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Kinesiology Internship in Australia

Location

Perth, Australia

Program Description

Want on-the-job international preparation for our globalized world? Not sure where to complete your kinesiology or exercise science internship? This is the program for you. In this exciting new JMU program, students will be placed in an internship in kinesiology/exercise science. Most placements will be with a local Australian Rules football team in which students will experience first-hand the sports medicine culture by engaging in numerous activities, including providing assistance in the performance and conditioning activities within the club by conducting various fitness assessments and interpreting results; and developing exercise prescriptions for injured athletes. Get an insiders look at a home-grown Aussie sport that dominates the country.

The internships take place in Perth, along Australia's west coast, known for its wonderful weather, beautiful beaches and laidback feel. Perth is a cosmopolitan city home to a multitude of cafes, restaurants, and cultural activities. JMU partner, The Education Abroad Network (TEAN), provides customized internship placements for JMU students.

Upon arrival students participate in a short orientation that includes an introduction to Australian culture and work environment, an overview of the city and surrounding areas, and preparation for the internship. After orientation, students will be placed in a full time internship for a total of 8 weeks (160+ hours).

Don't waste your summer, take advantage of this opportunity to get international work experience while earning academic credits!

Location Description

Perth is an ideal location for a study abroad experience.  As the capital and largest city of the state of Western Australia, Perth gives you a combination of cosmopolitan life surrounded by incredible natural beauty. When you're not on the job at your internship, spend your free time hiking the trails of Kings Park, take a tour on Swan River, and swim in its beautiful beaches.

Director

Jason Good | goodjl@jmu.edu | Center for Global Engagement

Jana Walters (instructor) | walterjr@jmu.edu | Department of Kinesiology

Accommodations

Lodging provided in university residence halls or apartments.

Students will receive a partial meal stipend.

Additional Items to Consider

Program fee includes internship placement, orientation, health insurance, 24/7 emergency contact information, housing, food stipend, and in-country support in Australia throughout the internship. Airfare and spending money are not included.

While this study abroad program awards kinesiology credits, the experience may fulfill internship requirements for other majors.

Applicant Criteria

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.5

Application Process

This list serves as an application preview. To apply, students will need to complete the following:

  • Study Abroad Online Application ($25 fee)
  • Short Essay 
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Interview with Program Director
  • Official transcript required for non-JMU students

Further details and instructions about these application requirements will be available upon log-in. 

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Application Deadline

Dates


All dates are tentative and subject to change

Courses

KIN 481: Internship in Exercise Science and Leadership (4 credits)

Courses listed here are to be used as a general guideline for program curriculum. *All courses are considered pending until approved by the Academic Department, Program, and/or College.

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