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Kelley Reno

Kelley Reno, MS, Kinesiology Internship Coordinator

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:

  • To prepare students for entry into the kinesiology-related fields
  • To integrate classroom-based knowledge and skills in daily professional practice
  • To provide students the opportunity to learn how to interact with patients/clients and individuals with various roles within a company/organization in a professional manner
  • To provide students the opportunity to learn about the structure, administration, and activities of a company/organization
  • To provide students with an opportunity to network with professionals in the kinesiology-related fields

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:

  • Have a minimum UTSA GPA of 2.5.
  • Are within 13 hours of completing all degree requirements of the major and support work to complete the internship during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Are within 7 hours of completing all degree requirements of the major and support work to complete the internship during the 10-week summer session.

Summer 2021 Internship Registration

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.

  • Students can take any upper-division (3000, 4000) KIN course or any upper-division (3000, 4000) HTH course that is not already needed for their degree plan.
  • Previously taken courses can be substituted for the internship class if they meet the criteria above.
  • If the courses have prerequisites, students will need to obtain permission from the instructor and department chair to enroll in those courses.
  • Once you have registered for your two courses, please email your advisor so they can adjust your degree plan, and copy KIN.Internship@utsa.edu so the department is aware of your decision.

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.

Fall 2021 Internship Options

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.

Due date for new site recommendation: May 14

The Kinesiology Internship program will be virtual/online through the summer. In the fall, students will have three options:

  • Virtual Internship- 200 hours (semester)
  • Face-to-Face Internship- 300 hours (semester)
  • Two Replacement Courses for KIN 4936 (replacement courses must be upper division HTH/KIN courses)

Spring 2022 Internship Information

  • September 14: Due date for new site recommendations
  • November 15: Educational Workplan due for students who want to complete a spring internship

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.

Key Internship Documents

Summer 2021 Internship Eligibility, Requirements, and processes (Video Recording) | (ppt)

Internship Manual (Revised for Fall 2020-Summer 2021)

Educational Work Plan

New site request

Internship Sites – Sites that you can work remotely are indicated by (*)

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Department of Kinesiology

Phone: 210-458-6023
Fax: 210-458-5873
Location: MB 3.324
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San Antonio, TX 78249-1644