Co-op

Department of Kinesiology Co-op

Co-operative education (co-op) is a unique opportunity to expand learning beyond the classroom. Adding co-operative education to your Kinesiology degree can be a life changing decision. You will have the opportunity to explore where your degree might take you after graduation, develop technical and work-related skills, and gain relevant paid work experience. Support and guidance through the co-op process is provided by both a Co-op Coordinator and Co-op Kinesiology Faculty Advisor.

Why Co-op?

Co-op will provide you with the ability to:

  • Gain hands on experience related to our Kinesiology program
  • Apply your education to the workplace
  • Network with employers and professionals in the Human Kinetics field
  • Explore different career options to help narrow and/or identify career goals
  • Learn how to compete confidently in the job market
  • Earn a salary to offset the cost of tuition

Admission Criteria

  • Must be enrolled in 1st year HK
  • Minimum cumulative average of 60%
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Enrolled in full-time studies

*All Co-op students pay Co-op Fees

Co-Op Study Sequence 

As a co-op student, you will either be in school full time or in a full-time job. You will typically spend 4 months as a full-time student and then 4 months working in a full-time co-op job relating to your studies.

Example: Co-op starts in second year

Year of Study

Fall Semester

Winter Semester

Summer Semester

Year 1

Study

Study

Off

Year 2

Study

Work

Study

Year 3

Work

Study

Work/Study/Off

Year 4

Study

Study

Work/Study/Off

Year 5

Study

 

 

 

Sample Kinesiology Employers

Chiropractic

Physiotherapy

Sport Management

Community

Radovich

West Windsor

Active Body

Sabga

Ortho Care

Smith

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

University of Windsor

  • Dept. of Athletics

Fitness/Health

Ergonomics

Others

Ontario Police College

High Performance

Training Centres

London Health Sciences

Caesars Windsor

Martinrea

Magna

Schlegel Villages

Easter Seals Soc.

Sports Medicine Clinics

Sport Injury & Rehab

 

‚ÄčIf you have any questions, please contact:

kincoop@uwindsor.ca

 

Co-op Program Coordinator

Romina Oulevey- coop@uwindsor.ca

 

I worked at Radovich Chiropractic, in Windsor, ON, as a chiropractic assistant. My favourite part of this placement was the autonomy I was given. I was required to be aware of each and every patient's injury/problem and treat it using my own judgement. This allows the COOP students to be a large contribution towards the care of patients. My experience in COOP has increased my confidence towards operating my own Chiropractic practice in the future.