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Exercise Science Fieldwork and Internships

In the applied exercise science concentrations (Clinical Exercise & Wellness; Strength & Conditioning), students participate in both fieldwork and internship experiences. 

Fieldwork Experiences

EXSS-17300 Fieldwork in Exercise Science I

Practical observational experience in private, university, professional, hospital, corporate, clinical, or a community setting where exercise is used as the primary modality to enhance physical performance. The objective is to observe closely the daily operations and special functions implemented in these settings and the practice of using exercise to improve physical capacity. Prerequisites: application and permission of applied exercise science coordinator.

EXSS-37300 Fieldwork in Exercise Science II

Practical observational experience in private, university, professional, hospital, corporate, clinical, or a community setting where exercise is used as the primary modality to enhance physical performance. The objective is to observe closely the daily operations and special functions implemented in these settings and the practice of using exercise to improve physical capacity. A clear focus for internship planning should be developed during this fieldwork. May be repeated for one credit. Prerequisites: EXSS-26200; application to and permission of applied exercise science coordinator.

Internship Experiences

EXSS-47300 Internship: Strength & Conditioning

A practical learning experience in a setting using exercise for athletic performance enhancement. Sites for internships include strength and conditioning programs in private, university and professional settings. Students are involved with the daily operations of the agency. Prerequisites: EXSS-46600; a minimum GPA of 2.50 in specific major requirements; permission of the applied exercise science coordinator.

EXSS-47400 Internship: Clinical Exercise & Wellness

A practical learning experience in a setting using exercise for rehabilitation purposes, disease prevention, or wellness promotion. Sites such as hospitals, clinics, corporate fitness centers, wellness clinics, and community-based facilities. Students are involved with daily operations of the agency. Prerequisites: EXSS-46600; a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 with a minimum GPA of 3.00 in specific major requirements; permission of the applied exercise science coordinator.

Search for a Fieldwork or Internship Placement

There is a student in a long sleeve blue shirt that is helping a client in the wellness clinic with lifting a weight. He has his hands on the other person's wrists as the client is attempting to lift the weight.

Students can use our database to identify a fieldwork or internship placement.

Instructions for accessing and using the database.

Fieldwork Petition Form

Complete and submit the following form to set up your fieldwork:

Once this form is submitted and approved, you will automatically be registered in the appropriate course.

Internship Petition Form

Complete and submit the following form to set up your internship:

Once this form is submitted and approved, you will automatically be registered in the appropriate course.

Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screens

You may be required to complete a criminal background check or a 10-panel drug screen prior to your fieldwork or internship placement.

Questions?

Jackie Wandell
313 Center for Health Sciences
Ithaca College
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850