Student Internship Program
APA 4111 Internship/Clinical Experience is a 3 credit course that requires students to complete 100 practical internship hours within a specific field of human kinetics. This capstone experience allows students to make links with the knowledge acquired during their undergraduate studies and the realities of a real work environment. Internships are usually completed with an organization located in the National Capital Region.
Specific objectives of the course
- Apply previously learned concepts and theories in a professional work environment;
- Critically reflect on the concepts and theories learned and how they relate to the realities of the internship location;
- Learn the various policies, methods, procedures and approaches used in a specific field in sport, leisure or physical activity;
- Gain practical work experience;
- Develop a network of key contacts and references.
Note: Starting in 2020/2021 the School of Human Kinetics will be offering a 6 credit internship. Additional parameters and requirements will be implemented.
- Students must be registered to both sections of APA 4111, specifically: APA 4111-1 (Fall) and APA 4111-2(Winter).
- Attendance to all in-class sessions is mandatory.
- Students must have completed all internship requirements (Police Record Check, CPR and First Aid, Immunizations) before starting their internship.
- A minimum of 100 hours must be completed and accounted for by the internship supervisor.
- The internship cannot start before the first class in September and a specific end date will be established in early April.
- A minimum of 40 hours must be completed in each semester.
- A minimum of 7 weeks must be completed in the fall semester.
- A minimum of 7 weeks must be completed in the winter semester.
Process to follow
Step 1: Confirm your eligibility
- All students who wish to complete an internship with the School of Human Kinetics must be enrolled in an undergraduate program with the School of Human Kinetics.
- Students must have completed 81 university credits to register to APA4111 or APA4511.
Step 2: Contact the Office of Risk Management
All students who wish to complete an internship with the School of Human Kinetics must complete the following internship requirements before starting their internship:
- CPR-HCP and First Aid certification,
- Full record of immunization,
- Police record check for vulnerable sector,
- Flu vaccine.
All Internship Requirements should be sent directly to the University of Ottawa’s Risk Management Office.
For more information:
Please contact: Hkin_hsplacement@uottawa.ca.
Office or Risk Management:
1 Nicholas St. (room 1216)
CANADA K1N 7B7
Step 3: Contact and Meet the Internship Coordinator
The Internship Coordinator will begin meeting with students in early May to start planning the 2019/2020 internships in Human Kinetics. The Internship Coordinator will help students explore their internship options and can suggest specific internship locations. The Internship Coordinator must approve every student’s internship location, their designated internship supervisor as well as the student’s tasks and responsibilities.
To schedule a meeting, please complete this form and send it by email to the Internship Coordinator with a copy of your cover letter and resume.
Step 4: Register to APA 4111
APA 4111 is a 3 credit course offered by the School of Human Kinetics of the University of Ottawa. Students can register to APA 4111 through uozone, just like any other university course. The deadline to register for this course is June 30th 2018.
Step 5: Confirm your field of interest
Students will need to complete certain prerequisite courses depending on the chosen internship domain.
Prerequisite courses will vary depending on the specific host organization. The Internship Coordinator of the School of Human Kinetics will discuss these prerequisite courses in more detail with each student individually before approving their internship experience.
Students should have completed the following APA3000 level courses before starting their internship and should be registered to most of the following APA4000 level courses during their internship.
Kinesiology and Rehabilitation
- APA3125 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
- APA3150 Neural Control of Human Movement
- APA3325 Fitness Training Principles
- APA 4313 Exercise and Disease Prevention
- APA 4123 Physical Activity Counselling
- APA 4118 Biomechanical Basis of Injury
- APA 4150 Principles in Psychomotor Rehabilitation
- APA 4160 Fitness Testing and Exercise Prescription
Sport Management and Health Promotion
- APA 2134 Administration of Leisure, Sport and Physical Activity Services
- APA 3113 Management of sporting events and festivals
- APA 4145 Sport and Recreation Marketing
- APA 3122 Physical Activity and Health
- APA 3143 Physical Activity and Community Health
- APA 3142 Sociology of Health in Canada
- APA 4313 Exercise and Disease Prevention
Coaching and High Performance Training
- APA 2111 Intervention Theories
- APA 3111 Intervention Observation and Experimentation
- APA 3116 Principles of Coaching
- APA 3119 Coaching Training Methods
- APA 3324 Technique and strategies in sport
- APA 3325 Fitness Training Principles
- APA 4116 Applied Sport and Performance Psychology
Step 6: Interview with host organization
All host organizations will request the resume and a cover letter of interested student-candidates. A formal interview will take place prior to the start of the fall semester. During the interview, the host organization will present their expectations and discuss the student’s potential tasks and responsibilities. After the interview, the host organization will make the final decision to either accept or reject the student’s internship application.
For more information regarding cover letters and resumes, please visit the University of Ottawa’s Career Development Centre: https://www.uottawa.ca/career-development-centre/job-search
Step 7: Complete your internship
Students can officially begin counting their internship hours after they have attended the first class of APA4511 or APA4111 during the first week of the fall semester.
Students should have completed their 100 hours and submitted all assignments by March 29th, 2019. Specific deadlines will be presented in the course outline.
Step 8: Final Evaluation
APA 4111 follows the University of Ottawa’s alphanumeric grading system. The student’s final mark will be calculated by evaluating the following assignments:
- Preliminary Internship Report: 5%
- Internship Analysis Presentation: 20%
- Report – Evidence Based Practice: 10%
- Weekly journal entries: 5%
- Internship Analysis Report: 20%
- Evaluations by Internship Supervisor: 40%
- Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club
- Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs - Bell Sensplex
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- City of Ottawa - ABI Program
- Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
- Jack Purcell Community Centre
- Pro Set Autism
- Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
- University of Ottawa Heart Institute
- 360 Centre 360
- Altum Health
- Amped Sports Lab
- Bruyère Continuing Care
- Capital Strength Training Systems
- CBI Health Group
- Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
- Football North St.Joe's High School
- Gatineau Olympiques
- Gee-Gees High Performance Centre
- Gee-Gees Women's Basketball team
- Glengarry Memorial Hospital
- Gloucester Skating Club
- Keller Active Health
- Montfort Hospital
- Neurogym Rehab
- Ottawa 67's
- Ottawa Senators
- Sandy Hill Community Health Centre
- Santé Universelle South
- East Ottawa Community Health Centre
- The Ottawa Hospital
- University of Ottawa Heart Institute
- University of Ottawa Sport Services
- University of Ottawa, School Human Kinetics Physical Activity Counselling Program
- All Saints Catholic High School
- Collège Saint-Alexandre de la Gatineau
- École de la Vallée des-Voyageurs
- École élémentaire Franco Jeunesse
- École élémentaire Jeanne-Sauvé
- École secondaire catholique d'Embrun
- École secondaire catholique Garneau
- École secondaire catholique Pierre-Savard
- École secondaire catholique régionale de Hawkesbury
- École secondaire Mont-BleuGlengarry District High School
- OMS Montessori
- Rockland District High School
- St. Mother Teresa High School
- St-Joseph High School
Recreation and Leisure
- Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa
- Creative Wheel Centre
- Kids Fitness League
- Revera Colonel By Residence
- ABC Pediatric Therapies
- Action Potential Rehabilitation
- AMPOS Orthopaedic
- APOLLO Physical Therapy Centres
- BackTracks Health Centre
- Bellefleure Physio
- Integrated Health Care Collective
- Kemptville Physiotherapy Center
- MEDSPORT Ottawa
- Moveo Sports and Manual Physiotherapy
- Optimize Physiotherapy and Sport Medicine
- Ottawa & District Physiotherapy Clinic
- Ottawa Physiotherapy and Sport Clinics
- Pediatric Physio and Occupational Therapy
- Performance Sports Therapy
- Pro Physio
- University of Ottawa Health Services - Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy
- Archery Canada
- Baseball Canada
- Canadian Paralympic Committee
- Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group
- RESEQ de l'Outaouais
- Ringette Canada
- University of Ottawa Sports Services
Important Dates and Deadlines
|Last day to register||Jun. 30th 2018|
|Start of individual meetings with Internship Coordinator||May. 1st 2018|
|Start date||Sept. 7th 2018|
|Deadline to secure a host organization||Sept. 20th 2018|
|End date||Mar. 29th 2019|
Record of Immunization
May. 15th 2018
CPR – HCP and First Aid certification
Aug. 2nd 2018
Police record check for vulnerable populations
Aug. 2nd 2018
Dec. 3rd 2018
For more information regarding the internship program of the School of Human Kinetics, please contact:
School of Human Kinetics
University of Ottawa