Clinical Experience

The unique aspect of APA graduate program is that students gain significant amount of teaching and clinical experience through the curriculum. They often work as a clinical staff member, instructor, laboratory supervisor, or teaching assistant in the Center of Achievement as they are qualified. Typical responsibilities include working one-on-one with an individual with a disability, supervising clinical exercise sessions, teaching group exercise classes, evaluating new clients, designing exercise programs, instructing undergraduate students in therapeutic exercise laboratory classes and training family members and caregivers. Many graduate students also teach various activity and laboratory classes in the Department of Kinesiology. Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available through the Department of Kinesiology for qualified graduate program applicants.