Athletic Training Internships
Athletic Training Internships There are dozens of athletic training internships that are available across the country and they are designed to teach candidates in multiple aspects of coaching, training and more. Listed here are some of the most well-known internships and key information about each one.
The Disney Sports Graduate Internship Program was founded in 1996 and serves to provide graduate students with an all-inclusive environment in which they can learn the business practices involved with working in or operating a sports complex. Regardless of the studentís dream job, the environment provided here is always the perfect environment. Disney selects 35 to 40 interns each year to participate in the 12-month program, and they must be enrolled in a Masterís or Doctorate degree program for the length of the internship, maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better, and be involved in their communities whether through volunteering, projects, or other ventures.
This particular internship is offered by the University of Wisconsin and seeks to provide students with the opportunity to learn about things such as preventative injury programming, on-the-field injury evaluation, sports rehabilitation and sports medicine clinic practices. This is one of the shortest of the athletic training internships available at only eight weeks in length, but for individuals who are interested in sports medicine, it is also one of the most comprehensive. Prerequisites for this internship include final year enrollment or completed coursework in an accredited athletic training program, a 3.0 or higher GPA, and CPR as well as AED certification.
The National Football League
While there are certainly good internships available within the NFL, the application process is a bit different. The NFL does not have one sole department that is in charge of assigning interns to individual head trainers; as such, candidates must apply to each head trainer on their own. Some of the things that internships can provide include helping to set up and break down equipment for practices, providing players with instructions for stretches, taping on-the-field action for later review, providing support during practices, attending to injured players on the field and overseeing player rehabilitation.
The Mayo School of Health Sciences offers one eight-week sports team internship and two four-week athletic training clinical internships. During their time in this Minnesota facility, candidates will work with a Rochester-based sports team in order to learn the skills they need to evaluate patients, create healthcare plans, discuss treatments with physicians and properly document injuries as well as the patientsí overall statuses. Candidates must be seeking a Bachelorís or Masterís degree in a recognized athletic training program; must have completed basic courses in anatomy, physiology, and athletic training; and must have a GPA of 3.0 or better. Students must also read, write and speak English fluently.
There are athletic training internships available through Sports International Football Camps, the TRIA Orthopedic Center, the PBATS or Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society and Chivas USA in addition to those discussed here.