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Practicum Positions & Requirements

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

Practicums were a valuable, hands-on experience that allowed me to connect all the classroom learning with practical skills. Picking diverse placements allowed me to figure out what population I work best with and what my interests are.

Naomi Brown

Bachelor of Kinesiology

Practicum overview

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 you graduate. Browse more than 80 practicums listed below. Kinesiology students can complete up to three different practicum positions. Begin exploring your career options through this work integrated learning opportunity.

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
  • 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.

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 2022 (Sept 6 - Dec 7) 

Contact the on-site supervisor starting in July.

Application and documents deadline is noon on August 29.

Complete 5 - 6 hours per week within the term. 

Winter 2023 (Jan 9 - April 12) 

Email the on-site supervisor starting the week of October 25.

Application and documents deadline is noon on January 2.  

Complete 5-6 hours per week within the term. 

Spring 2023 (May 3 - June 15)

Contact the on-site supervisor in late February.

Application and documents deadline is noon April 20.

Complete 10 - 12 hours per week within the term. 

The kinesiology advisors must register you 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


NOT ACCEPTING Winter 2023 - Children's adapted physical activity assistant - On Campus

Company: University of Calgary Active Living: Adapted Physical Activity for Kids (APAK) and Kid’s Adapted Climbing Series (KACS).

Terms: Fall or Winter

Program for children 4-14 years old with special needs to gain independence and health benefits.

 

Program assistant - On Campus

Company: Stepping Out Program run by the Autism Aspergers Friendship Society (AAFS).

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

A recreation program for people on the Autism Spectrum.

Position description & application (PDF)

Children's development assistant - Off Campus

Company: Connect Society Early Childhood Services, Belvedere Parkway Elementary School.

Terms: Winter or Spring

The program encourages a child’s whole development with emphasis on speech /language skills. 

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 Conducive 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)

Children’s Adapted Recreation program Lead - 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)

Chiropractic Care/ Osteopathy

Also see the Physiotherapy section for physiotherapy/chiropractic positions. 

"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 - Bachelor of Kinesiology, 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)

Osteopath assistant - Off Campus

Company: Calgary West Osteopathic Wellness (WOW) Centre.

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 and affective data during participant visits and maximal exercise testing sessions. I learned a great deal during my placement here as I got to see the science we discuss in KNES 373 and 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 and have had opportunities to work on other interesting and innovative projects. I definitely recommend all kinesiology students to look into a taking a practicum not only for the work experience, but for the growth that comes alongside!"

Timi Ajayi - Human Performance Lab, Exercise and Aging Lab practicum


Exercise physiology (applied) assistant - Off Campus

Company: Canadian Sport Institute (CSI) Calgary. 

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.

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)

NOT ACCEPTING Fall 2022 Exercise physiology (applied) assistant - Off Campus

Company: Calgary Fire Department, Wellness Clinic.

Terms: Fall or Winter

Occupational medicine and team approach to proactive screening and physiological testing. 

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

"My practicum helped me gain practical experience that I wouldn't have had inside of the lecture room. It helped me practice 'soft skills' that I will need further down the line in my goal of going to Physiotherapy school and becoming a Physiotherapist. 10/10 would recommend!"

- Dina El Doumani, BKin in Kinesiology 2023 


NEW! 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)

NEW! 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) Committee with workshops, working groups, and content creation. 

Position description & application (PDF)

NEW! 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) 

Health promotion assistant - On/Off Campus

Company: Ever Active Schools.

Terms: Fall only

Assists schools in Alberta to create and sustain healthy school communities.

Position description & application (PDF)

Health promotion assistant - Off Campus

Company: Shell Canada

Terms: Fall only

Help to create, implement and evaluate a physical activity challenge for Shell Canada employees.

Position description & application (PDF)

NOT ACCEPTING Winter 2023: Health promotion assistant - Off Campus

Company: Heart & Stroke Foundation, Jump Rope for Life

Terms: Winter only

Promote heart health to children and youth through Jump Rope for Heart. 

Position description & application (PDF)

Communications & Marketing Assistant - On Campus

Company: University of Calgary Dinos Athletics

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

Company: Healthy Dancer Canada (HDC)

Terms: Fall or Winter

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

Position description & application (PDF)

Kinesiology Communications Assistant - OnCampus

Company: Faculty of Kinesiology Communications, University of Calgary

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Assists the Kinesiology Communications team in creating and disseminating content for the No.1 Sport Science school in North America. 

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, BSc. Kinesiology 2023


Kinesiology assistant - Off Campus

Company: INLIV

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Delivers premium corporate, executive and personal health services.  

Position description & application (PDF)

Not Accepting 2022: Kinesiology assistant - Off Campus

Company: United Active Living.

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

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

Position description & application (PDF)

FULL Winter 2023: Kinesiology assistant - On Campus

Company: University of Calgary, Staff Wellness 

Terms: Winter only

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, BSc. Kinesiology Honours 


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, BSc. Biomechanics, 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

"I helped with the planning of workouts and lead sessions with one of the teams. I learned how to program sport-specific exercises and taught them to a broad range of athletes. I gained organizational skills even with small things like the structure of a workout, but the most important outcome of my placement was the leadership experience I got from leading and interacting with athletes my age or younger, and having them rely on me as an expert."

Timi Ajayi - Vergie Speed Practicum


NEW! 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)

NEW! UC Boys Volleyball 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)

 

 

NEW! 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) 

NEW! 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)

Strength and Conditioning Assistant - Off Campus

Company: X-Factory (Village Sports)

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Work with elite coaches to assist with the implementation of programming and to help supervise exercise technique for athletes to help them reach their performance goals. 

Position description & application (PDF) 

Biomechanics & performance analysis in sport - On/Off Campus

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

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 - Off Campus

Company: Special Olympics Calgary.

Terms: Winter or Spring

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

Position description & application (PDF)

Coach education assistant - Off Campus

Company:  Canadian Sport Institute (CSI) Calgary.

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: Brain in Motion II Study, University of Calgary

Terms: Winter

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

Position description & application (PDF)

Personal training assistant - Off Campus

Company: Calgary JCC, recreation centre.

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Non for profit recreation center that serves Calgary’s southwest community.  

Position description & application (PDF)

Personal Training Assistant (small group) - On Campus

Company: University of Calgary, TrymGym.

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Gain hands-on experience in personal training and health promotion assisting with an eight-week program consisting of exercise sessions and nutrition presentations.

Position description & application (PDF)

Strength and conditioning high performance athletics assistant - Off Campus

Company:  Edge School for Athletes/Duckett Performance Centre

Terms: Fall or Spring 

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 assistant - Off Campus

Company: ORKA Performance. 

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

We train a wide variety of athletes, all at different levels in their careers.

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)

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 coach (assistant) - Off Campus

Company: Vergie Speed.

Terms: Fall or Winter

Develops speed and power for hockey, soccer, basketball, ringette, volleyball and football athletes. 

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)

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach - Off Campus

Company: Zeal Performance

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

We train a wide variety of athletes, all at different levels in their careers.

Position description & application (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!” 

- Janelle Wai, BSc. Kinesiology with First Class Honours 2021


FULL Winter 2023: NEW! 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)

FULL Winter 2023: NEW! 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)

NEW! - Physiotherapy/Kinesiology Assistant - Off Campus

Company: LifeMark Royal Oak

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Work with experienced physiotherapists, physicians, occupational therapists and sports medicine experts to treat pain, improve mobility and assist patients in returning to optimal health. 

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)

SPRING ONLY Athletic therapy assistant - Off Campus

Company: Fortius Rehabilitation Systems.

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

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

Position description & application (PDF)

Cardiac rehabilitation kinesiologist - Off Campus

Company: TotalCardiology Rehabilitation and Risk Reduction Centre.

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)

Not Accepting in 2022: Physiotherapy/chiropractic assistant - Off Campus

Company: Encompass Sports Therapy.

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Alleviate symptoms, reduce pain and optimize biomechanics and function. 

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:  Equus Physio 

Terms: Spring only

Assess, diagnose and treat injuries, dysfunctions and asymmetries. 

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 (PDF)

FULL FALL & WINTER 2022 - Physiotherapy/kinesiology assistant - Off Campus

Company: Momentum Health - multiple locations

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: Ranchlands Physiotherapy.

Terms: Fall or Winter

Provide customized rehabilitative programs.

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/kinesiology assistant - Off Campus

Company: LifeMark Physiotherapy Aspen

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Provide customized rehabilitative programs. 

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)

 

FULL Winter 2023 - Prothetist/orthotist assistant - Off Campus

Company: Alberta Orthotic and Prosthetic Centre (AOPC).

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)

NEW! 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)

Research

“I completed a research assistant practicum in my third year of Kinesiology. This practicum proved to be a strong starting point for building my research skills and applying my Kinesiology degree. Having practicum evaluations done by my supervisor throughout the term allowed me to identify areas for improvement in that specific setting and to foster a growth mindset to achieve future success. My practicum gave me the opportunity to expand my network and cultivate future opportunities in academia (i.e. completing my honours in my last year with the same supervisor and having an amazing mentor to provide a reference for graduate school).”

Conné Lategan - Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology First Class Honours 2019


NEW! Nutrition, Metabolism & Genetics Research Practicum - On Campus

Company: Reimer Lab, Faculty of Kinesiology, UCalgary

Terms: 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)

NEW! 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)

NEW! 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. 

Position description & application (PDF)

 

NEW! Research Practicum - Event Engagement Strategy - Off Campus

Company: WinSport

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Assist with research on winter festivals and sporting events.

Position description & application (PDF)

NEW! 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. 

Position description & application (PDF)

NEW! 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.

Position description & application (PDF)

FULL WINTER 2023: Biomechanics in sport research assistant - On Campus

Company: Sport Insight, Human Performance Lab (HPL)

Terms: Fall or Winter

Position description & application (PDF) 

Biomechanics 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)

FULL WINTER 2023: Research Practicum - Exercise Oncology - On Campus

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

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring

Position description & application (PDF)

Research Assistant Exercise & Aging Lab. (HPL) - On Campus

Company: Sport Insight, Human Performance Lab (HPL)

Terms: Fall or Winter

Position description & application (PDF)

FULL WINTER 2023: Research Assistant - Neuro-Rehabilitation - On Campus/Off-Campus

Company: University of Calgary, GYM (Get Your Movement), Faculty of Kinesiology 

Terms: Fall, Winter or Spring 

Position description & application (PDF) 

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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