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Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies

EXSS 398 (Q) Practicum in Fitness. (Credit Hours: 1) (Pre-requisites: EXSS 385 and 350) A faculty-supervised practicum within the Community Fitness Testing Program in the Smith Exercise Science Laboratory. Students apply the theoretical and conceptual knowledge gained in the Fitness Minor by conducting physical fitness testing and physical activity/exercise prescription for members of the Coastal Carolina community.

Candidates in the College of Education will apply skills, knowledge and dispositions learned in coursework to the internship experience.  Each candidate will assume full teaching responsibilities for a minimum of 35 days. There are 60 days in the internship for a total of 480 experiential learning contact hours. 

RSM 392 (Q) Field Experience in Recreation and Sport Management. (Credit Hours: 3) (Pre-requisites: RSM 337) A supervised practicum in a professional setting; on-site observation in a public, private or commercial setting with experience in all working areas and activities pertinent to that agency.

The course is designed in a way that reinforces classroom skills in real-world situations. Students are required to work with an approved agency for a minimum of 60 hours while completing a variety of assignments directly related to their classroom competencies that will help the cooperating agency achieve its goals. This allows for the immediate application of knowledge and application of skills.

RSM 496 (Q)Internship in Recreation and Sport Management. (Credit Hours: 12) (Pre-requisites: Senior standing and completion of all Recreation and Sport Management required courses; successful completion of internship application and Exit examination; to be taken the last semester prior to graduation) (Writing Intensive) Twelve week full-time supervised experience in recreation or sport at a cooperative and approved agency.

The course is designed in a way that reinforces classroom skills in real-world situations. Students are required to work with an approved agency for a minimum of 480 hours over a minimum of 12 weeks. In addition, students will complete a variety of assignments directly related to their classroom competencies that will help the cooperating agency achieve its goals. This allows for immediate application of knowledge and application of skills.