Student Volunteer/Fieldwork Opportunities

The Dr. Paul Schwann Centre has been an ongoing resource for student volunteers and fieldwork students.  The Centre offers a wide range of opportunities for students to explore different areas and learn many skill sets. 

For students wishing to volunteer and/or perform their fieldwork experience at the Centre, they must be CPR/First Aid Certified and fill out a Confidentiality waiver prior to starting at the Centre.  More information can be found by calling (306) 585-4004. 

The Dr. Paul Schwann Centre is conveniently located within the Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport at the University of Regina.  The convenient location, knowledgeable staff and variety of services offered creates an ideal environment to attain practical experience in the field of health and fitness.  

Who Can Apply?
Practical experience is offered to students:
1.  requiring work experience hours for designated classes, and wishing to improve their testing, training and client rapport building skill set
2.  required to perform a Fieldwork Placement in the area of health and fitness
3.  preparing for CSEP examinations
*preferential selection is provided to students already possessing valid CPR/First Aid and CSEP-CPT certifications

What Will I Be Doing?

The Cardiac Rehab, Chronic Disease and Risk Reduction area enables skill application and practice in the areas of:

  • Exercise Prescription for patients with Heart Disease and/or Chronic Disease
  • Exercise Demonstrations
  • ECG's, BloodPressure's etc.

The extent of student involvement varies greatly dependant upon current certifications held, skill level and knowledge level.  Fieldwork students will progressively be provided with increased responsibility at the discretion of their supervising Certified Exercise Physiologist.  Fieldwork students will receive the opportunity to improve the following skills:

-building rapport with clients
-client safety assurance
-heart rate, blood pressure, height and weight measurement
-exercise prescription (heart disease and chronic disease)
-oral and written communication with multi-discipline health care providers

How Do I Apply?
Fieldwork applications require the submission of a cover letter and resume to the Coordinator (see Contact Us).  Please state your current certifications, specific interest(s), learning objectives and the semester in which you anticipate doing your fieldwork.  In order to best ensure the highest quality placement, each student is encouraged to select one area of focus within the Centre (Exercise & Workplace Health Services, or Cardiac Rehabilitation, Chronic Disease & Risk Reduction Programs).  If desired, additional hours of experience in the other area can be arranged at an alternate time.