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Effective Term:
Winter 2021 through Summer 2023
Course Number:
FT 280
Course Title:
Exercise Science Internship I
Credit Hours:
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Course Description

Provides required internship experience for Exercise Science Certificate students. Includes development and implementation of fitness and wellness programming in both individual and group settings for general populations. Site paperwork and requirements (applicant screening, FERPA, Title IX, etc.) must be completed prior to registration.

Addendum to Course Description

Students should be third term standing in Exercise Science and have current First Aid and CPR/AED certifications.

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.