Students in the Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management are learning their trades before graduation through an internship class that places them in local businesses or campus departments.
By allowing students to get credit for their work in professional settings, both the department and the students are benefiting, explained Dr. Michael Dupper, who oversees the program.
In addition, many of the partner businesses have reported the interns are involved in day-to-day operations over the course of the internships, he said.
Marlee Kevech (BS 09) interned this past spring with local chiropractor Dr. Tripp Henderson. Kevech, from Washington, Pa., is attending New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, N.Y., this fall.
She said she would encourage other students to take advantage of the internship course. “It is a great experience, and it definitely helps you make your mind up whether or not it is the best career choice for you,” she said.