In general, an Internship is thought of as a program which "bridges the gap" between the academic environment and a future work environment.
Many employers prefer students who have previous work experience and the Internship provides that.
Students that participate in an Internship are generally more confident and more qualified when seeking future employment.
The Kinesiology Experiential Learning Internship Orientation videos represent a brief introduction and orientation to completing the Experiential Learning credit requirements for your degree in Kinesiology. Please watch each video, take notes, and then reach out the experiential learning coordinator with questions.
Specific internship objectives include:
To provide intensive field experience allowing for hands-on application of academic theories and principles.
To receive an introduction to an organization within the Kinesiology field to gain a better understanding of its design and structure.
To develop an understanding of an organization's various management and technical skills, the communications techniques and the decision-making processes.
To apply what was learned during coursework (theory, skill development, professionalism) to the working world.
To allow the Intern to assume responsibilities of a non-Intern staff member and be able to function with a minimum of supervision.
To help the student make better Kinesiology career choices in the future.
To allow the student to prepare for their future non-Internship job by seeking potential places of employment, practicing resume and cover letter preparation, gaining references, and interviewing if applicable.
Prerequisites for enrollment in KIN 410
Major in Kinesiology
Completion of Pre-Internship Seminar KIN 307 (offered Fall and Spring only)
KIN Cumulative GPA 2.5
Completion of all degree required coursework
Department internship supervisor’s approval of Internship placement
KIN 410 registration forms complete and submitted (placement secured) by 5pm on Friday of Week 8 - the TERM PRIOR to beginning internship.
Application dates for KIN 410
Fall Term (2020)
Application Opens: Friday of Week 4, July 18, 2020
Application Closes: Friday of Week 8, August 15, 2020
Application Opens: Friday of Week 4, October 18, 2019
Application Closes: Friday of Week 8, November 15, 2019
Application Opens: Friday of Week 4, January 31, 2020
Application Closes: Friday of Week 8, February 28, 2020
Application Opens: Friday of Week 4, April 25, 2020
Application Closes: Friday of Week 8, May 22, 2020
How to register
How to register for KIN 410 (and obtain registration forms)
NOTE: To be considered for KIN 410 students are required to take KIN 307.