Participating in an internship is a great way to put classroom learning into practical experience. While engaged in the supportive environment of experiential learning you can test career goals, enhance professional skills, develop self-reliance, self-esteem, and responsibility. Furthermore, experiential opportunities encourage networking with professionals and will provide increased marketability for employment after graduation.

KIN 484 is a required course for all Exercise Science and Health Fitness majors.

KIN 484: Supervised Field Work


  • 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Junior/Senior standing
  • Must have earned at least 84 credits that count towards degree progress
  • Must provide proof of CPR certification by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross

Prerequisite Courses

  • Prerequisites: KIN 275, KIN 300, KIN 301, KIN 325, KIN 370, BIO 121, CHM 103
  • Additional prerequisites for cardiac rehabilitation internship: KIN 420
  • Additional prerequisite for Exercise Science only: CHM 124/126


  • KIN 484: 12 Credits (32 hours per week during the fall/spring, 40 hours per week in the summer)
  • Graded

Possible Internship Placements

  • Please visit here for a list of sample placements in which students fulfilled the internship requirements
  • This list is not exhaustive


Student teaching provides teacher candidates a supervised learning experience in real school setting. The student teacher is able to practice the application of professional knowledge and skills, develop a personal style of teaching, and demonstrate teaching ability under the direct supervision of school and university supervisors.

EDC 485 and 486/487 is a required course for all Physical Education and Health majors.

EDC 485 & EDC 486/487: Seminar in Teaching & Student Teaching in Elementary/Secondary Physical Education


  • Overall cumulative QPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Major QPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Senior Standing
  • Completion of all KIN coursework prior to student teaching
  • PLT passing score of 167 or higher
  • PE Content test passing score of 154 or higher
  • Must be admitted to the teacher education program or have permission of the department chairperson


  • Under selected and approved critic teachers, students participate in classroom teaching and other school activities
  • EDC 485: 3 Credit seminar
  • EDC 486 (elementary)/487 (secondary) 6 credits, Graded
  • Application must be submitted to the KIN Office no later than Oct. 1 or Feb. 1 of the semester prior to the student teaching semester
  • Not for graduate credit in education