Practicum opportunities

The Behavioural Medicine Laboratory is a community agency for the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation’s Professional Practicum Program. Our laboratory has professional practicum opportunities available almost every term.

We have, over the years, provided a rich, engaging practicum experience for more than a dozen undergraduate students. If you choose to complete a practicum in our lab, here's what you'll typically do:

  • Supervise exercise prescription for various clinical trials occurring at the BMFC (Behavioural Medicine Fitness Centre in the RTF facility near the Jubilee Auditorium)
  • Patient tracking (i.e., adherence)
  • General facility upkeep
  • Exercise testing (i.e., graded exercise tests, muscular endurance and strength tests)
  • Administrative tasks related to the operations of a clinical trial
  • Conduct literature searches
  • Data collection and entry
  • Manuscript retrieval

Qualifications you'll need to do your practicum in the lab

  • Current CPR Basic Rescuer Level C
  • Current Standard First Aid
  • Completion of  HeEd 311
  • A criminal record check
  • Familiarity with the university library system (primarily the Scott and Rutherford libraries), and interlibrary loan and document delivery procedures
  • Working knowledge of the Windows XP system (e.g. Word, Power Point, Excel)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification is preferred
  • The candidate must have experience in exercise prescription and supervision. Exercise testing experience and other fitness certifications (e.g., AFLCA, NSCA-CSCS) is an asset
  • Statistical knowledge is an asset

Interested? Please contact

to discuss practicum opportunities in the lab.

For detailed information about the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation’s Professional Practicum Program take a look at the website or talk to practicum advisor Stacey Laing - or phone 780-492-5656