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Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology Co-operative Program Option

Five Year Program

Total enrolment in the Co-operative Education Program (Co-op) option is limited and the total number of students admitted is based in part on projected Co-op employment opportunities. Applicants interested in pursuing the Co-op Program Option may choose the Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology Co-operative Program Option when applying to Lakehead University. All students interested in participating in the Co-op program are required to complete a formal Co-op program and a Co-op Work Term Application Form (available from the Student Success Centre) by November 30th of Year 2 or Year 3 of the program. Second and third year students already enrolled in the HBK program who wish to enroll in the co-op program must complete a Request for Program Change Form through the Office of the Registrar. In addition, an essay indicating applicable past experience and a statement of interest is required with the Co-op Work Term Application. For further information related to the Application Process, see Admission Requirements, section II, Requirements for Admission to Undergraduate Degree Programs, Co-operative Education Programs.

Applicants who meet the minimum academic admission requirements as indicated below will be reviewed by the Kinesiology Co-op Admissions Committee following the fall term examination period.

(a)  HBK Co-op and HBK students having successfully completed Year 1 or Year 2 of the undergraduate program.

(b)  HBK Co-op and HBK students having achieved a minimum of 75% cumulative average in all Kinesiology courses, and a minimum of 65% cumulative overall average.

Admission decisions will be made by January 21st of the winter term preceding the summer work term. Students admitted to the Co-op program are required to maintain a current police record check and standard first aid and CPR-C certification. Evidence of these documents must be submitted to the Kinesiology Program Administrative Assistant each year prior to the end of February.

In addition to the successful completion of each work term placement, continuation in the Co-op program will be contingent upon maintaining a minimum of 75% cumulative average in all Kinesiology courses, and a minimum of 65% cumulative overall average, assessed at the end of December of each year.

Graduation from the Co-op option of the Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology program requires, in addition to all academic requirements outlined for the HBK four year program, a minimum of 75% cumulative average in all Kinesiology courses included in the 22 FCEs counted towards the degree, a minimum of 65% cumulative overall average and satisfactory completion of co-op program work term courses Kinesiology 2990, Kinesiology 3990, Kinesiology 4990, and Kinesiology 4991.

Work Term Information
The Student Success Centre Co-op and Employer Relations Officer, in co-operation with the School of Kinesiology Co-op Advisor and in communication with potential work term partners, will establish the availability of work term placements. Each year available work term postings will be outlined for the students three months prior to the work term and opportunities will be categorized and classified as being introductory, intermediate, or advanced. The Co-op Work Term Partner reviews student applications and other pertinent information and ultimately chooses the co-op student employee. During this process, employment review information and interviews with work term partners will be organized by the Co-op and Employer Relations Officer. Students in the Co-op option are not guaranteed specific work term positions as the application process is competitive.

The student is encouraged to seek at least two different work term locations during the program. The work term experience is assessed on pass/fail grading criteria. Criteria include but are not limited to completion of all required documentation, reports, and on-site work term assessments. The student, the work term partner, the Co-op and Employer Relations Officer, and the Kinesiology Co-op Advisor, are all engaged in the process of assessment.

A. For Students Starting Work Terms Following Second Year:

First Year (Fall and Winter):
(a) Kinesiology 1010, 1035, 1113, 1710, 1711
(b) Chemistry 1210
(c) English 1116
(d) One half-course in English (one of English 1015, 1016, 1115, 1117, 1118)
(e) Two FCE electives

Note: The Indigenous Content Requirement is being met by the inclusion of English 1116, a Type E course, in the first year of the program.

Second Year (Fall and Winter):
(a) Kinesiology 2015, 2035, 2059, 2079, 2711
(b) Biology 2011, 2012, 2030
(c) One FCE elective

Second Year (Spring/Summer):
Kinesiology 2990 - Work Term I

Third Year (Fall and Winter):
(a) Kinesiology 3010, 3030, 3070, 3134, 3230, 3610, 3710, 3711
(b) Two FCE electives

Third Year (Spring/Summer):
Kinesiology 3990 - Work Term II

Fourth Year (Fall and Winter):
Kinesiology 4990 - Work Term III
Kinesiology 4991 - Work Term IV

Fourth Year (Spring/Summer):
Kinesiology 4992 - Work Term V (optional work term)

Fifth Year (Fall and Winter):
(a) Kinesiology 4113, 4310, 4710
(b) Kinesiology 4193 (non-credit required course)
(c) Kinesiology 4230 and three FCE electives, or Kinesiology 4220 and two and one-half FCE electives

B. For Students Starting Work Terms Following Third Year:

First Year (Fall and Winter):

(a) Kinesiology 1010, 1035, 1113, 1710, 1711
(b) Chemistry 1210
(c) English 1116
(d) One half-course in English (one of English 1015, 1016, 1115, 1117, 1118)
(e) Two FCE electives

Note: The Indigenous Content Requirement is being met by the inclusion of English 1116, a Type E course, in the first year of the program.

Second Year (Fall and Winter):
(a) Kinesiology 2015, 2035, 2059, 2079, 2711
(b) Biology 2011, 2012, 2030
(c) One FCE elective

Third Year (Fall and Winter):
(a) Kinesiology 3010, 3030, 3070, 3134, 3230, 3610, 3710, 3711
(b) Two FCE electives

Third Year (Spring/Summer):
Kinesiology 2990 - Work Term I

Fourth Year (Fall and Winter):
Kinesiology 3990 - Work Term II
Kinesiology 4990 - Work Term III

Fourth Year (Spring/Summer):
Kinesiology 4991 - Work Term IV

Fifth Year (Fall and Winter):
(a) Kinesiology 4113, 4310, 4710
(b) Kinesiology 4193 (non-credit required course)
(c) Kinesiology 4230 and three FCE electives, or Kinesiology 4220 and two and one-half FCE electives