HFMG 4970: Internship
Dr. Mélanie Poudevigne
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Prerequisite(s): Senior Standing
All students enrolled in HFMG 4970: Internship Course are required to contact the internship coordinator at least two semesters in advance to discuss the process for the internship.
Grades: Grades are determined by the combination of the preceptor's midterm and final evaluations and the weekly log of hours. Students are also expected to provide an end of internship reflection and a free HIPAA online training provided through D2L.
Agreement: HFMG 4970 uses a specific MOU. A copy can be found below. Each student is responsible to fill it out and provide the internship coordinator with the document for review by the following dates before signatures are collected:
For Fall: November 15
For Summer: March 15
For Spring: June 15
Students enrolled in the Health & Fitness Management degree program are required to complete an internship related to their area of study during their last semester of studies. Students must have completed all Health & Fitness Management upper division courses prior to enrolling in the internship course. The purpose of the internship is to provide a mechanism for students to assimilate learning experiences in the classroom with real world situations.
The internship consists of an experiential learning experience for 15 hours per week for the entire semester in Health & Fitness focus of the student's choice. Students are expected to arrange their own internship after consulting with their advisor and with the internship course coordinator. There are some agencies with which the University has negotiated internships. Currently we have more than 70 sites. However, if the student is investigating another agency, it must be approved by the program coordinator to ensure an appropriate placement.
The intern is required to meet all of the requirements set up by the agency such as schedules, dress code, health history (physical examination, immunizations, etc...) and other pertinent requirements that will relate to that agency. Students should also schedule appointments with their prospective agencies to negotiate the particulars of that facility.
Students should treat the interview like a job interview. Dress in a professional manner, have questions for the agency as well as be prepared to answer questions. Students should have a resume ready. Faculty in the program and career services are available to review the resume before it is sent out to the agency.
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