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EXSS Internship and Course Information

EXSS 495 Course Description: Internship in Exercise and Sport Science. (9-12 credit hours) (Prerequisites: Admission to Internship: 1, “C” or better in all Exercise and Sport Science Major requirements, 2.25 cumulative GPA or higher at Coastal Carolina University, completion of all required Exercise and Sport Science coursework, and Advisor/Program Approval) Students gain opportunities to apply and further develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities through full-time, supervised experiences (350-450 hours). Students will perform full-time internships in approved exercise or sport science-related facilities such as hospitals, fitness centers, or physical therapy/rehabilitation clinics.

In addition to completing responsibilities and hours at the internship site, students can expect to complete additional assignments and participate in group discussions on Moodle during this course. Expectations will be previewed in EXSS 490: Seminar is Exercise and Sport Science.

Before students can register for EXSS 495, students MUST meet with their Advisor for approval. The program advisor will need to sign a copy of the student’s EXSS Tracking Sheet (See link below) to be sure he/she is ready for this course. When the appropriate signature is received, the next step is to contact and meet with the EXSS Internship Coordinator, Ashley Balyeat, in order to be registered for this class. (See bottom of page for contact information)

EXSS Course Tracking Sheet

Below is a link of the approved CCU internship sites. If students find a new site that is not listed, it MUST be approved by the Internship Coordinator. Please email the contact information of the new site to Ashley Balyeat and the approval procedure will be taken from there.

EXSS Internship Sites

Internship Documents

Below are the forms that need to be completed PRIOR to starting the internship course. Ideally, forms should be submitted BEFORE the start of the internship semester. The deadline to turn in these forms is by the second Friday of the planned internship semester. All completed forms are to be emailed (scanned as pdf) or placed in the mailbox of the Internship Coordinator.

Please note: If a new site is approved by the department, the Memorandum of Understanding form MUST be completed (see link below). This is an agreement between the new site and CCU. This form is NOT necessary if the site is under the approved list.

Memorandum of Understanding

Other forms that must be completed for ALL sites (new and previously approved) are the Code of Ethics and the Learning Contract form. (See links below)

Internship Code of Ethics

Internship Learning Contract

Internship Coordinator Contact Information:

Ashley Balyeat

Email: abalyeat@coastal.edu

Office Phone: 843.349.2734

Office: WB 111

Mailbox: WB 117