RLS425 - Placement Internship

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Subject Title
Placement Internship

Subject Description
The Fitness and Health Promotion placement internship course is composed of a work-integrated learning experience (placement/internship), where a minimum of 80 hours of practical experience is expected to be completed in a professonal setting in the fitness/wellness industry, combined with a weekly classroom component. Information about the students' placement experiences are shared, discussed, and analyzed in the classroom, and verbal discussions and reflection journals are used during the in-class sessions.  The course encourages students to integrate academic learning with the realities of the fitness and health promotion workplace. The internship/placement encourages application of the skills and knowledge from across the program while applying professional standards in the corporate, municipal or commercial fitness health and promotion career settings.

Credit Status
This is a required course in the Fitness and Health Promotion program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Integrate the knowledge of physical literacy, fitness assessment, Health Promotion and nutrition with professional practice in the workplace.
  2. Utilize case studies and personal reflections to evaluate situations and apply problem solving skills to design the most appropriate solutions or interventions.
  3. Develop personal portfolio binder with placement learning objectives and personal career goals
  4. Interact effectively with others and function as a member of a team in a professional setting.
  5. Perform a variety of tasks required of Fitness and Health Promotion professionals such as conduct assessments, exercise prescription, consult and educate in health and wellness in a professional setting.
  6. Incorporate knowledge acquired from semester 1-4 FHP into placement.
  7. Evaluate issues and tasks encountered in the internship.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.