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Practicum Positions & Requirements

NEW! Practicum positions in inclusion, coaching, dance and more. 

The Practicums that are offered through the Faculty of Kinesiology have been one of my favourite parts of my undergraduate degree.  It is great to see how the knowledge that we are learning in our courses is used in the real world and it is an awesome opportunity to get hands-on experience to learn about future careers.

Sage Stefani

Winter 2023 & Spring 2023 Practicums

Practicum overview

Students gain course credits and professional experience by taking a practicum. It's a great way to gain insight into a potential career path and start building a professional network before graduation. Kinesiology students can complete up to three different practicum positions.

Are you a kinesiology student interested in exploring your career options through work integrated learning?

See below for requirements and information on over 80 practicum positions.

Are you an organization interested in providing students with work experience in the field of kinesiology through a practicum? 

Practicum requirements 

  • must be a current UCalgary kinesiology student
  • in good academic standing
  • successful completion 20 courses (60 units); 10 courses (30 units) must be labelled KNES
  • meet the practicum placement requirements described in the position description
  • Practicums must be new to you to maximize learning
  • Kinesiology students are permitted a maximum of one practicum in a term, a maximum of three practicums in their degree and may not repeat practicums with the same organization.

What will the practicum course entail?

  • Attend a mandatory orientation at the beginning of the term.
  • Complete 60-72 hours within the term dates, and meet the expectations of the practicum position.  Grading is CR/F and has no GPA weight.
  • Complete a mid-point evaluation with your on-site supervisor.
  • Complete a final evaluation with your on-site supervisor.

How to enrol in a practicum course

The following steps are required to enroll in KNES 441, 443 or 445 practicum courses.

Check the criteria

Review the list of practicums below, and ensure you meet the position criteria.

Email the on-site supervisor listed in the position description to arrange for an interview (mid July for Fall, late October for Winter, late February for Spring; unless otherwise noted).

Include an up to date resume

A brief introduction to yourself in the body of the email

A concise reason why you're interested in the position.

At the interview

Bring the following to the interview.

A current resume

Your term schedule and any personal scheduling so you can discuss availability

The  practicum application with the student portion completed. If you're the successful candidate, the supervisor will complete their portion of the application form and return it to you.

Once a practicum application is signed with an organization, students must honour that commitment.

Register for the course.

Students must submit the completed application, along with any required documentation, to knespracticum@ucalgary.ca by the stated deadline. The advisors will review and email you to register in the practicum course. Next steps will be posted in the D2L shell.  Late applications will not be permitted.

Fall 2023 (Sept 5 - Dec 6) 

Contact the on-site supervisor starting in mid July.

Application and documents deadline is 11:59 pm on August 28.

Complete 5 - 6 hours per week within the term. 

Winter 2024 (Jan 8 - April 9) 

Email the on-site supervisor late October.

Application and documents deadline is 11:59 pm on January 2.  

Complete 5-6 hours per week within the term. 

Spring 2024 (May 6 - June 17)

Contact the on-site supervisor in late February.

Application and documents deadline is 11:59 pm April 29.

Complete 10 - 12 hours per week within the term. 

The kinesiology advisors must post permission for you to register in the practicum course once your completed application is submitted and approved by the advising office. Late applications will not be accepted. Contact us.

Practicum Positions

Children - Programs/Therapy

"For me, as a student, with my life so structured, I felt so free and I enjoyed being with the kids, because you get to be a kid yourself. We taught kids how to move and introduced some fundamental movement skills into their lives. I made lesson plans every week based on what the kids enjoyed."

Nimra Ali, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Distinction, 2021


Program Assistant - On and Off Campus

Company: Active Life Specialized Programs run by the Autism Aspergers Friendship Society (AAFS).

Updated for Spring 2024

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

A recreation program for people on the Autism Spectrum. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Children's Coach/Swimming Instructor - Off Campus

Company: Just Keep Swimming, located at Crowfoot YMCA

Terms: Fall or Winter

Assist children with mild to moderate neurological and development disabilities to become comfortable in the water and ultimately swim confidently. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Children's Physical Literacy Assistant Instructor - Off Campus

Company: Monkeynastix

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Provides fun and challenging physical literacy lessons at preschools, daycares and after school programs around Calgary. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Children's Accessibility Program Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Getting Ready for Inclusion Today (GRIT)

Terms: Fall or Winter

Individualized early childhood education program for preschool children with accessibility considerations.

Position description & application (PDF)

Child and Youth Adapted Physical Activity Leader - Off Campus

Company: Families of Alberta for Conductive Education (FACE)

Terms: Fall, Winter, Spring

Deliver programs to children and young adults with Cerebral Palsy and other neuromotor conditions. Conductive education classes are run in groups with one-on-one support offered to each participant.

Position description & application (PDF)

Program Leader - Off Campus

Company: Vecova Aquatics Health and Fitness

Terms: Fall, Winter, Spring

Assist in the development and delivery of adaptive programs for diverse populations.

Position description & application (PDF)

Children's Adapted Recreation Leader - Off Campus

Company: Vecova Aquatics Health and Fitness

Terms: Fall, Winter, Spring

Assist in the development and delivery of adaptive programs for Children and Youth.

Position description & application (PDF)

Program Navigation Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Calgary Adapted Hub powered by Jumpstart

Terms: Fall, Winter, Spring

This position offers real-world experience working for a community driven collective while working with a range of families of children and youth with disabilities.

Position description & application (PDF)

Chiropractic Care/ Osteopathy

"My practicum experience gave me the opportunity to get a better grasp of my aspiring career; not only did it allow for a more hands-on experience to interact with clients, but it has also allowed me to learn first-hand the meaningful work that professionals do for each and every person. It has harmoniously supplemented my career choice moving forward, and I am extremely grateful to have had this opportunity during my undergraduate degree!"

Chelsea Lee, BKin 2022


Chiropractic Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Balanced Health and Sports Therapy.

Terms: Fall or Winter

Family and sports-oriented clinic specializes in the multi-treatment approach for managing/preventing musculoskeletal injuries.

Position description & application (PDF)

Chiropractic Assistant - Off Campus

Company: The Vital Posture™ Clinic – National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA).

Terms: Fall or Winter 

Restore the appropriate biomechanical and positional relationship between the head and neck.

Position description & application (PDF)

ON HOLD - Osteopath Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Calgary West Osteopathic Wellness (WOW) Centre.

On Hold

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Uses a drug-free non-invasive manual medicine for total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Exercise Physiology

"In my Human Performance Lab (HPL) practicum with the Exercise Physiology MEGA lab, I supervised the collection of physiological & affective data during participant visits and maximal exercise testing sessions. I learned a great deal as I got to see the science we discuss in KNES 373 & other exercise physiology courses come to life. I enjoyed this experience so much that I became a summer student and an Honours student in the MEEP lab".

Timi Ajayi, Human Performance Lab


Exercise Physiology (applied) Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Canadian Sport Institute (CSIAB) Alberta. 

Terms: Fall or Spring

Pre-screen and test athletes/test participants in the Sport Performance Lab. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Exercise Physiology (applied) Assistant - On Campus (Foothills)

Company: Clinical & Transitional Exercise Physiology (CTEP) Lab, University of Calgary.

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Fostering a healthier Canada by advancing the field of exercise physiology for the prevention and management of disease. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Exercise Physiology Assistant - Off Campus

Company: TCR Sport Lab.

Terms: Fall or Winter

Applied testing and training centre for the general public using advanced equipment. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Exercise Physiology Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Copeman Healthcare Canada Inc.

Terms: Fall or Winter

Complete health care including screenings and disease prevention programs.

Position description & application (PDF)

Health Promotion and Community Engagement

"During my practicum at Rocky Ridge Retirement Community, I worked with Dementia Care Residents and had the opportunity to apply exercise science principles by helping make exercise plans, as well as facilitating the exercise program. My idea to develop a dance and movement therapy program for these residents, was encouraged and supported by my supervisors.  Everyone was very supportive and encouraging, which made learning how to work with these residents even more fun!"

S. Sadhwani, 2023


Special Programs Assistant

Company: Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA)

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

ARPA's purpose is to collaboratively (re)create healthy citizens, communities and environments, enhancing the wellbeing of Albertans. This role will focus on supporting programs and projects within recreation in Alberta. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Assistant

Company: University of Calgary, Faculty of Kinesiology

Terms: Fall or Winter

Assist the Faculty of Kinesiology's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) initiatives such as workshops, working groups, scholarship funding, and content creation. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Recreation Aide - Off Campus

Company: Rocky Ridge Retirement Community

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Assist in the facilitation of activities and exercises for people living with Level 4 Dementia.

Position description & application (PDF) 

Communications & Marketing Assistant - On Campus

Company: University of Calgary, Dinos Communications

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Communicating the successes of the University of Calgary's varsity teams and athletic clubs. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Nutrition and Exercise Community Outreach Support - Off Campus

Company: NSTEP (Nutrition, students, teachers, exercising and parents). 

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Creates, develops and implements interactive nutrition and physical activity programs for children and communities.

Position description & application (PDF) 

Health Promotion Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Healthy Dancer Canada (HDC)

Terms: Fall 

Organization committed to enhancing the health, well-being, and performance of all dancers.

Position description & application (PDF)

Kinesiology Communications Assistant - On Campus

Company: University of Calgary, Faculty of Kinesiology Communications

Terms: Fall, Winter, Spring

Assists the Kinesiology Communications team in creating and disseminating content for one of the top sport science schools in the world. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Customer Experience Advisor - Off Campus

Company: AdaptAbility Store, University District

Terms: Fall, Winter, Spring          

AdaptAbility is a store that provides products and tools for children and adults with diverse and special needs. 

Position description & application (PDF)

UC Dance and Youth Peer Leader Coordinator & Research Assistant

Company: University of Calgary, Faculty of Kinesiology / East Side Dance Festival+

Terms: Winter           

Working with representatives of East Side Dance Festival+ and the Practicum Supervisor to develop a peer mentorship program suitable for high school dance students and planning a campus tour for participating ESDF+ high schools. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Educational Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Wheelchair Sport Alberta

Terms: Winter, Spring          

Our Mission is to facilitate sporting opportunities for Albertan’s living with physical impairments and/or wheelchair athletes to develop and compete at all levels from club to national.

Position description & application (PDF)

Kinesiology

"Completing a practicum was extremely rewarding and helped me narrow down what I want to do once I graduate. It allowed me to network with amazing industry professionals and gain knowledge and confidence that I will use as I move forward with my degree and beyond."

Rebecca Bercha, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, 2023


Kinesiology Assistant - Off Campus

Company: WELL Health Technologies Corp: INLIV

Updated for Spring 2024

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Delivers premium corporate, executive and personal health services.  Under supervision, the practicum student will assist exercise physiologist with exercise testing and prescription.

Position description & application (PDF)

ON HOLD - Kinesiology Assistant - Off Campus

Company: United Active Living.

Terms: On Hold

Develop and implement programs and services supporting residents for “Live Well in Our Community.” 

Position description & application (PDF)

Kinesiology Assistant - On Campus

Company: University of Calgary, Staff Wellness 

Terms: Fall or Winter

Ergonomics for employees ensuring a safe and comfortable work place. 

Position Description & application (PDF)

Neurology

"I can confidently say that my practicum experience has been extremely beneficial for both my academic career and personal growth. It has opened up valuable paths that will enhance my future career in medicine through the gain of practical knowledge, theoretical knowledge, and relevant connections."

David Adriano, Spring 2022 Practicum


Neuro Recreation Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (ARBI).

Terms: Fall or Winter

Rehabilitation & recreation programming for those with moderate to severe acquired brain injury including strokes.

Position description & application (PDF)

Neuro Rehab/Exercise Instructor Assistant - On Campus

Company: University of Calgary Rehabilitation and Fitness Program. 

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Provides those with physical disabilities the opportunity to continue their rehab and fitness goals in a community setting.

Position description & application (PDF)

Neuro Rehab Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (ARBI).

Terms: Fall or Winter

Rehab programming for individuals with moderate to severe acquired brain injury including strokes.

Position description & application (PDF)

Neuro Rehab/Kinesiology Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Alberta.

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Provides support, service, information and advocacy to Albertans with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities.

Position description & application (PDF)

Occupational Therapy

"My practicum placement was a great way to learn and be part of a field that I was already interested in. It gave me the opportunity to really understand what I was getting myself into, and appreciate it even more."

Kevin Guan, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, 2023


Occupational Therapy Assistant - Off Campus

Company:  Renfrew Educational Services.

Terms: Fall or Winter

Offers early childhood services and elementary education programs for children with special needs.

Position description & application (PDF)

Occupational Therapy Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Providence Children

Terms: Fall or Winter

Provides educational and therapeutic services to preschool aged children with disabilities.

Position description & application (PDF)

Occupational Therapy Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Lead Foundation.

Terms: Winter only

Work with children (and their families) who have mild speech, motor, or behavior delays, to those with more complex challenges, including Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Performance, Leadership and Coaching

"Through my experience at Winsport I was able to learn about yearly training programs, exercise selection, and energy systems; all of which are used by their coaches to create programs for their clients. I would strongly recommend this practicum, as I learned so much from a variety of coaches as well as through practicum assignments."

Celia Paolucci, Winter 2023 Practicum


Inclusion Specialist Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Milk Jar Candle Co.

Terms: Fall or Winter

Milk Jar Candle Co. has partnered with Gateway & Inclusion Alberta who provide opportunities for people with disabilities to find careers, earn an income, and be valued members of their community. Students will assist the Production Supervisor in working one-on-one with staff members to help them achieve success in their roles and goals.  

Position description & application (PDF)

Assistant Coach - On Campus

Company: University of Calgary, Dinos Boys Volleyball

Terms: Winter

Help organize practices, attend games, maintain statistics, work with athletes on technical and tactical skills, assist in team training and more. 

Position description & application (PDF)

 

 

Assistant - Online Starter Training Tool - On Campus

Company: Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association (AASSA)

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

AASSA is a non-profit provincial sport organization that works to lead and inspire Albertans through the power of speed skating for life. Working with the development team, practicum students will held assist with the testing of a web-based Starter Tool. Testing will include working with ISU, International, and Speed Skating Canada Certified Starters, and assisting with the recording of 500m and 1000m starts at World Cup events held in Calgary. 

Position description & application (PDF) 

Strength and Conditioning Assistant - Off Campus

Company: WinSport 

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

WinSport's Performance Training Centre houses premiere training facilities and multi-sport centres. Guests train for general health, sport performance, or competing athletics. Practicum students will observe and assist with individual, small group, or team training sessions lead by S&C coaches.

Position description & application (PDF)

NEW Airdrie Location - Strength and Conditioning Assistant - Off Campus

Company: X-Factory at Village Sports

Airdrie & Calgary

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Work under NHL and National Team strength coaches to assist with the implementation of programming and to help supervise exercise technique for elite level hockey athletes to help them reach their performance goals. 

Position description & application (Airdrie PDF) 

Position description & application (Calgary PDF)

Biomechanics & Performance Analysis in Sport - On/Off Campus

Company: University of Calgary Centre for Video & Performance Analysis (CVPA) and Canadian Sport Institute Alberta (CSIAB). 

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Learn to use technologies for data collection and analysis in the fields of biomechanics and physiology while working on ongoing projects related to improving product/athlete performance.

Position description & application (PDF)

Coach Assistant or Activity Facilitator - Off Campus

Company: Special Olympics Calgary.

Provides competitive and non-competitive sport and recreation programs year around for individuals with an intellectual disability.

Position description & application (PDF) Winter or Spring

Position description & application (PDF) Fall or Winter

Coach Education Assistant - Off Campus

Company:  Canadian Sport Institute Alberta (CSIAB).

Terms: Fall or Winter

Observe and provide feedback for training and competitive sport environment.

Position description & application (PDF)

Coach/Athletic Trainer - Off Campus

Company: Calgary Seawolves Polo Club.

Terms: Fall or Winter

Offers introductory water polo to new athletes ages 6-17 and trains experienced athletes at a basic level through high school.

Position description & application (PDF)

Coach Resource Development - Video Analysis Assistant – On Campus

Organization: Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association (AASSA)

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

To review and edit previously recorded dryland training sessions to create concise and effective files for coaching purposes.

Position description & application (PDF)

Exercise Instructor for research study - On Campus

Company: University of Calgary, Brain in Motion II Study

Terms: Winter

Aerobic exercise for older adults at increased risk of alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Position description & application (PDF)

Small Group & Personal Training Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Calgary Jewish Community Campus

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Not for profit recreation center that serves Calgary’s southwest community.  

Position description & application (PDF)

Strength and Conditioning High Performance Athletics Assistant - Off Campus

Company:  Edge School for Athletes/Duckett Performance Centre

Terms: Fall or Winter 

Develops excellence in athletics, academics and character building.

Position description & application (PDF)

Strength and Conditioning Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Crash Conditioning.

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Develops elite hockey players from bantam age through to professional levels.

Position description & application (PDF)

Strength and Conditioning Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Calgary Flames. 

Terms: Fall or Winter

Administer training plan for Calgary Flames National Hockey League Club. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Strength and Conditioning Coach/Trainer - Off Campus

Company: RAW Sports.

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Develop youth football players and prepare them to compete effectively in their respective league. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Strength and Conditioning Coach Assistant - On Campus

Company: University of Calgary Swim Club

Terms: Fall or Winter

A top competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching for all ages and abilities. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Strength and Conditioning/Exercise Physiology Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Peak Power Sport Development.

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Located at SAIT and designed for athletic training and scientific testing.

Position description & application (PDF)

Strength and Conditioning Assistant - On Campus

Company: University of Calgary, Dinos Athletics 

Terms: Fall or Winter

This opportunity includes working with Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, in an assistant role for one or more varsity teams within Dinos Athletics.

Position description & application (PDF)

Coaching Support and Data Analysis - On Campus

Company: University of Calgary, Olympic Oval 

Terms: Fall 

Assist the Olympic Oval coaches and strength trainer with dryland programs and timing data.

Position description & application (PDF)

Olympic Oval Competitions Assistant - On Campus

Company: University of Calgary, Olympic Oval

Terms: Fall, Winter

Assist with the planning and delivery of short track and long track competitions. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Youth Sport Coach - Off Campus

Company: Calgary YMCA Rocky Ridge

Terms: Fall, Winter, Spring

Provide support to participants and parents and work up to being lead coach during programs to execute lesson plans. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Program Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Alberta Sports and Recreation Association for the Blind (ASRAB)

Terms: Fall, Winter

ASRAB supports Albertans who are blind and visually impaired to live physically active lives and participate in competitive sports programs.  You will assist with programming, coaching (such as Goal Ball) and event planning / management. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Video Analysis & Competition Assistant - Off Campus

Company: The Strength Guys Inc.

Terms: Fall, Winter, Spring

The Strength Guys Inc. is an online coaching company based out of Calgary, Alberta. The Strength Guys specialize in coaching drug-free powerlifters at the national and international level, including multiple IPF World & National Champions. 

Position description & application (PDF)

NEW - Outdoor Education Facilitator & Camp Counselor - Off Campus

Company: Easter Seals Camp Horizon

New for Spring 2024

Terms: Fall, Spring

Easter Seals Alberta’s Camp Horizon provides individuals with disabilities and medical conditions with life-changing outdoor camp experiences. Camp Horizon runs their Outdoor Education program during the school year to generate revenue for their mandated summer camp program. 

Position description & application (PDF)

NEW - Fitness Assessment Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Canadian Criminal Justice Academy

New for Spring 2024

Terms: Fall, Winter, Spring

The Canadian Criminal Justice Academy is a provider of fitness assessments for those seeking employment with any number of justice, corrections, law enforcement and police agencies in Alberta and Canada. 

Position description & application (PDF)

NEW - Personal Training Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Endure Health & Performance

New for Spring 2024

Terms: Fall, Winter, Spring

Endure Health & Performance is an in-person and online personal training business serving health and fitness enthusiasts, powerlifters, and everyone in between.

Position description & application (PDF)

NEW - Assistant Strength Coach - Off Campus

Company: Zeal Performance

New for Spring 2024

Terms: Fall, Winter, Spring

Zeal Performance programs oversee the training goals and programs for athletes aged 10 - 50+ yrs old. Clients come with a history of training backgrounds, limitations, and current training capacities. We help athletes with their development regardless of their current level. 

Position description & application Sports Performance (PDF)

Position description & application Adult 50+ (PDF)

Physiotherapy, Athletic Therapy and Rehabilitation

 “My physiotherapy practicum experience enriched my understanding of what physiotherapists really do! There are boundless opportunities to work with patients, conduct research with colleagues, work in private clinics or elsewhere, and even educate the upcoming generation of healthcare workers. I am truly grateful for the mentorship and guidance I received during my practicum!” 

Sujin Whang, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, 2023


Clinical Orthotic Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Cascade Orthotics Ltd. 

Terms: Winter

Cascade Orthotics Ltd. provides clinical general orthotic management in our facility and acute orthotic care at several public hospitals in Calgary. In this role students will assist with the capture, design and creation of orthoses with digital media tools such as CAD/Cam and 3D printing with Robotic shape creation. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Prosthetist/Orthotist Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Cascade Prosthetic Services Ltd.

Terms: Winter

Assist with patient appointments and in the creation of custom-made protheses.

Position description & application (PDF)

Adaptive Sports Program Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Ultimate Wheelchair Sports Foundation.

Terms: Winter only

Provide adaptive sport for people with disabilities.

Position description & application (PDF)

Athletic Therapy Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Fortius Rehabilitation Systems.

Terms: Spring

Prescription, application, supervision and education of patients’ therapeutic exercise programs. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Cardiac Rehabilitation Kinesiologist - Off Campus

Company: TotalCardiology Rehabilitation 

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Promote heart healthy behaviours with education, counseling and intervention. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Physiotherapy/Chiropractic Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Active Sports Therapy (AST)

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Treat and prevent sports injuries, repetitive strain disorders and conditions involving the joints and soft tissues.

Position description & application (PDF)

Physiotherapy/Kinesiology Assistant - Off Campus

Company: CBI Health Group.

Terms: Fall or Winter

Provide physical therapy, neck or back pain therapy, and muscular-skeletal injury, rehab and work-injury management solutions.

Position description & application (PDF)

Physiotherapy/Kinesiology Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Country Hills Physiotherapy.

Terms: Fall or Winter

Provides physiotherapy and kinesiology services to patients.

Position description & application (PDF)

 

Physiotherapy/Kinesiology Assistant - Off Campus

Company:  Lifemark Health Group

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Provides physiotherapy, massage therapy and other healthcare services. 

Position description & application Aspen (PDF)

Position description & application Max Bell (PDF)

Position description & application Royal Oak (PDF)

Position description & application Various Locations (PDF)

 

Physiotherapy/Kinesiology Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Momentum Health - multiple locations

Updated for Spring 2024

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Position description & application (PDF)

Physiotherapy/Kinesiology Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Caleo Health.

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Back and spine care. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Physiotherapy/Kinesiology Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Diverse Sports Physical Therapy.

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Multidisciplinary clinic that sees a wide population of varied treatment groups. 

Position Description & Application (PDF)

Physiotherapy Assistant - On Campus

Company: Sport Medicine Centre, University of Calgary.

Terms: Fall or Winter

Position description & application (PDF)

Physiotherapy Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Calgary Youth Physiotherapy (CYP).

Terms: Fall or Winter

Position description & application (PDF)

Physiotherapy Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Crowfoot Physiotherapy.

Terms: Fall or Winter

Multidisciplinary clinic with a wide variety of skills and areas of expertise in rehabilitation. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Physiotherapy Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Maximum Potential Physiotherapy - ptHealth

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Provides customized rehabilitative programs.  

Position description & application (PDF)

Physiotherapy Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Bow View Manor.

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Provides physiotherapy services at a  long term care facility for seniors. 

Position description & application (PDF)

 

ON HOLD - Prothetist/orthotist assistant - Off Campus

Company: Alberta Orthotic and Prosthetic Centre (AOPC).

On Hold

Terms: Fall,  Winter and Spring

Position description & application (PDF)

Rehabilitation Specialist Assistant - On Campus

Company: JointEffort Program/GLA:D Program at University of Calgary. 

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Specialized pre & post rehab program for individuals with hip and or knee osteoarthritis.

Position description & application (PDF)

 

Physiotherapist/Kinesiologist Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Innovative Sport Medicine

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Multidisciplinary clinic providing expertise in effective diagnosis, comprehensive injury management and return to full function. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Market Mall Physio & Chiro - Off Campus

Company: Market Mall Physio & Chiro 

Terms: Winter 

The practicum student will assist their supervising physiotherapist with exercise teaching and prescription, the application of modalities, patient education and more.

Position description & application (PDF)

Varsity Athlete Concussion Clinic Exercise Assistant - On Campus

Company: University of Calgary, Dinos Athletic Therapy

Terms: Fall or Winter 

The practicum student will assist Athletic Therapist and Athletic therapy students in exercise prescription for concussed athletes and in concussion testing procedures such as SCAT4 and Impact testing.

Position description & application (PDF)

Performance and Reconditioning Assistant - Off Campus

Company: Acumen Health Tech

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

As a performance & reconditioning assistant, you will be working with our certified athletic therapists and strength & conditioning coaches to provide support care from performance, mobility assessments, strength assessments, injury diagnosis, and recovery

Position description & application (PDF)

Research

“I am so glad I applied for this practicum! Not only did I have the opportunity to try different research tasks and build skills that I wouldn't have in conventional courses, but I was encouraged to implement my own initiatives in the lab. I found that I was very supported by my supervisor. I highly recommend that KNES students engage in a practicum; you will learn KNES specific skills as well as gain general confidence in a professional work setting. And it's SO FUN!”

Paige Boklaschuk 2023


Nutrition, Metabolism & Genetics Research Practicum - On Campus

Company: University of Calgary, Reimer Lab, Faculty of Kinesiology

Terms: Fall, Winter

The Reimer Lab focuses on understanding the full potential of nutrition to prevent and treat chronic diseases. This position will allow a student to directly participate as a research assistant in an animal research study. 

Position description & application (PDF)

 

Research Assistant - Fitness Testing - On Campus

Company: University of Calgary, Faculty of Kinesiology

Terms: Winter

The aim of this practicum is to develop a reliable and valid self-report tool for measuring health-related fitness that can use in epidemiological studies involving adult populations. The practicum student(s) will have the opportunity to engage in multiple aspects of this novel research project. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Research Practicum - WinSport for All Team - Off Campus

Company: WinSport

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Assist with research related to the reach, impact and delivery of programming for Newcomers, Women and Girls, Adaptive Sport and Indigenous programs at WinSport. 

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Research Practicum - Event Engagement Strategy - Off Campus

Company: WinSport

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Assist with research on winter festivals and sporting events.

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Research Practicum - Brand Action Team - Off Campus

Company: WinSport

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Help develop and deliver a recommended approach for activating the WinSport brand with 'cause' elements built in. 

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Research Practicum - Safe Sport - Off Campus

Company: WinSport

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

WinSport is on track to become the first infrastructure in Canada to receive Safe Sport affiliation. Join the team as they rollout Safe Sport across the organization, and assist in the creation of a change management plan, communication plan, and employee training plan.

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Research Practicum - Sport Tourism - Off Campus

Company: WinSport

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Assist with research on aerial courses across North America, and help the team working on the revitalization or the ski tower at Canada Olympic Park.

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Biomechanics in sport research assistant - On Campus

Company: Sport Insight, Human Performance Lab (HPL)

Terms: Fall or Winter

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Research Assistant - On Campus (Foothills)

Company: University of Calgary Department of Clinical Neurosciences, McCaig Institute.

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Work with  Dr. Ranita Manocha who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Research Practicum - Exercise Oncology - On Campus

Company: University of Calgary, Health and Wellness Lab, Faculty of Kinesiology.

Full for Spring 2024

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

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Need some advice on practicum placements? Contact us at knespracticum@ucalgary.ca

Marcus Smith

Grad turns lifelong interest in sportswear into fledgling career testing sports products

Marcus Smith’s studies in kinesiology and commerce ignite passion for developing new gear and learning how his ideas help people