Graduate Student Internships

Internships for graduate students in exercise science opting for a non-thesis option with an internship

Thesis or Non-Thesis Option with Internship?

Graduate students who want to emphasize theoretical learning are advised to pursue the thesis option while those with a clinical orientation should consider the non-thesis option with an internship. The Internship provides students with a supervised work experience in an organization or athletic team related to the student's concentration in the master's degree program. Approval and support of a graduate faculty sponsor and the graduate chair are required, and prerequisite coursework may be needed.

Students who wish to complete an internship should discuss the options with the graduate chair or a graduate faculty member in the department well in advance of the start date. 

Course Description (ESSG-66000)

Supervised work experience in an organization or athletic team related to the student's concentration in the master's degree program. Approval and support of a graduate faculty sponsor and the graduate chair are required, and prerequisite coursework may be needed. May be taken for 1-3 credits.

Goals

  • To gain applied learning experience in the student's area of concentration in the graduate program.

  • To assist in the development of professional competencies in such areas as knowledge, attitudes, and applied skills.

  • To help integrate skills and knowledge from the classroom.

  • To provide a variety of experiences to prepare the student for her/his future career.

 

Forms and Paperwork

The following petition must be completed and submitted to request an internship placement. All information should be typed into the form prior to printing. You must consult with your faculty sponsor before completing the form.

After obtaining signatures from your faculty sponsor, submit the form to Jackie Wandell in the departmental office located in 313 Center for Health Sciences.

No retroactive credit will be granted. If you want credit for your internship, you must complete the petition form and submit it for signature before the start date listed.

Questions?

Deb King
Graduate Chair
324 Center for Health Sciences
Ithaca College
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 274-1479