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Practicum and Internship


    EXS 296 - Practicum

Please read and follow the 5 steps for enrolling into EXS 296 Practicum in order.  Please refer to the Practicum Handbook for more detailed information.

View the 5 steps for enrolling into EXS 296 Practicum

View the Practicum Handbook

EXS 496 - Internship

Please read and follow the 5 steps for enrolling into EXS 496 Internship in order.  Please refer to the Internship Handbook for detailed information regarding Internship. 

View the 5 steps to enrolling into EXS 496

View the Internship Handbook 

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CPR/AED Certification

If you need to obtain or renew your CPR/AED certification you can contact Angie Drexler for more information.  Please note that obtaining this certification does not take the place of SFTY 171. 

CPR Contact information:
Angie Drexler
Academic Complex 218
E-mail: angie.drexler@wku.edu


As a part of the Exercise Science curriculum, you will complete EXS 296 (Practicum) and EXS 496 (Internship). These are required to give you practical experience in various job settings related to the field of Exercise Science. These experiences will allow you to develop and enhance skills required in settings in which you are interested. Also, you should view the practicum/internship experience as the opportunity to determine if the experience at the specific site might represent a desirable career route.

EXS 296 is a 3 credit-hour course, which requires you to complete 150 obeservation hours in field of interest. You need to complete EXS 296 before your junior year.

EXS 496 should be taken your final semester, or at least after you have taken EXS 296 and EXS 412. EXS 496 is a 6 credit-hour course that requires you to complete 300 contact hours at a site selected after consultation with your advisor. EXS 496 is a culminating practical experience you will have before you graduate. You may do your internship at the facility where you completed your Internship experience, or you may choose an entirely new site. Your faculty advisor and/or Internship Supervisor will make the final decision as to the most appropriate site for you.

The term, "Internship," refers to a supervised short-term full-time educational work experience with an approved agency, organization, or institution. An Internship allows a student to develop professionally through a work experience under the guidance of leaders in a field.





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 Last Modified 11/14/18