Pre-Professional Organizations

Most departments sponsor organizations for their majors that promote student/faculty interaction, professional networking, service, and departmental camaraderie.

On-the-Job Training in Exercise and Sports Science

The internships in Exercise and Sports Science offer students an opportunity to roll their sleeves up and jump in the game.

A career in exercise and sports science (ExSS) is both rewarding and challenging. With our national report card showing low scores in physical fitness and high scores in overweight and obesity, graduates in ExSS are in increased demand. The University of Tulsa ExSS program understands that the experiences of their graduates must be a cut above those graduating from other universities with similar programs. “Our two senior internship experiences provide students with on-the-job training; experiences geared toward the ultimate career goals of every student,” said Jason West, Clinical Assistant Professor of Athletic Training. “The primary focus of the senior internships is to 1) give the student an opportunity to answer questions regarding their future career and 2) give the student an opportunity to roll their sleeves up and jump in the game.”

Internship opportunities in ExSS are the culminating experience where each student can apply classroom studies in a real world situation. Students’ goals are matched to internship sites including:

Fitness Facilities (Corporate/Private/Community)
Hospital Wellness Programs
Strength and Conditioning (High School/University)
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Physical/Occupational Therapy
Outdoor Recreation
Sports/Recreation Retail
Professional Athletics
Fitness for Individuals with Physical Challenges
University Intramurals/Recreation
Medical Centers
Community Service Providers (Fire/Police Department)

“Not only do these internships offer students opportunities to gain experience in areas they are familiar with, they also allow students some balance – to try something they may have not thought about before,” said Jason West. “Students also have the opportunity to learn from one another by blogging their experiences. Our internship students are given the opportunity to blog (or share online) experiences once per month and also respond to other student blogs. In this way, students can not only learn during their own internship, but also learn from the experiences of other students in other internship sites.”

  • ACT TU (Actors, Costumers, and Technicians)
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineering
  • American Marketing Association
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, Air-Conditioning Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Anthropological Society
  • Art Student Association (Alpha Ro Tau)
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Association for Women in Communication
  • Deaf Education Association of Tulsa University(DEAF-TU)
  • Exercise Sports Science Club
  • Geosciences Club
  • History Club
  • Hurricane Sports Medicine Club
  • iTU (Information Technologists United)
  • IEEE (Institute of Electric and Electronics Engineers)
  • Mathematical Association of America
  • National Association of Art Educators
  • National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Society of Human Resource Management
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Society of Physics Students
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Student Economics Association
  • Student Oklahoma Education Association
  • Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
  • TU Student Education Association
  • TU Student Nurses Assocation (TUSNA)
  • TU Student Speech, Hearing, Language Association (TUSHLA)