Third year Sport and Exercise Science (SES) and Sport and Exercise Management (SEM) students undertake a 140-210 hour internship with an organisation related to their professional aspirations. Internships allow students to gain practical experience in a professional environment and are a great opportunity to develop industry contacts. Students may also elect to enrol in an internship subject in Spring session of their second year. This allows for greater flexibility over the summer break and a wider variety of sporting options for the internship.
An internship requires students to:
- Negotiate a program of work with an appropriate organisation in order to achieve a defined set of learning objectives
- Work a minimum of 140 hours in an approved organisation
- Reflect on the learning outcomes in an academic report and journal.
Arranging an internship
Students can arrange their internship in a number of ways. By third year many students have a strong preference for the kind of organisation they would like to intern with and arrange their placement accordingly. Other students make use of the extensive network of contacts held by the faculty, or respond to one of the internship opportunities advertised on the Sport and Exercise Internship / Practicum forum on UTSOnline.
UTS students have completed internships with a range of organisations including:
- Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)
- Camp Quality
- South Sydney Rabbitohs RLFC
- Sydney Cricket Ground Trust
- Waratahs Rugby Union
- Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney
Read about internship experiences from a student perspective
- Bachelor of Arts in Human Movement Studies (now titled Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science), Matt Pine
- Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Management, Michael Sullivan