Fieldwork in Exercise Science - MOV 475
- Winter Fieldwork Deadline: December 1
- Spring Fieldwork Deadline: April 1
- Fall Fieldwork Deadline: August 1
This experience based course is designed to give students an opportunity to study an area in which they have developed an interest, as well as apply knowledge already learned. Experiences will involve research or field based work of human performance capacities utilizing modern techniques of measurement for dynamic assessment of biomechanical, physiological, pulmonary, cardiovascular, and metabolic parameters. Fieldwork will involve exposure to mentors in fitness, wellness, or clinical-based worksites.
The student is required to locate a site of their interest for their experiences or participate in a supervised research endeavor with a GVSU faculty member. The site of interest must be approved by Professor Crawley via e-mail or office appointment, prior to the start of the semester. Provided above is a list of Fieldwork Opportunities potential sites to aide in your search. The student is not limited to these sites and can pursue other experiences as long as approval is given by Professor Peddie. Students are required to complete at least 112 hours of volunteer time at their site during the semester (8 hours per week for 14 weeks). Spring Semester (6 weeks) requires 19 hours per week.
In your communication with the site it will also be important for you to explain your reason for choosing the site (want to learn more about a field you plan to enter upon graduation or you are exploring career options and this site piques your interest etc). Finally, you should know your schedule and availability and explain how you can assist and benefit their organization when volunteering.
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