The Wellness Center is happy to offer internships to students working on a degree in exercise science or health promotion  Please know that we offer two different internships that focus on a broad spectrum of opportunities.

General Wellness Center Internship:
Interns will be exposed to a variety of classes and programs offered at the Wellness Center. Interns will be introduced to basic facility operations and maintain a positive exercise environment for our members and staff. Interns will be expected to attend, participate and even lead classes with the intent to learn how to engage members as well as teach different fitness classes. Interns will be held accountable for quality of work and attendance. All interns will have the opportunity to learn hands on skills related to strength and conditioning in addition to apply what they have learned in the classroom. This internship is competitive and we are looking for individuals who are confident in themselves, their knowledge of exercise science and are willing to work in a dynamic working environment. This internship is recommended for strength and conditioning, pre-professional, exercise science and health administration majors. *American Heart Assoc. BLS CPR certification is required.


Clinical and Non-Clinical Thrive Internship:
Interns will be exposed to a clinical rehabilitation setting, who will engage with cardiac, oncology as well as diabetic and pulmonary patients. Interns will have the opportunity to take blood pressure, measure heart rate and monitor patients as they follow their exercise programs. Under the supervision of the staff, interns will learn about cardiac ECG and have the opportunity to design, implement and monitor a patient's progress of an exercise regimen. This internship is even more competitive due to the fact that it is a very hands on internship where you get to work with a variety of patients that have different health issues. Interns will also have the opportunity to work in the non-clinical Thrive program that focuses on weight loss. Interns will be expected to engage patients, lead fitness programs as well as follow staff specifications, some interns will be required to create a brochure and present on certain topics as well. This internship is recommended for clinical, exercise science, public health and pre-professional majors.* American Heart Assoc. CPR certification is required.

 

Click here to download the intern Information packet.

 

Click here to download the internship application.

The application is an editable PDF. If needed you can get your free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC here.

Fill the application out and email it and a copy of your resume to Jaco Gerbrands at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


For more information, email Jaco Gerbrands at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 828-266-1060.