Internship Application and Expo Information
Student presenting to a faculty member during a recent Internship Expo
Posters ready for presentation by EXS 490 students
Step 1: Health Compliance
All exercise science students are required to complete health compliance requirements prior to registering and starting EXS 390 Fieldwork and EXS 490 Internship. Students will be enrolled in the Health Compliance System (CastleBranch) during their EXS 320 semester.
GVSU's Health Compliance Policy
Click the button above to review a full description of each requirement and FAQs about Health Compliance @GVSU. For questions regarding Health Compliance please contact Professor Peddie or the Health Compliance Team.
The exercise science program health compliance requirements are:
- Physical Examination and Immunization Form - physical exam and immunizations (Hep B, Tdap, MMR & Varicella)
- COVID-19 vaccines
- Two-Step Tuberculosis Screening
- Criminal Background Check
- 10-Panel Drug Screen
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR/First Aid (American Red Cross or American Heart)
- Student Authorization to Receive and Release Information Form
- Tuberculosis and Infection Control Training
- Bloodborne Pathogens Training
- Elder Justice Training
- HIPAA Training
- FERPA Training
- COVID Training
- Intellectual Property Training
- Flu vaccination
- Fingerprinting, ONLY IF REQUIRED BY INTERNSHIP SITE
Step 2: Locate a Site
The student is required to locate a site of their interest for their experience using the approved internship sites list or participate in a supervised research endeavor with a GVSU faculty member. Deadline to secure your the internship location are:
Fall Semester: July 15
Winter Semester: November 15
Spring/Summer Semester: March 15
It is expected that the student should begin their search for an internship no later than one semester prior to the semester in which they wish to undertake their anticipated experience. It is highly recommended that they start two semesters prior, especially for competitive or prestigious sites.
Please consult the Expectations document so you are aware of the minimum expectations for student experiences at both clinical and health fitness specific internship sites.
Students wishing to propose a new internship site must complete and return applications to Professor Peddie. New site applications must be submitted no later than 14 weeks prior to the intended internship semester start date.
Step 3: Complete Application
Once the student has secured their internship at an approved site an online application must be completed via GVSU's Internship Management System.
IMPORTANT: Please read the Student Instruction Guide before completing the IMS application form.