The Internship Experience (KIN 4936) is required for some seniors seeking a degree in Kinesiology. Internship (KIN 4936) can be taken as an elective for students who are on degree plans that do not require an internship experience. Students can see whether or not the internship is required by reviewing their degree plans in Degree Works. The internship should be completed during the final semester of the degree. The Internship provides students with the opportunity to apply an integrate the cognitive knowledge and skills in the real-world settings. As a department, we are here to support you in this authentic experience as you begin to transition into your career field upon completion of the internship program and graduation. We look forward to working with you throughout your internship semester.
The major goals of the program are:
Students must apply for the internship the semester before they complete the internship. The Kinesiology majors are eligible to apply for an internship if they:
The internship provides a valuable real-world, degree-related experience that can assist with decisions about interest, career paths, and graduate school. While we strongly encourage students to secure an internship, face-to-face internship is suspended for the academic year (Fall 2020 to Summer 2021) as a part of the university’s effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a result, the Department will allow students who plan to graduate in Spring 2021 to take two 3-credit hour courses in place of completing the internship (KIN 4936) for the spring.
We still think that the internship offers a valuable experience, especially for students who do not have work-experience in the field. If you want to complete the internship in the summer, please carefully review the Internship Manual and the video recording or Power Point Slide on Summer 2021 Internship Eligibility, Requirements, and processes.
If you want to complete an internship at a site that is not on the approved site list, you must notify the internship coordinator, Kelley Reno, at KIN.Internship@utsa.edu by February 15, 2021 to initiate the approval process.
For the Summer 2021 Internship, the student must secure the site and submit the educational work plan to Kelley Reno at KIN.Internship@utsa.edu by April 15, 2021.
For the Fall 2021 Internship, the student must secure the site and submit the educational work plan to Kelley Reno at KIN.Internship@utsa.edu by July 2, 2021.
The Kinesiology Internship program will be virtual/online through the summer. In the fall, students will have three options:
For the Spring 2022 Internship, students must secure the site and submit the educational workplan to Kelley Reno at KIN.Internship@utsa.edu by November 15, 2021.
More information on internship format (virtual, in-person, etc.) will be available here when it is made known to us.
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