Health Sciences

School of Health Studies

Health Studies Practicum

The practicum course in the School of Health Studies allows students to put into practice their knowledge of health and health care by working with a community partner.  A variety of practicum placements are available for students to enhance their learning and gain practical experience. Placements may be available in the areas of senior exercise and lifestyle, physical activity and rehabilitation, health policy, health promotion, health equity, nutrition, mental health and wellness, or other areas as appropriate. The practicum is offered in half- and full-year placements.

Length: 4-months (0.5 credit) or 8 months (1.0 credit)
Time of Year: Fall (September - December); Winter (January - April); or full year (September to April)
Paid or unpaid: Unpaid
Commitment: 6-8 hours per week, minimum of 75 hours/term for 0.5 credit
Program: Students must be in 4th year in Honours Specialization Health Studies with a 75% cumulative average
Location: London and area
Start date/End date: Fall or Winter term
Contact: Lisa Metselaar, lmetsela@uwo.ca, 519-661-2111 ext. 88959


Rehabilitation Sciences Practicum

This experiential learning course offers an in-depth examination of the required background, concepts, and practical considerations related to a series of rehabilitation practices selected to expose the student to a broad range of activities over several patient populations and associated with a variety of health care disciplines.

Length: 8 months (1.0 credit)
Time of Year: Full year (September-April)
Paid or unpaid: Unpaid
Commitment: 6-8 hours per week
Program: Students must be in the 4th year in Honours Specialization Health Studies or Honours Specialization in Rehabilitation Sciences with a 75% cumulative average
Location: Parkwood Hospital
Contact: Lisa Metselaar, lmetsela@uwo.ca, 519-661-2111 ext. 88959 and Dr. Dalton Wolfe

 


Health Studies Internship

Students will participate in a long-term internship in an area broadly related to the field of Health Studies. Students work with the Experiential Learning and Placement Coordinator to locate and apply to suitable internship positions.

Length: 8, 12, or 16 months
Paid or unpaid: Paid
Commitment: Full-time hours
Program: Completion of 2nd year with a minimum average of 70%
Start date/End date: May, September, or January
Contact: Lisa Metselaar, lmetsela@uwo.ca, 519-661-2111 ext. 88959 

 


School of Kinesiology

Kinesiology Practicum

The practicum course in the School of Kinesiology allows students to put into practice their knowledge by working with a community organization. A variety of practicum placements are available for students to enhance their learning and gain practical experience. Placements may be available in the areas of senior exercise & fitness, youth exercise & fitness, rehabilitation (seniors), rehabilitation (athletes), coaching, sport psychology, fitness assessment, fitness and education, strength & conditioning, allied health (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic), ergonomics, or other areas as appropriate.

Length: 4 months (0.5 credit) or 8 months (1.0 credit)
Time of Year: Fall (September - December); Winter (January - April); or full year (September to April)
Paid or unpaid: Unpaid
Commitment: 6-8 hours per week; minimum of 75 hours/term for 0.5 credit
Program: Students must be in the 4th year in Honours Specialization Kinesiology with a 70% modular average
Location: London and area
Start date/End date: Fall or Winter term
Contact: Lisa Metselaar, lmetsela@uwo.ca, 519-661-2111 ext. 88959


Practicum in Clinical Kinesiology

This course is intended to provide students with a ‘hands-on’ learning experience in the very important and growing field of Clinical Kinesiology. Having been introduced to Clinical Kinesiology practice in their course work (e.g., kinesiology in Ontario healthcare, ethics/privacy, program models, clinical assessment, exercise prescription, note taking) students will have the opportunity to turn theory into practice in this exciting 8month clinical placement opportunity. Placements will occur mostly in hospital- and community-based chronic disease prevention and management programs but other contexts (e.g., sport or performance-based opportunities) are possible as well. Students will develop and refine clinical and non-clinical skills that fall within a Registered Kinesiologist’s Scope of Practice throughout their placement (see The College of Kinesiologists of Ontario’s Scope of Practice under ‘Standards and Resources’ at www.coko.ca).

Length: 8 months (1.0 credit)
Commitment: 8-10 hours/week, Full year (September - April)
Location: London and area
Program: Enrolled in 4th year of the Clinical Kinesiology module
Contact: Lisa Metselaar, lmetsela@uwo.ca, 519-661-2111 ext. 88959 and Dr. Marc Mitchell


Sport Management Practicum

The Sport Management practicum provides an opportunity for students to observe and practice sport management processes and skills; understand the value of management theory in addressing sport management issues in the field; gain basic competencies in the practical use of micro-computers; and satisfy individual objectives and interests in the area of sport management.

Length: 4 months (0.5 credit)
Time of Year: Winter (January - April)
Paid or unpaid: Unpaid
Commitment: 6-8 hours per week; minimum of 75 hours/term for 0.5 credit
Contact: Lisa Metselaar, lmetsela@uwo.ca, 519-661-2111 ext. 88959


Practicum in Athletic Injuries

This course is intended to provide the student with a hands on learning environment. Students will become the student trainer for an assigned varsity athletic team. Students will be responsible for all pre- and post-practice care of the athletes on their team such as taping, stretching, and injury assessment. During the practice and game periods, students will be directly responsible for the on-field acute care of these athletes. Class time will be spent refining acute injury management skills, acute injury assessment skills, as well as some basic rehabilitation skills. These will be taught through both lecture and hands-on learning. The student trainers will also have the opportunity to spend time volunteering in the Fowler /Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic. It should be understood that the practicum is in effect for the full academic year and, although responsibilities with a team will cease prior to the completion of the academic year, the student will be required to attend classes and to lend service when or as needed. As a student trainer, students will be required to attend all practices and games. Students will receive the same considerations as any member of the team during away games.

Length: 8 months (1.0 credit)
Paid or unpaid: Unpaid
Commitment: Full year (September - April); hours vary depending on the type of sport and the timing of the athletic season during the school year
Start date/End date: September to April
Contact: Dave Humphreys


Kinesiology Internship

Students will participate in a long-term internship in an area broadly related to the field of Kinesiology. Students work with the Experiential Learning and Placement Coordinator to locate and apply to suitable internship positions.

Length: 8, 12, or 16 months
Paid or unpaid: Paid
Commitment: Full-time hours
Program: Completion of 2nd year with a minimum average of 70%
Start date/End date: May, September, or January
Contact: Lisa Metselaar, lmetsela@uwo.ca, 519-661-2111 ext. 88959