Applied Exercise and Health - Certification Practicums
KINES 295B: Introduction into Careers (1 credit)
KINES 295B is a required course for students in either option in Kinesiology: Movement Science Option or Applied Exercise and Health Option. This course is designed to provide students with an understanding and awareness of career opportunities, discussion of certification prerequisites needed within the job market, and formulation of internship possibilities for KINES 495A or KINES 495B completion.
Students will complete a Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threat (SWOT) Analysis and Mission Statement to uncover the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in order to explore a field of study that matches personal profiling and improve certain areas that facilitate personal growth for career aspirations. Students will also conduct professional career interviews and hands-on learning within the field of applied exercise and health.
KINES 395B: Leadership Practicum for Applied Exercise and Health Careers (1 credit)
Coordinator: Lori Gravish Hurtack and Eric Childs
KINES 395 is a required course for students in the applied exercise and health option. This course is designed to provide students a practical application opportunity to observe, assist, and engage in a workplace/field experience setting. This course explores resume building, professional communication, and hands-on learning within applied exercise and health careers.
KINES 495B: Field and/or Research Practicum in Kinesiology (6 credits)
Coordinator: Lori Gravish Hurtack
KINES 495B is a required course for students in the applied exercise and health - fitness track, fitness studies and movement science options. The department has accommodations for both off-site and on-site practicum experiences.
The off-site practicum experiences are conducted with approval* of the practicum coordinator, Lori Gravish Hurtack. This culminating experience is designed by the student to be appropriate for the option and the student's goals. At least one full semester prior to the beginning of the practicum, procedures and guidelines should be obtained by going to the KINES 495B internship web pages or by going to the Kinesiology Undergraduate Program Office in 275 Recreation Building. The practicum application must be submitted by the announced deadline in the semester preceding the practicum experience. Also refer to the KINES 495B time-table for mandatory pre-practicum meetings and due dates for required items.
*Failure to provide a degree audit showing successful completion of all course prerequisites will result in denial of the student to obtain permission to schedule an internship.
The on-site practicum experiences are supervised by members of the Department of Kinesiology research faculty. These research experiences are tailored to the student and faculty interests in conducting research and special projects. The Kines 495B/D application for working with Kines research faculty and the agreement form are available on the KINES 495B Internship web pages or by going to the Kinesiology Undergraduate Program Office in 275 Recreation Building.
Note: Students electing the Kines faculty mentored internship should not schedule Kines 495B section 001. Students should contact a faculty mentor or the Kinesiology Undergraduate Program Office in 275 Recreation Building.
KINES 495D: Expanded Field and/or Research Practicum in Kinesiology (1-6 credits)
Coordinator: Lori Gravish Hurtack
Additional participation under supervision in a field or research practicum. Students may elect to enroll in KINES 495D; however, the course must be taken concurrently with KINES 495B. KINES 495D allows students the flexibility to register for up to 12 credits for their final practicum.