Applied Exercise Science

In the Applied Exercise Science programs (Clinical Exercise & Wellness; Strength & Conditioning), students will participate in both fieldwork and internship experiences. Below is a list of these learning 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.

FIELDWORK / INTERNSHIP PETITION FORMS

If you are in an Applied Exercise Science program, below are the links to online forms that you will need to use in order to set up your fieldwork or internship placement.

Dr. Gary Sforzo (sforzo@ithaca.edu, 607-274-3359) will help you if you have any questions.

Once these forms are filled out and approved, you will automatically be registered in the appropriate course.

Applied Exercise Science Fieldwork Petition Form (EXSS-17300 or EXSS-37300)

Applied Exercise Science Internship Petition Form (EXSS-47300 or EXSS-47400)

Exercise and Sport Sciences Internship Database Directions

Background Check & Drug Test Procedures

For procedures on how to obtain a Criminal Background Check or a 10-panel Drug Screen, please go to: https://www.ithaca.edu/hshp/explearning/docs/backgrounddrug/