Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
FT 180
Course Title:
Fitness Technology Internship Preparation
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Course Description

Develops essential skills for internship site procurement. Focuses on company research, interviewing techniques, and resume and cover letter generation. Prerequisites: FT 131.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Apply job search skills including research, resume and cover letter development, and interview techniques to acquire an internship and employment in the industry.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Attendance and participation
  • Written assignments (resume, letters, applications)

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Conduct research and interviews at 3 different sites in the health, fitness, wellness industry
  2. Use the FIND model to determine best internship site choice
  3. Prepare an internship application, resume, cover letter, and followup/thank you letter.
  4. Exhibit generate internship€specific learning objectives and activities
  5. Investigate special project opportunities
  6. Professional business writing (resumes, cover letters, etc.)
  7. Pre€interview prep and interviewing skills
  8. Research self, industry, business
  9. Professionalism
  10. Decision making