Experiential Learning


An opportunity for students to gain practical experience under careful supervision by working in university programs or offices, public agencies or businesses, sport clubs, sports medicine clinics, community or adult fitness programs, high school, media and communications, programs for the elderly, athletic administration, intramural and facility management, or other appropriate work experiences. Objectives and evaluation procedure for the conduct of the internship are jointly planned by the student, the instructor, and the program supervisor.


 Arkansas State University  Kane County Cougars (Midwest League baseball)
 Baltimore Ravens M & T Bank Stadium  Kansas City Chiefs (NFL)
 Beloit Snappers (Midwest League baseball)  Kansas City T-Bones (American Assoc. baseball)
 Calvin College  Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB)
 Camp Arcadia-Lutheran Camp Association  Masterplan Group
 Cardinal Fitness  Memorial High School
 Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation  Merrillville High School
 Chesterton Parks Department  Metropolitan School District
 Chicago Bandits (NPF pro softball)  New York Yankees (MLB)
 Chicago Bears (NFL)  Pacers Sports & Entertainment
 Chicago Bulls (NBA)  Patrick Industries
 Chicago Cubs (MLB)  Portage High School
 Chicago Public Schools  Porter County Parks and Recreation
 Chicago Sky (WNBA)  Purdue University North Central
 Chicago White Sox (MLB)  Quincy University
 Cleveland Indians (MLB)  River City Rascals (Frontier League baseball)
 Comcast Sports Net  Riverton High School
 Concordia Lutheran High School  Saint Mary’s College Athletics
 Dallas Cowboys (NFL)  St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)
 Dynasty Athlete Representation, LLC  Steiner Sports Marketing
 Finish Strong Indoor Sportsplex  TPX Top 96, Inc.
 First Job in Sports  University of Notre Dame
 Fort Wayne Comets (CHL hockey)  U.S. Olympic Committee
 Gary SouthShore RailCats (American Assoc. baseball)  USA Taekwondo
 Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center  USSF “C” National Coaching License
 Green Bay Bullfrogs (Northwoods League baseball)  Valparaiso High School
 Green Bay Packers (NFL)  Valparaiso Parks and Recreation
 Houston Texans (NFL)  Valparaiso University
 Indiana Invaders (PDL soccer)  VanGough Builders Enterprises, LLC
 Indiana Sports Corporation  Victory Sports Network
 Indianapolis Colts (NFL)  Westosha Central High School

Students may take advantage of any of Valpo’s Study Abroad programs as well as its semester programs in Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C. These programs are designed to set up connections from around the world while gaining a first-class education in a foreign setting.


Phi Epsilon Kappa Fraternity: A national professional fraternity serving men and women in the fields of health, physical education, and recreation.

Phi Epsilon Kappa (PEK) Fraternity is a national professional fraternity for persons engaged in or pursuing careers in health, physical education, recreation, or safety. Membership is open to all persons interested in the purposes of the Fraternity and in providing their time and energies for the benefit of health education, physical education, recreation education, and safety education.

PEK fosters scientific research and facilitates the exchange of information and experience gained in the various countries of the world concerning matters of the interdependent areas of health, recreation, safety, physical education, and related areas, including programs, methods, techniques, material, training, and research. Members of PEK promote sound community understanding leading to adequate support of educational programs and can contribute to the advancement of health, safety, recreation, physical education, and related areas.


The Delta Lambda Chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa was installed at Valparaiso University on April 15, 1993. A dedicated group of 22 physical education majors were initiated as the Charter Members, the Chapter was installed, and a reception in their honor was sponsored by the physical education department.

On April 28, 1994, eight physical education majors were inducted into the Fraternity in the first initiation ceremony sponsored totally by the Valpo chapter.

Phi Epsilon Kappa sponsors speakers, conference attendance, and educational and social events and promotes the discipline of physical education on campus, in the community, and throughout the nation.

It is truly an honor to be selected for membership in Phi Epsilon Kappa. Requirements for nomination include: 12 credits of physical education taken at Valpo; a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above; and a GPA in the major area of 3.0 or above