Prospective Students

Recreation and Sport Management Diploma Co-operative Education

Benefits of a Co-op

  • Co-op combines academic study with alternate work experiences
  • Co-op affords students opportunities to apply academic knowledge to a work place environment
  • Co-ops are paid experiences, most often during the summer months
  • Co-ops provide students with opportunities to apply skills and gain new skills
  • Co-ops are a great way to explore career areas and explore different career paths
  • Co-ops provide students with experiences that give them a competitive edge when going out into the work force
  • Co-ops provide students with valuable networking opportunities that are often unavailable to other job seekers
  • Co-ops provide students with opportunities to influence their work place by bringing new ideas, energy and enthusiasm

Requirements and How to Apply

Entrance into the Recreation and Sports Management Program; two (2) co-op work experiences are required for the diploma and three (3) co-op experiences are required for the degree.

Want More Information on this Co-op Education Program?

Co-op Coordinator

Brook Pearce
Email: Brook.Pearce@viu.ca

Department Chair

Dr. Aggie Weighill
Email: Aggie.Weighill@viu.ca

VIU Department of Recreation and Tourism

VIU Recreation and Sport Management Diploma Program

Cassie Ofner

Cassie Ofner, VIU Co-op Student

As a Recreation and Sport Management Diploma co-op student I secured a temporary position as an Aquatic Programmer within the Regional District of Central Kootenay at the Creston and District Community Complex, where I will be working full-time through to [summer].

In this position I manage a team of lifeguards, Swim Instructors and Aquafit Instructors. As a programmer, I create and ...

Learn more about Cassie's Co-op Experience