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Exercise Science, Sports Physiology and Performance, and Exercise Bioenergetics students complete an internship experience (KIN 499) during their senior year.

  • Students are encouraged to start identifying their internship goals and sites during their junior year. It may be beneficial for students to volunteer or job shadow prior to committing to their internship site. This will allow them to get a closer look at an industry and/or profession, and avoid selecting a site that is not a good fit for their internship.
  • Students must fulfill all pre-req courses (e.g. KIN 485, 400, and 307) before taking their internship.
  • Information on how to set up your internship and expectations for the internship will be covered in KIN 485 - a mandatory pre-req course for KIN 499.
  • Students are required to submit an internship application during the semester prior to taking KIN 499. You must complete your internship application (provided via email), including a Student Form and Proposed Site Form (completed by Proposed Supervisor) for Internship Instructor approval on or before the deadline of your anticipated KIN 499 semester enrollment. Deadlines are listed below.
Spring Semester KIN 499 November 10
Summer Semester KIN 499 May 1
Fall Semester KIN 499 July 30

For more information about internships, contact the Internship Instructor, Samuel Cauffman.