Graduate Internship

UCF Division of Kinesiology

An internship with the Division of Kinesiology is an exciting, hands-on work experience that allows students to apply classroom learning to real-world settings. Students work closely under the guidance and support of an approved preceptor who is an expert in the field of kinesiology or exercise science.

In conjunction with the internship experience, students are simultaneously enrolled in the course ‘APK6946 Graduate Internship in Kinesiology’ and are required to complete class assignments as a part of their interactive learning at sites.  Students who are completing an internship for course credit are required to both work as a student intern at an approved site and complete required coursework in APK6946 as a part of this learner-centered experience.

Students who wish to complete an internship for credit with the Division of Kinesiology can apply after successful completion of their first semester.

Credit Hours/Contact Hours:

  • 3 credit internship (200 contact hours)
  • 6 credit internship (400 contact hours)

Internship Eligibility Requirements:

  • Minimum 3.0 overall GPA
  • Be in their second or subsequent semester of degree progress
  • Be confirmed as eligible by a kinesiology advisor
  • CPR/AED and first aid-certified.  This certification must be active through the entire semester of internship.

Host an Intern

The Division of Kinesiology is pleased to partner with local and national institutions, businesses, hospitals and sports teams that can facilitate student learning opportunities within the career fields of exercise physiology, strength and conditioning, rehabilitation, and kinesiology.  Click below to provide information about your site, experience and preceptor contact information

Important Internship Dates

Spring Application / Summer Internship

Application Portal Dates
Enrollment Begins:2/19/2024
Enrollment Ends:3/27/2024
Deadline to apply:4/10/2024
Mandatory orientation:TBA
Summer C Internship Dates
First day of Internship:5/13/2024
Last day of Internship:8/2/2024
Total Experience:12 Weeks

Summer Application / Fall Internship

Application Portal Dates
Enrollment Begins:
Enrollment Ends:
Deadline to apply:
Mandatory orientation:
Fall Internship Dates
First day of Internship:
Last day of Internship:
Total Experience:16 Weeks

Fall Application / Spring Internship

Application Portal Dates
Enrollment Begins:10/30/23
Enrollment Ends:11/15/23
Deadline to apply:11/22/23
Mandatory orientation:11/28/23
Spring Internship Dates
First day of Internship:01/08/23
Last day of Internship:04/26/23
Total Experience:16 weeks

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Graduate Internship Advisement

Do you have questions, or want to verify your eligibility for an internship with your advisor? Find your point of contact below.

Lana Gidusko's profile picture at UCF

Lana Gidusko, BS

Manager - Academic Support Services
Kinesiology
Location: Education Complex Room: 320D
Phone: 407-823-2595

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