“Students are benefiting a great deal from applying at least three years of their university education in a practical organizational setting. This type of learning really helps to deepen the meaning of the theoretical knowledge students have gained in the classroom.”
Rebecca Frechette, Placement Coordinator

Welcome to the School of Health and Exercise Sciences Practicum Program

Fourth-year students from the School of Health and Exercise Sciences are extending the walls of their classrooms into the community, where many connections are being made through practical experiences in the workplace.

Our community partners have been very receptive in mentoring our practicum students each year. Some organizations decide to employ our students once they have graduated, based on their excellent experience with the students while on practicum. Through practicum, students are exposed to real-world situations. They become immersed in the culture and operations of the profession in which they’re placed, which provides them with an incredible opportunity to learn and grow as young professionals. Students develop important skills to make a successful transition from the academic world to the workplace, while contributing their fresh perspectives and academic knowledge to an existing organization. Are you a 4th year student ready to get started? You must connect with Rebecca at least 2 months prior to the term start date (eg. the deadline was July 6, 2017 to be force registered in to HMKN 401 for the Winter 2017, Term 1 course). Check out the Pre-Practicum Requirements. Are you a student or alumni looking for employment or volunteer opportunities?