Exercise Science


Fieldwork in Exercise Science - MOV 475
2 credits

  • Winter Fieldwork Deadline: December 1
  • Spring Fieldwork Deadline: April 1
  • Fall Fieldwork Deadline: August 1


Pre-requisite MOV 420

Fieldwork Agreement
Must be signed and returned to Professor Crawley before starting fieldwork

Winter 2013 Fieldwork Meeting Notes
Fieldwork Opportunities updated 3/19/14

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. 
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find a site?
Reply: Review the fieldwork site list above, determine your area of interest. Next, send an e-mail (attach a resume & cover letter), make a phone call and or make a visit to the site.
What do I say/write when contacting the site?
Reply with: "I am interested in volunteering/job shadowing with your organization". "My major in Exercise Science requires I complete 8 hours per week over the course of the semester, for a total of 112 hours". "Do you have any opening during the XXX semester"? " I would appreciate you considering me for an interveiw".

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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