This course includes a fitness internship; one of the unique benefits of going through the online ACSM course is the opportunity to practice your skills in health, medical, and fitness setting through our field internship experience. Because we can educate students globally, you can work with their instructor on selecting an internship site in the United States or internationally at health and fitness facilities and chains on an ongoing basis. Learn to work with professionals in the fitness and health industry for hands-on experience working with members at fitness facilities and health centers. You intern for 60 total hours in this course.
How it works: You will research and find sites of interest with the instructor's help. The internship site coordinator and you will agree to an hourly/weekly schedule that accommodates everyone's schedule. It is reviewed by the instructor and confirmed. The internship site coordinator tracks hours and completes an evaluation form at the end of the internship, confirming hours served and providing you an evaluation. During the internship, you will complete projects and evaluate the site as if you were a fitness/health manager and give the site a final grade for future reference.
Disclaimer: This course does not have an externship program through ed2go. Please check with your instructor for more information regarding externship opportunities.