.