Work-Integrated Learning

As you progress further in your BKIN degree and look to develop working skills while having experienced-based learning, you have the opportunity to apply for Work-Integrated Learning courses that are only available to BKIN students. You will earn credit for these upper-level courses and can have them count towards your BKIN degree as KIN elective courses.

The application period for all WIL courses has been extended to 11:59 PM Thursday, February 22nd.

What is a Work-Integrated Learning course?

Each Work-Integrated Learning course will consist of class meetings, the work experience, and independent learning activities. It is an opportunity to engage in a process of direct experience, reflection, critical analysis, and experimentation to integrate academic learning with applied experience. Work-Integrated Learning is also an opportunity to develop professional interpersonal relationships in community settings and/or work environments.

Students will be able to take a maximum of 2 Work-Integrated Learning courses, not to exceed a total of 9 credits. These courses can count towards your BKIN degree as KIN upper-level elective courses, but not as stream-specific KIN upper-level courses. Note that these courses are not intended to provide academic credit for volunteer and/or work experiences that students are already participating in.

How am I graded for this type of course?

Students in Work-Integrated Learning courses will be assessed using Pass/Fail scale. You will be assigned a grade for each of the course assessments and will be required to achieve a final grade of 70% or higher to be assigned ‘Credit’ (pass) for the course. This is different from Credit/D/Fail since students will not have the option to receive a course mark upon completion of the course. Note that Work-integrated Learning courses can count towards the overall 48 credits total of upper-level courses required for your BKIN degree.

How can I take a WIL course?

You will need to apply for entry into a Work-Integrated Learning course. Admissions will be broad-based and course dependent. While GPA will not be considered within the admissions process, students must be in good academic standing with a sessional average of 60% or greater and fail no more than 6 credits. Students are expected to be aware of prerequisites to the course(s) that they are applying for and plan accordingly.

Students will need to complete the application process provided on this page by the deadlines listed below.

Facilitators will make offers to students around mid-March for these courses running in 2024 Summer and Winter sessions. The hope is that by providing you advance notice if you are successfully selected for a Work-Integrated Learning course, you can make course registration plans around your WIL schedule.

Learn More About Upcoming WIL Courses

KIN Advising and the course instructors hosted an online Work-Integrated Learning Information Session on February 8th, 2024 from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM via Zoom. All details shared during the WIL Info Session and key points from the Q&A are included on this page. All information needed for the application is provided below.

Click below to find out more about the different Work-Integrated Learning courses available for this coming 2024S and 2024W sessions.


Exercise Management of Chronic Neurological Balance and Mobility Conditions



Kinesiology in Primary Care Medicine



Physical Activity Counselling and Prescription for People with Spinal Cord Dysfunction



Undergraduate Research Experience in Neuromechanics



Exercise Training for Healthy Aging


FAQ

No, students do not get paid for their work in a WIL course as it is done as part of academic coursework and credit that you are receiving towards your BKIN degree. It is important to recognize that skills gained during WIL can give students opportunities to acquire paid jobs in the future.

GPA will not be considered within the admissions process, but students must be in good academic standing with a sessional average of 60% or greater and fail no more than 6 credits.

WIL courses are graded as Pass/Fail, and would not have a percentage-grade associated with it on your transcript. You may be able to use the skills and experience that you have gained in a WIL course towards your application or interview processes, depending on the program(s) that you are applying to.

Yes, this is fine so long as you successfully complete your prereqs in time before your placement in the WIL course.

Prerequisite courses must be successfully completed before placement into the WIL course. For Physical Activity Counselling and Prescription for People with Spinal Cord Dysfunction (Dr. Jasmin Ma), KIN 320 and KIN 341 are co-requisites that can be taken at the same time as the WIL course.

Taking a WIL course would need to fall within your regular limits as a BKIN student, which would be up to 12 credits in a summer session, or up to 33 credits in a winter session with up to 18 credits in one term. With that being said, we encourage you to carefully consider the time commitment and flexibility that you will need for your WIL course and factor this in to your course planning accordingly.

References are not required in the application process. However, instructors reserve the right to request this from applicants or may require a brief interview to get to know the student if they are shortlisted.

Preference will be given to those with prior experience. Depending on the number of applicants and/or availability of each applicant, your application may still be considered. Make sure to share any relevant experience so that evaluators can see what you can bring to the WIL course.

The intention of having the WIL Info Session and application process moved earlier is so that you are able to have your WIL courses confirmed before registration and be able to plan around this commitment. Please ensure that if you are applying to a WIL course, you are ready to commit to the hours and schedule involved for the entire duration of the course.

You can re-submit the application form with your updated WIL preference ranking. IMPORTANT: Please make sure to clearly indicate that you are re-submitting by adding wording when inputting your name in the form.


Application Process

The application period for all WIL courses has been extended to 11:59 PM Thursday, February 22nd.

Students applying for the Exercise Training for Healthy Aging (Dr. Cameron Mitchell & André Pelletier) course must complete the application survey linked below:

 

Students applying for all other WIL courses listed below must complete the 'General Application Survey' linked below and all subsequent parts of the process (further instruction is provided upon completing this initial survey):

    • Exercise Management of Chronic Neurological Balance and Mobility Conditions (Dr. Mark Carpenter & Sally-Anne Stelling)

    • Kinesiology in Primary Care Medicine (Dr. Robert Boushel)

    • Physical Activity Counselling and Prescription for People with Spinal Cord Dysfunction (Dr. Jasmin Ma)

    • Undergraduate Research Experience in Neuromechanics (Dr. Jean-Sébastien Blouin)