KINESIOL 4EE3: Professional Placement in Kinesiology
The Kinesiology Placement Course is founded on the Experiential, Self-Directed, and Service Learning literature. The placement experience provides the essential links between classroom learning and professional practice by offering students the opportunity to put theory into practice and to apply the “core” knowledge of the Kinesiology sub-disciplines in a real-life experience. Through the Kinesiology Placement course, students will further develop their leadership abilities, communication and problem solving skills, and strengthen their civic responsibility through service in the broader community.
The Kinesiology Placement course involves a partnership between three parties - the student, the course professor, and the placement agency. For the placement agency, the student brings energy and enthusiasm, and a commitment toward the agency meeting its objectives. For the student, the placement provides opportunities for learning that typically does not occur in a regular classroom setting, while offering a professional orientation to a field of study that may expand career choices. For the professor, the course serves as a link to community agencies that provide leadership in sport and physical activity, deliver activity based service programs to the broader population, and offer rehabilitation services for clients requiring specialized care.
Students should attempt to set up their placement for the term prior to enrollment.
Students must submit their completed KINESIOL 4EE3 Placement Enrollment Application to the Undergraduate Studies, Academic Program Advisor via email to email@example.com or in IWC 219C, 30-days prior to the start of the term and enroll prior to the first day of class.
- For the upcoming Fall term, placements should be confirmed by August 1
- For the Winter term, placements should be confirmed by December 1
All required forms for the KINESIOL 4EE3 placement, including additional forms for placements external to McMaster, can be found here.
Please Note: Although forms can be submitted past their due date (but before the start of the term), it is strongly encouraged that all students set up their placement prior to the school year as registration in the course in limited and the course tends to fill up quickly.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT KINESIOL 4EE3:
Am I required to find my own placement?
How do I go about finding my placement?
Are the deadlines final?
What are my placement obligations? What is required from my supervisor?
Note: Some placements require more than the minimum 60 hours. You are required to see your placement through to completion, regardless if you have achieved your 60 hours already, as per our agreement with your supervisor at the start of the placement.