Benefits of Supervised Fieldwork Experience

Students gain valuable experience and training which allows them to integrate theory with practical applications. Further, it provides the opportunity for students to develop their skills and knowledge within their areas of professional interest.

  • Opportunities are available in the following areas:

    • aging
    • coaching
    • chronic disease prevention
    • community development
    • culture and diversity
    • event management
    • facility management
    • health and wellness promotion
    • outdoor recreation

    • parks and protected areas management
    • personal fitness training
    • physical activity promotion
    • recreation management
    • research
    • sport management
    • sport and exercise science
    • therapeutic recreation
    • tourism
"My fieldwork provided me with an excellent project which is still ongoing, an amazing networking experience, and gave me confidence in my abilities."
Stacee Ophey, B.R.M.C.D. Class of 2017

Program details

Students going into Year 4 are eligible to apply. Supervised Fieldwork Experience placements run in Fall Term (September-December)

  • Additional program information:

    • Listed as: KPER 4630
    • This is a twelve credit hour course
    • Time commitment: 450 field hours to be completed in total
    • Students are allowed to take one course (3 credit hours) in addition to Fieldwork during Fall Term
    • An honorarium may be received from an organization/agency up to the tuition cost of 15 credit hours
    • Your grade is assessed by a pass/fail mark
    • Prerequisites: completion of 70% of core courses and a minimum DGPA of 2.5 are required

    How to register:

    Contact an academic advisor to ensure you qualify to take the Supervised Fieldwork Experience course.


Our partners

The following list of organizations and agencies are some of our partners who have been involved with our program through the years.

    • Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management
    • Bison Sports
    • Recreation Services
    • Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba
    • City of Winnipeg (Community Services, Police Services)
    • Deer Lodge Centre
    • Effectus Athlete Development
    • First Choice Fitness
    • Freeze Frame Focus Fitness
    • FortWhyte Alive
    • Government of Manitoba
    • Health Sciences Centre
    • Manitoba Arthritis Society
    • Manitoba High School Athletics Association
    • Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba
    • Manitoba Parks
    • Manitoba Theatre Centre
    • Parks Canada
    • Reh-Fit Centre
    • Rehabilitation Centre for Children
    • Rogers Communication
    • Special Olympics Manitoba
    • Seven Oaks Wellness Institute
    • Sport Manitoba
    • Travel Manitoba
    • True North Sports + Entertainment
    • United Way of Winnipeg
    • Youville Clinic
    • Winnipeg Boys and Girls Clubs
    • Winnipeg Blue Bombers
    • Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
    • Winnipeg in motion
    • Winnipeg School Division

Contact us

Colleen Plumton
Fieldwork program coordinator
Room 110 Frank Kennedy Centre
420 University Crescent
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)


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