Exercise, Sport and Health Education 470

ESHE 470:  Health and Exercise Science Practicum

Prerequisites: Permission of isntructor

Credit Hours: (3)

Field experience in agency related to career goals. This course requires the completion of 120 hours of experience.

Detailed Description of Content of Course

This practicum provides students with an opportunity to develop an appreciation for the duties and responsibilities of a professional in the field. Students are required to document field activities and reflect on their relevance to professional association standards.

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Students will participate in health and/or exercise science-related activities with an agency in the field for 120 hours during the academic year. A practitioner in the field will directly supervise these experiences. Students will communicate with classmates and the course instructor weekly to disucss experiences and responsibilites.

Goals and Objectives of the Course

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

1) Explain the duties and responsibilities of professionals in the health and/or exercise science field.
2) Identify the various standards of professional associations and how they relate to practice.
3) Communicate effectively with peers and supervisors in health and exercise science settings.
4) Identify the experience and education needed for advancement in the field.

Assessment Measures

May include but are not limited to:

Self-reflections, guided observation logs, weekly discussion posts, final project/paper

Other Course Information


Review and Approval

March 30, 2017