Health and Human Performance
high impact practices, sub-disciplines, assessment, student learning outcomes
The purpose of this paper is to summarize the 2018 American Kinesiology Association (AKA) pre-workshop on best practices in internships. This pre-workshop contained 2 keynote speakers, 5 ignite sessions, and 6 round-table discussions looking at the status of internships in departments of kinesiology, nationally. It is clear kinesiology does not have a common practice for implementing internships. Given the many variables in respect to offering an internship, such as: curricular mandates, faculty workload policy, community partner availability, program outcomes, student learning objectives, and assessment tools this is not surprising. Perhaps we should rethink the notion that there is a set of best practices that guide internship development and consider the possibility that internships will look different at various institutions for valid reasons.
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Human Kinetics Publishers
Urtel, M., Michaliszyn, S. F., & Stiemsma, C. L. (2018). Internships in Kinesiology: Reconsidering Best Practices. Kinesiology Review, 7 (4), 350. https://doi.org/10.1123/kr.2018-0036