Student Opportunities


PRACTICUM – The practicum opportunities for Corporate Fitness and Wellness Management Majors continually grow and change.  Students are required to complete 160 practicum hours and may complete up to 360 hours.  SOS Image, Heilmann’s Performance, ASK Fitness, Trinity Exercise Physiology, Premier Chiropractic, First Choice Physical Therapy, Prairie Therapy, and Trinity Occupational and Physical Therapy are some of the popular options in the Minot area.  Students have also done practicum experiences at Ranch La Puerta, one of the top fitness spas in the world.  Students may consider Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Mayo Clinic’s Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, or strength and conditioning coaching at Universities.

Preparing for Methods

During Methods

Methods Evidence of Student Learning

Preparing for Student Teaching
» Out-of-Area Agreement
» Autobiography Sample
» GPA Instructions
» Graduation Application
» North Dakota Praxis Information
» Countdown to Graduation

Liability Insurance
» NDShape
» Uploading Proof of Insurance to TK20
» Uploading Background Check to TK20

During Student Teaching
» ED 324L Syllabus
» Student Teaching Handbook
TK20 Login

Completing Student Teaching
» Transcript Request
» Licensure Instructions


Dr. Kathy Hintz, Director

Deb Ringham, Education Program Coordinator

Students North Dakota United

SNDU is a student club for MSU's education majors.  It strives to provide opportunities for education majors to be involved in and lend services to the Minot education community.  Each year, Minot State's SNDU collects books for their community literacy drive.  The 1,000+ books are distributed to students in the local schools.


MSCOPE – The Minot State Club of Physical Educators is the majors club for physical education and corporate fitness and wellness majors.  MSCOPE has been one of the most active majors clubs at MSU.  The club provides community service to local schools in a variety of ways.  The students involved raise funds to support certifications and training and travel to conferences.  MSCOPE students often present at NDSHAPE and Central District SHAPE conferences.  MSCOPE is a great way to grow professionally and personally while creating a network of relationships that are impactful for years to come.

Elementary teachers are in high demand and starting annual salary for teachers in the region is $30,000-$45,000.

STUDY ABROAD – The KIN department has offered a variety of study abroad experiences.  Student teach at all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.  Students have traveled to conferences in Thailand and Canada.  There will be more study abroad opportunities in years to come!

Student Scholarships:

Minot State University offers numerous scholarships for full-time students (12 or more credits) based on academic achievement, financial need, character, citizenship, residency, and other criteria defined by donors.

Awards range from $50 to $5,000 annually. The application deadline is February 15, though applications are accepted through June 1 for any remaining funds.

Application forms are available at the Financial Aid Office website.

Education Scholarships

  • Edna Gilbert
  • Minot Early Childhood
  • Elementary Education
  • J & V Grimes
  • Wilhelmina Thompson
  • Edith Carpenter Rose
  • Naomi Adams
  • Helen Gaheen
  • Glenn Bonness (split)

Kinesiology Scholarship

  • Endowed Scholarship for Physical Education, Corporate Fitness, & Athletic Training Majors: Awarded to juniors or seniors for academic achievement and professional involvement, based on faculty approval.