Internships & Jobs 

Types of Careers

  • Corporate Wellness programs:  worksite health/fitness promotion and management positions
  • Community & Hospital Fitness/Wellness Centers: wellness directors, fitness coordinators, exercise leaders, personal trainers
  • Recreational Organizations:  assistant area supervisors, sports managers, program specialist, etc.
  • Teaching and Coaching Careers:  health and physical education teacher certification and preparation for coaching
  • Sport Industry:  Careers in recreational, scholastic, and professional sport organizations 
  • Medical Clinics (with more training and/or certification):  exercise testing technicians in hospitals and clinics; fitness leaders in industrial pre-employment and rehabilitation settings
  • Graduate and Professional Study: entry into professional schools in the medical field and graduate studies in Kinesiology

Internship Opportunities in Undergraduate Programs

Internships in the School of Kinesiology give students hands' on experience in applied settings that help students prepare for employment and for further graduate study. Internships are required to complete the BS in Kinesiology in the Fitness Studies, K-12  and H & PE Certification concentrations, in the BS in Sport Administration.  Students can elect to participate in internships in the Human Movement Science Concentration in the BS in Kinesiology.

 

Fitness Studies: KIN 4538 

During the last semester of study, students gain valuable on-the-job experience at an approved health/fitness promotion facility that are consistent with their career/professional interests. They work a minimum of  300 hours at the facility, document their experiences, create a professional portfolio, and receive 6 credit hours (pass/fail) toward the degree. This is an excellent opportunity to enhance leadership skills, further develop career goals, and begin making professional contacts.

 

Human Movement Science: KIN 4505

Students with senior standing and appropriate prerequisites can elect to take up to 6 hours credit in this practicum. Experiences include observation and practice of skills, techniques, and protocols of patient care in clinics, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, developmental disability centers, and private practices. 

 

K-12 H&PE Certification: EDCI 4630

Students in their final semester complete a semester long teaching internship, including experiences at both elementary and secondary levels. 

 

Sport Administration: KIN 4835

 Students with senior standing and appropriate prerequisites gain valuable on-the-job experience at an approved work site in the field of sport management.They work a minimum of 300 hours at the facility, document their experiences, create a professional portfolio, and receive 6 credit hours (pass/fail) toward the degree. This is an excellent opportunity to enhance leadership skills, further develop career goals, and begin making professional contacts.