Internships are not required as part of the ESS curriculum, but many students choose to take advantage of these opportunities. Generally it is the non-thesis students that embark on an internship, but we have also had students do both an internship and a thesis project. Our curriculum is flexible to allow a number of possibilities for students to gain the applied and theoretical knowledge they need.
The Graduate Program does not provide internships, but we assist students in locating and applying for an internship that suits their needs. For exercise physiology and human performance students these internships include strength and conditioning, hospital clinical settings, coaching, and research. In recent years sport psychology students have served as mental training coaches with sport teams, sport team coaches, and as administrators with collegiate athletics and sport organizations.