Opportunities for Current Students
Internships & Jobs
Types of Careers
- Corporate Wellness programs: Worksite health/fitness promotion and management positions
- Community & Hospital Fitness/Wellness Centers: Wellness directors, fitness coordinators, exercise leaders, personal trainers
- Recreational Organizations: Assistant area supervisors, sports managers, program specialist, etc.
- Teaching and Coaching Careers: Health and physical education teacher certification and preparation for coaching
- Sport Industry: Careers in recreational, scholastic, and professional sport organizations
- Medical Clinics (with more training and/or certification): Exercise testing technicians in hospitals and clinics; fitness leaders in industrial pre-employment and rehabilitation settings
- Graduate and Professional Study: Entry into professional schools in the medical field and graduate studies in Kinesiology
Internship Opportunities in Undergraduate Programs
Internships in the School of Kinesiology give students hands-on experience in applied settings that help students prepare for employment and for further graduate study. Internships are required to complete the BS in Kinesiology in the Fitness Studies, K-12, and Health & PE Certification concentrations, as well as in the BS in Sport Administration. Students can elect to participate in internships in the Human Movement Science concentration in the BS in Kinesiology.
During the last semester of study, students gain valuable on-the-job experience at an approved health/fitness promotion facility consistent with their career/professional interests. Students work a minimum of 300 hours at the facility, document their experiences, create a professional portfolio, and receive six (6) credit hours (pass/fail) toward the degree. This is an excellent opportunity to enhance leadership skills, further develop career goals, and begin making professional contacts.
Students with senior standing and appropriate prerequisites can elect to take up to six (6) hours credit in this practicum. Experiences include observation and practice of skills, techniques, and protocols of patient care in clinics, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, developmental disability centers, and private practices.
Students in their final semester complete a semester-long teaching internship, including experiences at both elementary and secondary levels.
Students with senior standing and appropriate prerequisites gain valuable on-the-job experience at an approved work site in the field of sport administration. They work a minimum of 300 hours at the facility, document their experiences, create a professional portfolio, and receive six (6) credit hours (pass/fail) toward the degree. This is an excellent opportunity to enhance leadership skills, further develop career goals, and being making professional contacts.
Clubs & Organizations
The Association for Pre Physical Therapy Students is committed to helping LSU students to broaden their knowledge of the field of Physical Therapy. Additionally, the club helps those students navigate the application process by offering mock interviews, guest speakers, and service-learning opportunities.
Adele Dupont, President
Christopher Stassi, Vice President
Alyssa Ochoa, Corresponding Secretary
Adam Roussel, Recording Secretary
Rylie Neal, Treasurer
Abigail VanTrieste, Volunteer Chair
Melissa Thompson, Faculty Advisor
The Sport Administration Association is focused on providing experiences, advice, and resources to both current and prospective students in order to promote and enrich the Sport Administration program on campus and in the community.
Kenidee Bailey, President
Emily Farrell, Vice President
Jorge Bello, Treasurer
Myah Desousa, Event Coordinator
Briana Lavigne, Marketing/Social Media Manager
Dee Jacobsen, Faculty Advisor
Ashley Bowers, Faculty Advisor
The Pre-Occupational Therapy Club at LSU strives to promote unity, support, and friendship among the Occupational Therapy student body and faculty. We promise to create opportunities for students to learn more about and foster their passion for Occupational Therapy. LSU's Pre-OT Club is a place where students can increase their awareness of graduate programs and career opportunities through club involvement and service.
Adele Jacobsen, President
Taylor Jarrell, Vice President
Helen Johnson, Secretary
Kori Deslattes, Treasurer
Grace Ann Theriot, Membership Chair
Marissa Boyer, Social Media/PR Chair
Arend Van Gemmert, Faculty Advisor
The Kinesiology Club acquaints students with research and educational developments, promotes professionalism in the Kinesiology field, and provides a resource bank specific to our field, including information about potential employment, as well as professional organization membership and certification. Our club promotes social and academic interaction among graduate and undergraduate Kinesiology students and promotes a physically active lifestyle throughout campus and the surrounding community.
Kristy Le, President
Jessica Philips, Vice President
Kayla Nguyen, Secretary
Summer Nguyen, Treasurer
Lauren White, Officer
Ari Fisher, Faculty Advisor