Nipissing University has earned a solid reputation for providing an exceptional student experience in all of our Arts, Science, Professional and Graduate level programs. Perhaps best known for the Schulich School of Education, Nipissing is recognized as a leader in the field of education and offers Bachelor of Education Concurrent and Consecutive programs that are second to none. Renowned for graduating exceedingly well-prepared and professionally-minded teachers, the Schulich School of Education will prepare you for teaching in traditional and non-traditional environments, and will provide you with transferable communication and collaborative skills that are essential to all careers. Both programs offer an exciting 19 weeks of in-the-classroom practicum, plus 60 hours of community leadership experience that will allow you to put all of the theory you’ve learned into practice under the supervision of an experienced teacher.
Nipissing’s Bachelor of Physical and Health Education program fosters the development of future community leaders who promote healthy, active lifestyles. Graduates can go on to graduate school, including Nipissing’s own Master of Kinesiology program, or a career in teaching, recreation sports management, personal training, coaching, athletic therapy or sports medicine, and can register in the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario. Community placements provide the opportunity for students to work within local sports organizations, contributing to their development as leaders, and nurturing vital relationships with the community.
You can imagine, due to Nipissing’s geographic location and the natural beauty of such a diverse ecological landscape, how picture-perfect the environment is for studying Biology, Geography and any of the Environmental Sciences. It is also an ideal setting for studying health-oriented and lab-based forms of Biology thanks to the advantages of small class sizes, hands-on opportunities, close attention from instructors, and access to special courses that enhance research and career-related skills. There are opportunities for outdoor-field experience at one of several Field Camps. Research skills are enhanced by doing a one-to-one thesis course; a directed study course with a favourite Professor; or by sampling a future career choice through an internship course that includes an apprenticeship in a professional workplace such as an environmental consulting firm, a veterinary clinic, or a hospital.
Nipissing’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice examines the social, political, and economic factors that have played a part in shaping the criminal justice system from past to present. Students have the option of focusing on one of four streams in Policing, Corrections, Criminology, or Criminal Justice Studies. The flexible program is designed to provide a balanced combination of theory and practice. Field placements, projects and research offer ample opportunities to work alongside criminal justice professionals. Courses examine the Canadian legal system and provide a foundation in criminal law, justice policies, and statistical analysis. Students develop criminological research methods, analyze crime trends and prevention, and learn to apply legal concepts that include search, seizure, use of force, and criminal liability. Nipissing works collaboratively with Canadore College (conveniently located on the same campus) to offer the Policing and Corrections streams, so that graduates receive both an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree and a College Diploma (in Police Foundations or Community and Justice Services).
The Bachelor of Social Work program at Nipissing is grounded on the principles of social justice and we place an emphasis on the historical and contemporary position of Aboriginal peoples in Canada, as well as rural and Northern contexts. The program is characterized by its approach to the study of social justice, which examines systems of oppression, domination and discrimination between diverse and intersecting topic areas of, among others, ability, ethnicity, age, and sexuality. The degree will help you develop the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to advocate for change and social improvement. The field education practicum provides you with the opportunity to apply theoretical learning to supervised work in a health and social care setting.