Medical Physics Co-op
With Ryerson University’s optional Medical Physics co-op program, professionally-related working experience becomes part of your academic program. Co-op adds an extra year to the regular, full-time program, but gives you the chance to put real-time, work experience on your resume — before you graduate.
Employers & Opportunities
With our downtown Toronto campus and network connections, students often land roles at nearby research hospitals. Others have worked within government and industry, inside and outside the province.
- Research Assistant
- Radiation Protection Training Co-op
- Health Physics Co-op Student
- Junior Metrology Lab Researcher
- Lead Testing Co-op Student
- Signal & Image Analysis Co-op
- Mount Sinai Hospital
- St. Michael’s Hospital
- Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
- Sanofi Pasteur
- Ontario Power Generation
- Xerox Research Centre of Canada
- Defence Research & Development Canada
How Long is Co-op?
Program Length: 5-years, full-time
Work terms: 3-5 work terms, over 12-20 months
When to Apply
Explore your options. No need to decide right away. Apply after your first year of study.
"On top of actual work experience, the co-op program gave me knowledge that I can use long after my university studies — how to showcase my knowledge to employers, search for jobs, and prepare for interviews."
Benefits of Co-op
With co-op, not only will you gain paid experience, but it'll be in a physics-related field. You'll interact with colleagues and develop valuable personal skills such as communication, relationship development, problem solving and organization. Having a professional network and related employment history can give you a competitive edge.
Co-op Work Terms
The co-op program consists of study terms and also terms full-time work terms. Most co-op placements last for one term, but with approval, may be extended for longer.