Exercise Specialist Internship
As an Exercise Specialist Intern at Beyond Therapy®, you will learn the specifics of spinal cord injury (SCI), acquired brain injury (ABI), and other acute and chronic conditions. You will learn about the pathophysiology, the effects of the disability on exercise performance, exercise influence on the disability in terms of health, wellness and quality of life, management, testing recommendations, exercise prescription and special considerations.
Your responsibilities will include:
In addition, you will carry out all functions and responsibilities for assigned programs/projects, such as marketing, design and implementation of teaching classes, writing articles and/or creating presentations in area of interest and expertise. You are also responsible for promoting and maintaining a safe and clean environment and adhering to Shepherd Center’s standards of behavior.
Spring Semester (January – April): The application deadline is October 15, and confirmations will be sent out by November 1.
Summer Semester (May - August): The application deadline is March 15, and confirmations will be sent out by April 1.
Fall Semester (September – December): The application deadline is July 15, and confirmations will be sent out by August 1.
NOTE: Because universities have varying requirements for the length of an internship, semester months are approximate; however, deadline dates are firm. Once we have reviewed all the applicants, you may be asked to come in for a formal interview and/or complete a phone interview, as well.
Completed the majority (no more than 8 credits left) of class work/curriculum in an exercise science, sports medicine or an appropriate allied health field major, sound understanding of anatomy, kinesiology, exercise physiology, exercise testing and prescription, good work ethic, responsible, punctual and reliable. Incoming student interns must also be enrolled in a university that can provide a binding contract with Shepherd Center and liability insurance during the entire length of the internship.
Current CPR certification completed prior to starting the internship program. ACSM, NSCA or another comparable certification is preferred, or the student must be actively in pursuit of an appropriate certification.
Office environment, patient rooms, weight room, outdoors (parks), community, gym, track and pool
Employees, patients, families, friends, visitors, physicians and community members
Knowledge of wellness and/or related specialty field as it relates to spinal cord injury and brain injury preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills and attention to detail is necessary. Ability to plan, supervise, facilitate, implement, market and evaluate health and fitness programs and services. Student must possess the physical abilities to perform the job requirements, as well.
All skills are validated via employee demonstration and/or peer review by qualified personnel.
Unfortunately, Beyond Therapy is unable to provide housing or any form of compensation during the internship. Students will be required to secure housing prior to starting an internship if they are not able to commute from their current residence.
If you meet the requirements listed above and are interested in applying for an upcoming internship, and/or if you would like to come observe Beyond Therapy to learn more about the opportunities available, please submit a letter of intent, a current copy of your resume and a list of references to Brandon Clift at firstname.lastname@example.org.