GVSU Sport Leadership Program

PED 490 (Internship)

Overview: PED 490 is the internship requirement within the Sport Leadership Program.  A total of 270 hours (45 hours per credit) must be completed in order to receive credit for the 6 credit course. A total of 405 hours must be completed in order to receive credit for the 9 credit course.


Register: New Enrollment Demand Process, 2014-2015 Registration

To enroll in PED 460 students must complete the new enrollment demand process to receive prior approval from their advisor and the course instructor. There is a Spotlight on the Movement Science homepage that links to our online enrollment forms: http://www.gvsu.edu/move-sci/

Each time a form is completed, an email will be sent to the INSTRUCTOR listed on Banner.  If there is not an instructor listed, the student can complete the form using STAFF and the following email: movscieda@gvsu.edu  (460 and 490) 

The table below provides timelines for 2014-2015 enrollment requests.

Semester Requests due from students Advisor verification by Student Notification
Spring/Summer '14 April 7 April 10 April 15
Fall '14 May 1 May 15 June 15
Winter '15 November 1 November 15 December 15


Site Registration: In addition to registering for the course, students must also register their fieldwork location with the Career Center Internship Management System (IMS). Students are encouraged to discuss their fieldwork location options with the faculty coordinator to ensure approval. Students are not to begin working at their fieldwork location until approval has been granted by the faculty coordinator. 

To better understand the fieldwork site registration process, please read the brief IMS 2.0 Student Manual

Click here to register your internship

Questions to ask yourself when picking a place to work:

  • Will I get enough hours working here?
  • Are the jobs I'm given relevant to Sport Management?
  • How much interaction will I get with current employees/staff?
  • Does this job interest me?
  • What can I bring to this position?

To get the best results students should pick an internship they have a vested interest in, not just somewhere they can get the hours done.

Questions regarding the PED 490 internship or registration process can be directed to Chelsea Brehm at brehmch@gvsu.edu 


Page last modified July 29, 2014