This experience-based course is designed to give students an opportunity to study an area in which they have developed an interest, as well as apply knowledge already learned.
Experiences will involve research or field-based work of human performance capacities utilizing modern techniques of measurement for dynamic assessment of biomechanical, physiological, pulmonary, cardiovascular, and metabolic parameters. Fieldwork will involve exposure to mentors in fitness, wellness, or clinical-based worksites.
The student is required to locate a site of their interest for their experience or participate in a supervised research endeavor with a GVSU faculty member. The site of interest must be approved by Professor De Sousa, if it is not on the pre-approved list, prior to the start of the semester. The student is not limited to the listed sites and can pursue other experiences as long as approval is given by Professor De Sousa.
Students are required to complete at least 112 hours of volunteer time at their site during the fall and winter semester (8 hours per week for 14 weeks), and spring semester (19 hours per week for 6 weeks).
Students will receive an email, close to the start of the semester that they are enrolled in fieldwork, about a mandatory meeting during the first week of classes. The meeting will cover health compliance requirements and you will also meet with your fieldwork instructor to discuss details of the course, which include class time and dates.
It is essential that all students follow the required steps to get their fieldwork approved.
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Applications for fieldwork need to be submitted and approved before the following dates: