This course is the third of three courses which will provide supervised practical experience in the area of sports science. It provides the students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge of sports science, performance, and testing/monitoring in an athletic setting. This involves planned learning experiences with an athletic team at various stages of the training program and season. Students will have the opportunity to observe and then model the functions of a performance specialist. Through the combination of planned learning activities and professional interaction, the students will demonstrate an increasing level of proficiency in providing and evaluating comprehensive training to athletes and teams within the athletic setting. Students will be assigned to their same primary site as the fall and spring term; however, selected rotations outside of the primary site may be necessary to provide appropriate learning activities. This course will build on skills mastered in HRS 2626 and HRS 2627 and will provide the students supervised practical experiences to develop and master new skills including interpreting athlete/team data, implementing training plans, and evaluating outcomes. During this course, the student will complete their Capstone project. This project will give each student the opportunity to work independently on a sports science or performance outcome with their practicum site. The project should focus on an area that is relevant to the site's Sports Science/Performance Department and/or the field of sports science. This is a three-term project that will build on the project content from HRS 2626 and HRS 2627.
Grading Basis
Grad HSU Basis
Practicum - Required
HRS 2663
Academic Group
Sch of Hlth & Rehab Scs
Academic Organization
SHRS - Graduate Education
Pittsburgh Campus