Exercise Science



Internship in Exercise Science – MOV 490

6, 9 or 12 credits
Pre-requisite MOV 475 & Health Compliance Complete
Registration Permit Required
Internship Manual
Approved Internship Sites  updated 3/28/14

Fall 2013 Internship Meeting Notes

Winter Internship

  • Deadline to secure site: November 1st

Spring/Summer Internship

  • Deadline to secure site: March 1st 

Fall Internship

  • Deadline to secure site: July 1st
The Internship experience is intended to be the last course completed in the major but can be taken with MOV 495 if necessary. The student chooses to register for 6, 9 or 12 credits based on their need. Six credits requires 300 hours, 9 credits requires 450 hours and 12 credits requires 600 hours to be completed during the semester. This on site work experience at a health, fitness, wellness or clinical facility needs approval by Professor Peddie no later than 10 weeks prior to the start of the internship experience. 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 Peddie via e-mail or office appointment. Provided above Internship Opportiunities to aide in your search. Additionally, you will need to download the internship manual and read before contacting potential sites. The student is not limited to these sites and can pursue other experiences as long as approval is given by Professor Peddie.

You should begin your search for an internship no later than one semester prior to your anticipated experience. It is highly recommended that you start 2 semesters prior. Make sure to share the course objectives as well as expectations outlined in the internship manual with sites as you begin to contact them. Make sure to treat this process as a very formal job search by sending your resume and cover letter to organizations of your interest. 

Course Objectives:

1.    To provide the student real world experience under the supervision of a qualified Movement Science professional.

2.    To enhance the student’s development of the knowledge, skills and abilities of a Movement Science professional.

3.    To develop the professional, leadership and personal skills essential to success in the Movement Science field.

4.    To provide the student work experiences that will enhance their success when entering the job market.

Health Compliance Requirements:

Health Compliance

  All exercise science majors are required to complete health compliance requirements prior to registering and starting their internship. The exercise science student will be enrolled in the health compliance system at least 2 weeks before the start of their MOV 475 semester. The health compliance requirements are to be completed during the student’s MOV 475 semester. The student will be required to attend a health compliance meeting at the start of their MOV 475 semester. During this meeting details of the requirements, including deadlines, testing procedures and screening protocols will be reviewed.

Health Compliance Requirements:

1.  Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR/First Aid
2.  Physical Exam and Immunizations Form
3.  Criminal Background Check
4.  Drug Screen
5.  Tuberculosis Screening
6.  Annual Tuberculosis and Infection Control Training
7.  Annual HIPAA Training
8.  Annual Bloodborne Pathogens Training
9.  Student Authorization to Receive and Release Information


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