Internship and Practicum


Exercise Science majors are currently required to complete a field experience which is either an internship or a practicum.  This field experience can be completed in any semester (fall, spring, summer), ideally after a student has reached junior or senior standing and after a significant portion of the upper-level major courses have been completed.  The course numbers and basic requirements are as follows (see the latest course catalogs at for the course descriptions and prerequisites, etc):

ES 3900/5900 Internship (1-12 credits): 40 work hours per credit hour enrolled including any site-required assignments

ES 4050 Practicum: Pre-Professional (3 credits): 40 work hours in addition to various assignments from ES faculty member

ES 4060/5060 Practicum: Strength and Conditioning (3 credits): 75 work hours including any site-required assignments


The course instructor will work with the students regarding the required hours that will need to be logged and any other course requirements.  Registration for course credit is completed by the course instructor within the Internship/Practicum Inventory, and the site information sheet AND contract signature page must be completed before registration can occur.  The steps to complete the registration process and links to the required forms are below.  There is also an informational meeting each semester to assist students with finding appropriate sites and with obtaining the required paperwork.


Frequently Asked Questions

Undergraduate Internship/Practicum Manual

Potential Sites



1) Complete the appropriate site information sheet (see list below)---please select this carefully and with confirmation of how many hours the site can provide

2) You and a representative of the site should both sign the Contract Signature Page (click to download)

3) Submit BOTH forms to the person listed on the site information sheet; those individuals are also listed below


Site Information Sheets (only one of the following needed)

Site Information Sheet ES 3900/5900 Internship for Clinical Exercise Physiology Concentration

Site Information Sheet ES 3900/5900 Internship for all other Concentrations

Site Information Sheet ES 4050 Pre-Professional Practicum

Site Information Sheet ES 4060/5060 S&C Practicum


Contact information (course instructors):

ES 3900/5900 for Clinical Exercise Physiology Concentration students: Dr. Scott Collier,

ES 3900/5900 for all other Concentrations: Dr. Travis Triplett,

ES 4050 Pre-Professional Practicum:  Ms. Melanie Austin,

ES 4060/5060 Strength and Conditioning Practicum: Dr. Travis Triplett,

Link to short video about how to get started with the Internship/Practicum process

Link to the campus Internship website