Cooperative Education (Co-op)


Experiential preparation is an important component of a competitive application to any health professional program. While experiential learning can take shape in many forms, Northeastern’s cornerstone Cooperative Education Program offers students a unique opportunity to engage in full-time work as a part of their academic plan of study. Co-op provides Northeastern students the ability to explore career interests, create professional networks, and develop transferable professional competencies.

Students start their first co-op the second semester of their sophomore year or during the summer after their sophomore year. Students will be assigned a co-op coordinator based on their major. Students will be required to complete a “co-op preparation course” which is often taught by their assigned co-op coordinator.

Additional information, as well as answers to frequently asked questions, about the Co-op Program can be found on the Employer Engagement and Career Design website HERE.