Internships & Practicums

Internships in the College of Health & Human Performance are considered the capstone experience and are a distinguishing feature of the HHP student journey. The majority of HHP majors require completion a full semester of internship at the conclusion of their academic program. This internship requirement must be completed prior to graduation during the semester of expected graduation, and after all other coursework has been successfully completed. Registration in non-internship coursework during the final semster will not be permitted. Credit hours for the internship requirement are included in the credit hour total required for graduation.

Practicums are designed to allow students to receive academic credit for volunteer/work experiences in a major/content related field. Practicums often compliment the student's classroom experience and help students gain practical work experience in a realistic work setting. Practicum coursework is optional in HHP majors. 


Internship Eligibility

To be eligible students must:

  • Have completed ALL courses and be eligible to graduate upon successful completion of the internship semester. This includes, but is not limited to, majors, minors/certificates, flex learning, general education, study abroad and prerequisites for graduate programs.
  • Have a UF, upper-division cumulative major and universal tracking GPA of at least a 2.0, with no I, N or NG grades or flags.
  • Have no deficit points.
  • Have all grades posted to UF transcript two weeks prior to starting internship.
  • Have submitted all internship materials by the deadlines set by their department and have been approved for internship.

Students can only register and attempt to successfully complete practicum (if required by major) and internship two times. If unable to successfully complete after two attempts the student may be dismissed from the program.

To view internship details specific to your department, please click below or contact the appropriate department internship coordinator:

Applied Physiology & Kinesiology  >>  Undergraduate

Internship Coordinator: Blain Harrison 

Health Education & Behavior  >>  Undergraduate

Internship Coordinator: Holly Moses

Sport Managment  >>  Undergraduate

Internship Coordinator: Doug DeMichele

Tourism, Hospitality & Event Managment  >>  Undergraduate

Internship Coordinator: Ron Gromoll


Practicums

Practicum experience credt hours were created to provide undergraduate students with hands-on experience in their field of study. Practicum students maintain a part-time workload in a setting appropriate to their specialization. This practical experience provides students an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills attained in class to actual experiences. There are unique requirements for eligibilty depending on major or program, so be sure to read through your department's specific information: