Student Opportunities

We make every effort to ensure that any student majoring or minoring in an Human Performance, Sport and Health program gets the support and experience they need to succeed at Bemidji State University and beyond.

Student Organization

The Health, Sport and Exercise Club is very active on campus and is focused on enhancing relationships between its members and the faculty, expanding opportunities for career preparation and leadership development, and providing opportunities to teach in or promote your profession.

Professional Organizations

We encourage our students to become members of the professional organizations in their field while still an undergraduate. It’s one of the best opportunities you’ll have to network, learn about the latest trends in your field and be exposed to working professionals in your field.

Professional Conferences

Current HPSH majors and faculty caught up with a few BSU alums at this year's Minnesota Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MNAHPERD) Fall Conference.
Current HPSH majors and faculty caught up with a few BSU alums at the Minnesota Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MNAHPERD) Fall Conference.

We believe so strongly in providing you with real-world experiences, that each year we also help pay for students in our degree programs to attend state and national professional conferences to learn about the latest trends and interact with professionals in their fields. Faculty members also attend, and offer guidance, support, and feedback during the events. We also encourage students to pursue presentation opportunities. It’s a fun and exciting way for you to get a first-hand look at working professionals in your field, get a flavor of what a career in that profession is like, and make contacts and network to find internships and jobs.

Internships

All of our majors require one or more practical experiences in their field. These may include a practicum, internship or student teaching. Working together with your faculty advisor and BSU Career Services, and through the contacts and networks you’ve established during previous practical experiences, you’ll receive an internship placement that gives you an opportunity to work in your field.

Our students have held internships in many settings on campus, in the community, and throughout the region. Career Services maintains a database of past internships that students have held by major which includes contact information and is an excellent starting point to initiate a search.