Sport science internships for learning – A critical view

Malone, James J. (2017) Sport science internships for learning – A critical view. Advances in Physiology Education. ISSN 1043-4046 (Accepted for Publication)

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Abstract

Sport science has gained vast popularity with students who have an interest in both physiology and the underpinning mechanisms of exercise concerning performance and health. The high numbers of graduates each year, coupled with the low number of graduate positions working in sport, has led to a high level of competition between students. In order to stand out from the crowd, sport science students may undertake an internship placement as part of their course, designed to enhance theoretical, practical and soft skills in an applied setting. In the present article, we highlight some of the positives and negatives of sport science internships and ways in which they can be implemented and facilitated. Suggestions have also been provided to make students more aware of the reality of working in professional sport, which includes awareness of the potential for long and unsociable hours of work.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: This is the author's version of an article which has been accepted for publication in Advances in Physiology Education. When published, the final version will be available at http://advan.physiology.org/
Keywords: Work Experience: Education; Teaching; Pedagogy
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences
Depositing User: James Malone
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2017 13:50
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 13:50
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/2231

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