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Degree Requirements

Co-op Requirements
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In order to be eligible to receive a co-op designation at the time of graduation, students in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) are required to successfully complete:

  • A minimum of four work terms,
  • A minimum of four professional development (PD) online courses, and
  • A minimum of four work-term reports.

Students are given five work-term opportunities in which to complete these requirements throughout the normal academic/work-term sequence.

Work Terms

Information, from interviews to credit completion, is available through Co-operative Education.

Professional Development (PD) Courses

PD courses are intended to enhance the student’s professional development and assist in integrating their academic and work-term experiences. Co-op students in AHS are required to successfully complete four PD courses. Each PD course is worth 0.5 unit and may not be substituted for regular academic course credit. With the exception of PD1, students are expected to take the courses while on their co-op work terms. The schedule for completing the PD courses is as follows:

  • PD1: Co-op Fundamentals, must be taken before the first work term.
  • PD12: Reflection and Learning in the Workplace, must be completed during the first work term.
  • Two additional PD courses of the student's choice should be completed during subsequent work terms.

Further information is available through the Professional Development Program.

Work-Term Reports

Students must successfully complete a minimum of four work-term reports. PD12: Reflection and Learning in the Workplace, completed in the first work term, is meant to help prepare students for the completion of their work-term reports in subsequent work terms. It will appear as Work-term Report 1 in the milestone section of the official transcript.

Work-term reports are normally completed according to the following schedule:

  • AHS Work-term Report 2 is normally completed by the end of the second work term.
  • AHS Work-term Report 3 is normally completed by the end of the third work term.
  • AHS Work-term Report 4 is normally completed by the end of the fourth work term.

Work-term reports must be submitted to the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences through Waterloo LEARN. Students must submit co-op work-term reports by no later than the sixth day of classes in the academic term following the co-op work term for which the work-term report was prepared. Information regarding work-report guidelines is available through the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences' website, Co-op Procedures.

Notes

  1. The co-operative system of study is only open to full-time students.
  2. The co-operative system of study is not open to students seeking to complete a second degree.

 


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