Vancouver IslandUniversity

Kinesiology Internship


Learn Beyond the Classroom

The Kinesiology program provides students with the knowledge and experience to pursue careers in education, fitness/wellness management, movement science, outdoor leadership, rehabilitation sciences, coaching, athlete development and sports administration. As such, the internship options available to students in this program are varied and diverse. Students complete an internship in their third year of the program, allowing them to return to their studies in the fourth year with some interesting field experience and knowledge. Their internship experiences often help to inform the research they carry out in their final year and cement the direction they want to take their career. Many students in this program pursue graduate studies upon completion of their degree, so their internship experience in the field helps add value and diversity to their application.

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Student Story

"Taking the KIN Internship course was one of the best decisions I could’ve made to launch into my professional career. Through the internship program I learned the key skills needed to take my first steps into the professional world, like learning how to write a professional resume and prepare for an interview. I was put out of my comfort zone but gained the skills and knowledge that allowed me to complete two successful internships. My internship experience was one that I really value, and I credit my professional confidence and maturity to the internship program. I am now entering the workforce as a well-equipped Kinesiology graduate with the experience and professionalism needed to peruse my career goals."

Hayley Tait,  Kinesiology Student

Active Solutions Health + Sport
Advanced Health + Sports Clinic
CBI Health
City of Yellowknife
Island Optimal Health + Performance
KnptnFit Strength and Conditioning

Loaded Movement Academy
Nanaimo Buccaneers Junior B Hockey Club
Regional Cadet Support Unit (RCSU) Northwest
School for Strength
Sharpe Occupational Therapy Services Inc.
Urban Life Solutions (ULS)

Valley Physiotherapy
Vancouver Island Physiotherapy Clinic
Wildewood Health
Woodgrove Pines Clinic


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