All students majoring in the Exercise Science or Sport Management must complete an internship during their senior year.
01:377:493 - Internship in Exercise Science (3 credits) or
01:377:498 - Internship in Exercise Science (6 credits)
01:955:490 - Internship in Sport Management (6 credits)
Note: 3 credits = 126 hours, 6 credits = 252 hours
Internships are designed as an apprentice-like experience during which students have the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills developed in the classroom in various professional settings.
To qualify for their senior internship, students must satisfy the following criteria:
- Complete a minimum of 90 credits, with a minimum of 20 credits in the major.
- Overall GPA must be at least 2.0.
- Major GPA must be at least 2.0.
- Meet all deadlines for submission of application, agreements and evaluations.
Meetings for internship candidates occur the semester prior to the internship on the following schedule:
Spring Interns - First Wednesday in October
Summer/Fall Interns - First Wednesday in February
Mandatory Pre Internship Meeting Fall 2021:
For those interested in completing the mandatory internship in Spring 2022, you must attend the Mandatory Internship Meeting to be eligible. The meeting is on October 6, 2021 at 9am and at 8pm virtually through Zoom. Please check emails and the website regularly for more updates. This is open to those who will have completed 90 credits by the end of the Fall 2021 semester and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.
Here are the links Internship Meeting (you have 2 options, only 1 is required):
1 ) Wed 10/6/2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Meeting ID: 923 9905 9623
2) Wed 10/6/2021 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Meeting ID: 958 8671 9869
After that meeting, students are given access to a course site with information outlining the procedures that must be followed to design and complete an internship. Students must register for the course and credits which can be completed during the fall or spring semester, or during summer session.
The department Internship Program Director will evaluate all the necessary paperwork connected with the internship, provide appropriate program information to the intern and site supervisor, and assign the final grade.
Look for postings on the department bulletin board and website for the exact date, time and location of the mandatory orientation meeting. Students who fail to attend the meeting and comply with application procedures will not be eligible to register for the course.
The Internship Agency Directory is a listing of available internships appropriate for each major. Students may nominate other potential internship agencies for possible approval by the internship director.
Note: Another internship course, Internship II (01:377:497, 01:955:497), is available after completing the internship required for the student's major. This course may not be used to fulfill any portion of the credits required as electives for the chosen major.