Experiential Learning Component
The Kinesiology major includes numerous experiential components, which are purposely and developmentally built across the curriculum. These components begin in the first year introductory courses and continue through the hierarchy of courses culminating with the Senior Seminar course. After the first year, each student will experience a field placement in a kinesiology related setting. Ideally, each major would enroll in the Field Experience in the sophomore year. During the junior or senior years, a student who meets the designated criteria could opt to apply to complete an Internship in Kinesiology.
KI 3850 Field Experience in Kinesiology will serve as a foundational experience in which the student begins to contextualize those fundamental concepts of the discipline. The experiences in this course will provide for more knowledgeable consideration of future professional aspirations.
Typical Field Experience and/or Internship placement sites/organizations would include privately owned fitness centers, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, Special Olympics, youth sports leagues, city/town recreation centers, local and regional ski areas, public school physical education and after school programs, and the recreation and tourism components operated by NH State government agencies.