Students in the Kinesiology & Nutrition program participate in significant and often prestigious internships as a part of their preparation for Physical Therapy school, Occupational Therapy School or entrance into the Fitness Industry. Students are often given the opportunity to shadow professionals in their chosen fields, as well. Certain internships attained by past students have included work with: Cooper Aerobics Center and Clinic in Dallas, Durango Sports Club in Colorado, Four Seasons Sports Club in Houston and Hendrick Health Club in Abilene.
Nutrition students are given opportunities to engage in a variety of practicum that prepare them for entry into the nutrition profession. Observations in food service, hospital settings and many other venues are provided. Students in the NDPD concentration may apply for dietetic internships their last semester and may enter those positions post-graduation.
An internship experience is required by our KINE degree. The major and the advisor will work together to select a site which will best fit that student's needs. Nutrition students may apply for dietetic internships across the nation during their last semester at ACU, and upon completion, may take the Registered Dietitian exam.
A list of previous/current internships are available upon request.
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Our students also have several opportunities to serve in the community. Students have participated in Special Olympics, Hippotherapy, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and many other local non-profit organizations.