Health Sciences Co-operative Education

Requirements

In order to be admitted to the Health Sciences Co-op program, students must:  

  • Complete a minimum of 40 credit hours prior to the first work term. 
  • Have a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 2.75. 
  • Have a viable plan to integrate three or four co-op work terms into their academic schedule. 
  • Completion of the general Co-op Application Form

Things to Consider

There are certain expectations of all students who join Health Sciences Co-op.  

These include:  

  • All undergraduate students are expected to complete four work terms, alternating between work and study semesters. Students not intending to complete four terms will not be admitted.  
  • Acceptance into the Co-op program does not guarantee placement in a work term. Students are required to apply for posted positions, and it is the employers who determine the applicants to be interviewed and hired.  
  • New students should ideally join Co-op two semesters prior to your first Co-op work placement.  
  • Searching for a Co-op work term is a lot like taking an extra course. Writing cover letters, preparing for and attending interviews, and attending Co-op workshops can take a lot of time and effort ¬≠but it pays off! 
  • Don't worry if you don't get a job immediately since many of our students get placed later in the semester. Hang in there! Some of our best jobs come in late in the semester.  
  • Expect to have FUN too! The Co-op staff are happy to help you (drop-ins for quick questions, and appointments for longer questions), and the Co-op Program is always looking for ways to keep students involved and excited. Visit the Co-op Online Learning Community  for a look at upcoming events and workshops, current student profiles, discussion forums, and the interview question database.