- Physical Education
Physical Education students complete a practicum with 60 hours of field experience during senior seminar, PEP 4990. The course instructor assists students in selecting appropriate field placement sites for their goals. Following PEP 4990, students must apply for the appropraite educational licensure through the WSU Department of Teacher Education for student teaching the following semester. Student teaching is coordinated through the Student Teacher Office. For more information, contact professor Mandy Kirkham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sport Coaching Education
Sport Coaching Education students complete a minimum of 180 hours of coaching field experience through PEP 4860C. While students are only required to complete 180 hours, the season for the sport at a student's field site may last longer than 180 hours. In these cases, students are encouarged to continue through the end of the season when possible. For assistance in selecting a field location and for more information, contact contact Chad Smith at email@example.com.
- Outdoor & Community Recreation Education
OCRE students complete 60 hours of pre-internship field experience in OCRE 2890. OCRE students then complete 400 hours of internship field experience in OCRE 4890. Students may select an internship site of their own choosing, or find one on the list of OCRE Internship Sites. For assistance in selecting an internship site as well as registering for the relevant courses, contact Jon Griffith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Health Promotion
Health Promotion students complete 60 internship hours per credit hour of HLTH 4860. These hours must include responsibilities that directly relate to the field of health promotion and should reflect the Responsibilities and Competencies of a Health Education Specialist. Students do not receive credit for simply observing or shadowing practitioners or providers, nor do students receive credit retroactively for prior experience. Students may select an internship site of their own choosing, or find one on the list of Health Promotion Internship Sites.
Once a site is selected, students should complete the Health Promotion Internship Contract and contact the on-site internship supervisor for their review and signature. The Health Promotion internship coordinator, Brittni Strickland, can assist students in finding a site and course registration. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Internships & Field Placements
Before registering for an internship course, students must determine how many credits will be taken during the upcoming semester. Students must complete 60 internship hours for each credit hour. Students can check with the internship advisor for their program to be sure they will have enough upper-division hours to graduate (40 minimum).
- Health Promotion: Brittni Strickland, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Outdoor & Community Recreation Education: Jon Griffith, email@example.com
- Physical Education: Mandy Kirkham, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sport Coaching Education: Chad Smith, email@example.com
Instructions and Information
New Internship Sites
Students are welcome to establish a connection with a new site (one at which a WSU student has not interned), but should be aware that this may require more time than an established site. New sites will occasionally require a contract of agreement between the site and Weber State University, and it is not uncommon for this process to take more than a month.
Internship/field placement coordinators will visit field sites, typically half way through the semester. This visit will include a meeting with the student and the site supervisor to discuss the student's internship activities/projects. For students at distant field sites where in-person visits are not possible, internship/field placement coordinators will arrange a call instead.