Experiential Learning and Internships

Students can expect to learn and develop hands-on skills to properly assess fitness, prescribe exercise, and motivate clients to achieve their health and wellness goals.

Exercise Science

The Exercise Science curriculum provides students with multiple experiential learning opportunities. A few recent activities include:

  • ECG Screening with Young Hearts for Life

  • Program Design for athletic populations

  • Heart and Lung Assessment with College of Nursing and Health Science Simulation lab

  • Maximal Cardiopulmonary testing with a variety of populations

  • Senior Fitness Testing as part of Exercise for Varied Populations

  • 1-on-1 client testing and exercise prescription as part of the Capstone Experience

  • First aid and CPR/AED Certification


Exercise Science students complete a self-selected, 250-hour internship related to exercise science during their last semester. During this experience students are expected to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned throughout the program.

Past Student Internship Locations

Graduates of the Exercise Science Program at Lewis University have completed internships at the following sites:

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