Exercise & Sport Sciences

Clinical Exercise Science

In the Clinical Exercise Science (CES) major, students will participate in both fieldwork and internship experiences. Below is a list of these learning experiences and links to forms.

Fieldwork experiences

EXSS17300 Fieldwork in Clinical Exercise Science I

This fieldwork provides practical experience in hospital, corporate, clinical, and/or community settings. The objective is to observe closely the daily operations and special functions implemented in these settings and the practice of using exercise for prevention of or rehabilitation from disease. Prerequisites: Application to and permission of clinical exercise science (CES) coordinator. This is a one credit experience and takes place during the summer.

EXSS37300 Fieldwork in Clinical Exercise Science II

This fieldwork provides practical experience in hospital, corporate, clinical, and/or community settings. The objective is to observe closely and have some supervised experiences in the daily operations and special functions involved in using exercise for prevention of or rehabilitation from disease. A clear focus for internship planning should be developed during this fieldwork. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: Junior standing; EXSS 26200; application to and permission of the clinical exercise science (CES) coordinator. This is a one credit experience and takes place during the summer.

Internship experiences

EXSS47300 Internship: Preventative Clinical Exercise Science

This internship is a practical learning experience in a setting using exercise for disease prevention or athletic performance enhancement. Sites for these internships include corporate fitness centers, wellness clinics, and community-based health clubs, where a primarily healthy clientele is seen. Students are involved with the daily operation of the agency. Prerequisites: EXSS 46300; a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 with a minimum of 2.75 in specific major requirements; permission of the clinical exercise science coordinator. A student can enroll in 6-12 credits for this internship during the fall, spring, or summer semester.

EXSS47400 Internship: Rehabilitative Clinical Exercise Science

This internship is a practical learning experience in a setting using exercise for rehabilitative purposes. Sites such as hospitals and clinics, which have a primarily limited-capacity clientele with existing disease are typical. Students become involved with the day-to-day operation of the agency. Prerequisites: EXSS 46400; a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 with a minimum of 3.00 in specific major requirements; permission of the clinical exercise science coordinator. A student can enroll in 6-12 credits for this internship during the fall, spring, or summer semester.

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