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MOV 490 Internship

The internship is intended to be the last course completed in the major but, if necessary, can be taken concurrently with MOV 495. The student chooses to register for six, nine or 12 credits based on their need, with each credit equivalent to 50 hours, i.e. six credits requires 300 hours, nine credits requires 450 hours, and 12 credits requires 600 hours of work at the internship site.

IMPORTANT: MOV 475 is the prerequisite course for the internship.

Health Compliance

All exercise science students are required to complete health compliance requirements prior to registering for their internship.

Students will be enrolled in the health compliance system at least 2 weeks before the start of their fieldwork semester, and the health compliance requirements are to be completed during that semester. Students will also be required to attend a health compliance meeting at the start of their fieldwork semester.  During this meeting details of the requirements, including deadlines, testing procedures and screening protocols will be reviewed.

The current health compliance requirements are outlined below:

1.  Curent cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification - CPR/First Aid
2.  Physical exam and immunizations form
3.  Criminal background check
4.  9-panel drug screen
5.  Tuberculosis screening
6.  Annual tuberculosis and infection control training (online)
7.  Annual HIPAA training (online)
8.  Annual bloodborne pathogens training (online)
9.  Student authorization to receive and release information

Application Process

It is essential that all students follow the required steps to get their internship approved and then register for the course.

Click here for more details of the internship application process.

Approved Sites

Click here for the full list of pre-approved internship sites.

IMPORTANT: Due to new state-to-state regulations, internships in the following states will not be permitted during the 2016-2017 academic school year: Kentucky and New York.

Important Dates

The deadlines with which to secure an internship site and complete the application form are:

  • Fall Semester: July 1st
  • Winter Semester: November 1st
  • Spring/Summer Semester: March 1st


Click here for a list of internship FAQs.