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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Kinesiology (KINES)

KINES 495C Exercise Science Practicum (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Participation under supervision in a health and fitness setting.

KINES 495C Exercise Science Practicum (3 per semester/maximum of 6)

This course places students in the work place with the expectation that the experience will allow them the opportunity to apply and integrate content from all the courses in the program. They will be placed at professional fitness centers, rehab facilities, senior centers, and wellness centers. They will learn the day-to-day requirements of being "on the job" such as time management, record keeping, client interactions, feedback delivery, fitness program establishment and implementations, business and management practices as well as ethical considerations. Their field experience will be focused on four in-class days during which students will collectively explore work place issues. Practicum work will be evaluated on an ongoing basis with the student intern, work place supervisor, and faculty member involved in the process. The course will take place off campus as work sites and no special on-campus facilities are required. It will be offered annually as the last course in the major.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: KINES 141, KINES 180, KINES 200, KINES 202 and fifth semester standing

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.