Health Co-op

Most HEALTH students join the Co-op Education Program in the fall of the second year. This provides the best opportunities for students to complete their degree with co-op in four years versus five years. If a third-year HEALTH student is interested in completing their degree with co-op, it will take five years to complete their degree with co-op. Most Co-op Education Programs in Canada will take 4.5 to 5 years to complete.

If a student would like to complete their degree with co-op in four years, please connect with the StFX Co-op Coordinator as soon as possible. The Co-op Coordinator and Academic Advising can assist with developing this plan. Course offerings can impact this plan.

Work Term Sequencing Options

The following co-op work term sequencing options are available for HEALTH students.







Academic Term 1 (15 credits)

Academic Term 2 (15 credits)



Academic Term 3 (15 credits)

Academic Term 4  (15 credits)



Academic Term 5 (15 credits), COOP 110-130

Academic Term 6 (15 credits)

Work Term 1


Work Term 2

Work Term 3

Work Term 4 (optional)


Academic Term 7 (15 credits) ,COOP 405

Academic Term 8 (15 credits)


*Plan is flexible. Please contact the StFX Co-op Coordinator for additional information and/or options.

**COOP 405 is completed in the month of September.


Rates of Pay


Salary Range (Weekly)

min 35hrs/wk, before deductions**

How much you can make in 4 months

*Calculation based on 35 hrs/wk, 15 weeks, before deductions** 

How much you can make completing 12 months of co-op experience

*Calculation based on 35 hrs/wk, 45 weeks (15 wks/ 4 month semester),  before deductions**  

Health-related Roles $525-$840 $7875-$12,600 $23,625-$37,800

**Allowable deductions include those required by federal or provincial law, such as taxes and employment insurance premiums. 


Potential Job Titles

  • Research Analyst  
  • Public Health Analyst 
  • Clinical Research Assist. 
  • Guest Services Coordinator 
  • Community Health Educator  
  • Project Coordinator     
  • Corporate Wellness Assist                  
  • Rehabilitation Assistant  
  • Health & Safety Officer   
  • Restorative Care Assistant 
  • Health Program Planner   
  • Consultation Intern  
  • Healthy Projects Coordinator 
  • Health Promotion Student
  • Community Care Assistant 
  • Biotech Intern  
  • Team Assistant    
  • Junior Policy Analyst  

Employers who Advertised Health-Related Roles

  • Sick Kids Toronto    
  • CACL  
  • Health Canada  
  • Bloorview Res. Institute 
  • Assisted Living Centres    
  • Community Care Access Centre 
  • Consulting Firms 
  • Fitness & Recreation Centres
  • Provincial Health Agencies   
  • Insurance Companies 
  • Long term Care Facilities  
  • Medical Offices    
  • Social Services 
  • Workplace Safety Boards 
  • Saint Martha’s Hospital Foundation
  • Siemans 
  • Health Authorities  
  • Health Research Centres