Health & Safety Clearance

All students registered in the BPHE program must ensure they meet Health and Safety Clearance guidelines prior to beginning placement obligations. All expectations of the Health and Safety Clearance process are outlined below:

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1. Vulnerable sector police check.
All Community Leadership Placement candidates must obtain a current Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC). The PVSC must be maintained on an annual basis in the BPHE program. Failure to provide this documentation to the University by the deadline will result in the cancellation of placement for the academic year. Exceptions to the deadline will not be made for any reason.

Students should request a signed vulnerable sector screening requisition. Some police detachments will not provide screening without proof of the request originating from the school. Students must then present the request form to the local police detachment. Any cost associated with the police checks are to be borne by the applicant. Please note that individual timelines will vary, and up to six weeks may be required to complete the screening. Initiating this process should be a priority.

Police checks may be presented in person at the PHED Placement Office or mailed to:
Nipissing University
PHED Placement Office, 201A Robert Surtees Athletic Centre
100 College Drive
North Bay, ON P1B 8L7

2. Workplace Safety Training
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), provides an insurance coverage program for Bachelor of Physical and Health Education students at Nipissing University when completing unpaid work placements through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

Students must complete training as required by the WSIB. This online learning module takes 45 – 60 minutes to complete. The module is unable to keep track of your progress, so it must be completed in one sitting. Visit the following link, and complete the Elearning module: http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/training/workers.php

Participants in the Elearning module will receive a “Proof of Completion” certificate upon completion of the training. Students must save and/or print the certificate before exiting the module. The Ministry of Labour will not store your certificate, or keep a record of training. Please keep a copy for your records.

3. CPR Level C and Standard First Aid.
All students registered in the Bachelor of Physical and Health Education program must provide proof of current certification in CPR Level C and Standard First Aid. Training may be completed with any nationally recognized provider, such as the Red Cross, or St. John’s ambulance. It is the student’s responsibility to register for training. Associated costs are to be borne by the trainee.

4. Students must provide evidence of concussion education
All students registered in the Bachelor of Physical and Health Education program must provide proof of concussion training. Training may be completed online via the Making Headway NCCP module. https://coach.ca/making-head-way-concussion-elearning-series-p153487  Training may also take place in person with a staff Athletic Therapist. It is the student’s responsibility to register for training.