Internship Opportunities

Internship Guidlines 2014-2015

Our majors find internships at large corporations, community-based organizations and nonprofits. Students have interned at health clubs, small businesses and physical therapy clinics. Physical therapy students work in a clinical setting, while health and wellness students work for vendors of services or in-house wellness programs of companies. Below is a small sample of companies that have worked with our students.

Click on the specific internship packet that matches your major located on the right side of this page,  print it out and meet with your faculty advisor to set up the internship.

  • Jones-Harrison Assisted Living
  • Institute for Athletic Medicine
  • Hennepin County HealthWorks
  • HealthPartners
  • Park Nicollet HealthSource
  • NovaCare Physical Therapy Clinic
  • Courage Center
  • Regions Hospital In-patient Physical Therapy Clinic
  • Fairview Ridges Rehabilitation Center
  • Ceridian Health Promotion Program
  • Illinois Bone and Joint Rehabilitation Center
  • Life Time Fitness
  • Idunna Fitness
  • Ramsey Tobacco Coalition
  • ETS Sports Performance
  • Lighthouse Communities
  • Heartland Orthopedics

Careers

There are a number of careers attainable by graduates from the Health and Human Performance Department, including:

  1. Occupational exercise scientist
  2. Physical education teacher
  3. Health education teacher
  4. Sporting goods store manager
  5. College athletic director
  6. Community recreation director
  7. Country club manager
  8. Cruise recreation director
  9. Spa or health club manager
  10. Cardiac rehabilitation specialist
  11. Personal trainer
  12. Community health educator
  13. Pharmaceutical sales representative
  14. Wellness coordinator
  15. Prison recreation specialist
  16. Exercise physiologist
  17. Occupational therapy assistant
  18. Physical therapist
  19. Sports psychologist

Your major and interests will determine the path you take; some careers require additional education.