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EXS 296 - Practicum in Exercise Science

Please read the entire EXS 296 Handbook/Syllabus and make sure you know and understand the expectations of the course.  Plan ahead and prepare accordingly to ensure you can register in EXS 296 in the semester in which you plan to conduct your observation hours. To enroll in EXS 296 Practicum, it takes a lot of effort on your part to ensure you secure a Practicum site and submit the required documentation.  For the EXS 296 course, you MUST obtain a 1). Certificate of HPSO liability insurance, 2). Have a current and valid CPR/AED certification and 3). A practicum site secured.  Please read the Handbook for details and to ensure information is submitted by the due date. The DUE DATE for Practicum Site, HPSO Liability Insurance, and CPR/AED submission is the Friday before Finals Week of the semester before the semester you plan to take EXS 296. 

EXS 296 Handbook / Syllabus

Once you have read and understand the EXS 296 Handbook / Syllabus you will use this GOOGLE FORM (link below) for submitting your 1).  HPSO Liability Insurance Certificate, 2).  current CPR/AED certification, and your 3).  Practicum site information for EXS 296 Practicum in Exercise Science.

EXS 296 Practicum Submission Page - Google Form   https://goo.gl/forms/RRa8A5XjKgxZfDA33 

 


 

EXS 496 - Internship in Exercise Science

Please read the entire EXS 496 Handbook/Syllabus and make sure you know and understand the expectations of the course.  Plan ahead and prepare accordingly to ensure you can register in EXS 496 in the semester in which you plan to conduct your observation hours. To enroll in EXS 496 Internship, it takes a lot of effort on your part to ensure you secure an Internship site and submit the required documentation.  For the EXS 496 course, you MUST obtain a 1). Certificate of HPSO liability insurance, 2). Have a current and valid CPR/AED certification and 3). A Internship site secured.  Please read the Handbook for details and to ensure information is submitted by the due date. 

EXS 496 Internship Handbook/syllabus

Once you have read and understand the EXS 496 Handbook / Syllabus you will use this GOOGLE FORM (link below) for submitting your 1).  HPSO Liability Insurance Certificate, 2).  current CPR/AED certification, and your 3).  Practicum site information for EXS 296 Practicum in Exercise Science.

 

EXS 496 Practicum Submission Page - Google Form https://goo.gl/forms/bvg63HQszCbQjFFo1

 


 

 

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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
270-745-3762270-745-3762
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 3/16/19