Exercise Science Internships
Courses in exercise science and athletic training include hands-on experiences almost daily. Many programs provide maximum benefit when you combine them with internships, your chance to gain real-world experience and demonstrate your skills in a professional setting. In the sport management major, it is especially important that you complete an internship to immerse yourself in the working world of sports businesses.
Each athletic training student completes clinical experience totaling at least 900 hours under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer. Most of this experience comes from working with Buena Vista University student-athletes. Athletic training students are further encouraged to explore both on-campus research 'intraships' and off-campus internships. Among the off-campus programs students frequently intern with are summer camps offered by University of Wisconsin at Whitewater and J. Robinson Intensive Training Camps. Through these paid internships, you'll gain experience assisting practicing athletic trainers as they work with the high school students attending the programs.
Among the places students of Education & Exercise Students have interned at are:
CNOS - Dakota Dunes, S.D.
North Iowa Outlaws - Mason City, Iowa
Sioux City Bandits - Sioux City, Iowa
Spencer Hospital - Athletic Enhancement & Adult Wellness, Spencer, Iowa
Gold's Gym - Blaine, Minn.
North Dodge Athletic Club - Iowa City, Iowa
Buena Vista Regional Medical Center - Storm Lake, Iowa
NASA: Johnson Space Center - Houston, Texas
Cherokee Regional Medical Center - Cherokee, Iowa
Integrity Physical Therapy - Storm Lake, Iowa
Physical Education & Coaching
Aplington-Parkersburg Public Schools - Aplington, Iowa
Alta Public Schools - Alta, Iowa
Spirit Lake Public Schools - Spirit Lake, Iowa
Omaha Royals - Omaha, Neb.
Perfect Game USA - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Iowa Sports Foundation - Ames, Iowa
Creighton University - Omaha, Neb.
Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union - Des Moines, Iowa
University of Northern Iowa Football Program - Cedar Falls, Iowa
Fort Dodge YMCA - Ft. Dodge, Iowa
Aspen Athletic Club - Des Moines, Iowa