Co-op Education

The Cooperative Education Program or Co-op Program offers the opportunity for students at St. FX to gain real work experience []. It is an option for HNU students who are interested in career options other than dietetics that complement the human nutrition degree. The co-op graduate with HNU degree will be prepared to work within the food industry such as in product development and evaluation, food safety or in food policy and regulatory roles. The program consists of three consecutive four-month work-terms, the first in the winter term of the fourth year of study, the second work term in the summer after the fourth year of study and the third term in fall term of the fifth year of study. A minimum 70% overall average is required for acceptance into Co-op Program. Students who successfully complete three work terms will be awarded three academic credits. Students enrolled in the Co-op Program are only eligible to apply for a graduate internship program.









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  For more information, please contact:

Jane MacDonald
Manager of Student Career Centre and Co-operative Education


Co-operative Education Program
St. Francis Xavier University
PO Box 5000
Antigonish NS B2G 2W5
T: (902) 867-5359
F: (902)867-5255