- Public Health
- H510 MPH Internship
- HDFS 310 & 410
- HDFS 430
General Option Requirements
Experiential Learning in Kinesiology
Are you ready to take your skills outside of the classroom? Here are your steps to success in kinesiology experiential learning.
At group informational meetings we talk through the steps required to secure an experience and location.
By attending a session early in your planning process, you’ll save yourself a lot of time and stress.
Securing a site is a big process between all those supporting you, but ultimately, you’re accountable completing the steps properly.
You’re welcome to email questions to the experiential learning coordinator. So you can have an informed conversation, be sure to read the information below and talk with your academic advisor before reaching out.
Use the General Kinesiology Experiential Learning Checklist to be sure you haven't missed any steps.
Note: If you’re in the Pre-Therapy and Allied Health option or considering the option please contact Emily Norcross, MA, ATC for more information on Internship requirements.
You will need 3 experiential learning credits to graduate with your kinesiology degree.
One credit is equal to 30 total hours over the term, or 3 hours/week of “work” at a site.
The hours go up exponentially with each credit such as 3 credits are ninety 90 hours.
These credits are typically completed during the third and fourth year in school.
You may split your hours over several terms or do them all in one. It may be harder to find an available site, if you lump all hours into one term.
Your credits can be achieved through internship (requires pre-requisite KIN 307: Pre-Internship), practicum, projects or research.
You may repeat practicum for up to 16 credits and internship up to 20 credits. If you will be doing more than one practicum or internship please work with your academic advisor and the Kinesiology Experiential Learning Coordinator to plan credit hours.
Please be aware that this process has a variable timeline and very similar to a job search.
Sometimes it can take a week, sometimes months. Start two terms in advance.
It is your responsibility to secure a site and do any onboarding before the term starts.
Please be kind to sites as they are volunteering their time to help you grow.
You need this info before you apply:
Please apply by week 8 of the term prior to your experiential learning.
KIN 306 & 406 Special Projects are under the same timeline but require a more direct conversation with the experiential learning coordinator before applying.
All applications for Summer 2023 are due week 8 (May 26, 2023)
The experiential learning coordinator will contact your site and confirm a learning agreement.
If an affiliation agreement is desired, it will be initiated. Affiliation agreements cover you as an entity under OSU, but they take time. Plan ahead.
Once all agreements are signed, your information will be submitted for a class override to register. You will be contacted by the experiential learning coordinator when the override has been completed.
When you register, you will have variable credit choices.
You are required 3 credits to graduate. You may do up to 9 credits “beyond the core”.
Make sure you put in the correct credits early to prevent later confusion. Make sure the experiential learning coordinator knows your credits to ensure correct calculation of hours achieved during your experience.
The course runs through weeks 1-10 of the academic term. Please stay within the timeline of the term as you will have assignments and your liability is covered only when you are officially in the course.
Tasks will vary according to the site and type of work. You will be graded off completion of tasks.
Assignments the preceptor will sign off on:
Other assignments to be completed in the course, but not through the site, include three reflections of your experience and a final program survey. We would love to see a picture of you out at the site and hear what you learned!
Dee Gillen, MS can help you navigate the experiential learning process. She’s happy to help, so don’t hesitate to reach out.
Langton Hall 223A