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Effective Term:
Winter 2019 through Fall 2020
Course Number:
FT 280
Course Title:
Exercise Science Internship I
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Course Description

Provides required internship experiences for Exercise Science majors. Requirement: third term standing in Exercise Science, current First Aid and CPR/AED certifications, and instructor permission.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge gained in internships to identify future employment opportunities in the exercise/fitness industry.
  2. Apply knowledge obtained from previous Exercise Science courses in a job setting.
  3. Design and implement fitness-related programs or projects in a job setting.
  4. Meet learning outcomes specific to this project as mutually agreed upon by the student and instructor in advance through a written learning contract, and as appropriate to the credit awarded for this course.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

• On-site evaluations.
• Written employer evaluations.
• Written assignments and progress reports, with accompanying deadlines.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1. Investigate various fitness industry employment opportunities.
2. Perform exercise leadership in group and individual settings.
3. Design exercise programs for groups and/or individuals.
4. Demonstrate skills related to on-the-job cooperation, teamwork, and customer service.
5. Exhibit professional appearance, attitude, and behavior.
6. Demonstrate proper and safe use and care of exercise equipment.
7. Exhibit continual improvement in job related skills.
8. Create and present a special project, including fitness promotion.
9. Gain on-the-job experience.