Exercise, Sport and Health Education 364

ESHE 364: Pre-Professional Fieldwork in ESHE

Prerequisite: Junior standing and instructor's permission; minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA

Credit Hours: (3)

Provides junior level ESHE students with the opportunity to integrate previous course work with practical field experience and to explore professional fields of practice.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

Successful completion of ESHE 364 requires cooperation between the intern, site supervisor, faculty supervisor, and the ESHE fieldwork coordinator. During the field work experience students are expected to function as employees for the selected sites. In addition to typical work efforts, specific written assignments, including weekly work logs, final paper, and other assignments will be required. It is intended that the student be introduced to his/her role as a prospective professional and begin to network with other professionals. Students are expected to begin to develop skills that will be pertinent to eventual employment opportunities. Students will be able to integrate course work with their selected fields of employment.

Students are expected to be better prepared to complete the senior level ESHE 463 fieldwork experience after completing the ESHE 364 program.


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Teaching methods may include one or more of the following:

-lecture and discussion

-practical and simulated experiences 

-on-site work experience


Goals and Objectives of the Course

Having successfully completed this class, students should be able to:

1. Identify procedures and expectations for the particular professional field.
2. Computing work logs and provide evidence of the successful completion of required work.
3. Demonstrate skills required for the performance of tasks specific to the selected position.
4. Demonstrate presentation skills relative to specific profession.
5. Write professional reports.
6. Demonstrate professional attitudes and dispositions.

Assessment Measures

Assessment measures may include one or more of the following:

-mid-term and final performance evaluations

-agency evaluations

-performance appraisals by faculty supervisor

-final paper

-portfolio assessment


Other Course Information



Review and Approval

Revised 2013

September 2002 New Course Jon Poole

May, 2011