PEP 4890 - Cooperative Work Experience Course

All Athletic Therapy majors need to take a minimum of 3 credits of PEP 4890 - Cooperative Work Experience.  Students can take up to 6 credits of this class and it can be repeated.  Not all credits have to be completed in the same semester.  For example, a student could take 1 credit in the fall at one internship site and then retake the course in spring for 2 credits at a different internship site.

If you would like to take PEP 4890, please follow the steps below:

1.  Determine how many credits you are going to take that semester.  Students must complete 60 internship hours for each credit hour.  Please also check with your advisor, Rachel Brock (, to be sure that you will have enough upper division hours to graduate (40 minimum).

2.  Locate a site to do your internship.  If you need help finding an internship site, please contact the Athletic Therapy Program Director, Dr. Justin Rigby, at and/or review the list of clinical sites that have taken Athletic Therapy interns in the past.  Download list of internship sites.

3.  Download the Internship Manual and review the course content and assignments.

4.  Print the Internship Contract.  Complete the contract, sign it, have your internship supervisor (the AT, PT, OT, PA, MD, etc. who will be supervising you on your internship) sign it, and then set up a meeting with the Athletic Therapy Program Director, Dr. Justin Rigby -

5.  After you have submitted your contract, Dr. Rigby will submit an override to allow you to register for the course and will review the syllabus/course requirements/deadlines with you.

1.  You can begin your hours prior to the beginning of the semester in which you will register.  However, you must first meet with Dr. Herzog and provide her with your signed contract prior to beginning your hours.  For example, you could bring your contract to Dr. Rigby in May and register for the fall semester.  This would allow you to begin your hours in May and have until the end of the fall semester to complete your hours (mid-December, on the last day of final exams).

You cannot get credit for hours earned prior to submitting a contract.

3.  While you can begin your hours early, you MUST finish them on time (by the last day of final exams of the semester in which you are registered).