Internship Opportunities

Health & Exercise Science majors will complete a 100 hour internship course with one-on-one guidance from a department faculty before graduating.  This internship is meant to provide students with real world experience and ensure they find a career that truly interests them.  The below internship guide outlines the steps required to get registered, along with the   form. schedule a meeting with their faculty advisor to get registered for the 2-credit course.  Any questions can be directed to the Health & Exercise Science office in AARC 206.

2019-20 Health & Exercise Science Internship Guide

Form for Registration: Request for Credit: Experiential Learning/Internship

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 internship packet link located on the top of this page, print it out, and then meet with your faculty advisor to set up the internship.

  • UST Wellness Center Internship (click for details)
  • Jones-Harrison Assisted Living
  • Institute for Athletic Medicine
  • Hennepin County HealthWorks
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSource Solutions
  • 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 Department of Health and Exercise Science.  Your major and interests will determine the path you take and  some careers require additional education.  We encourage our students to work with the Career Development Center to identify ways to grow toward their area of interest.  Below are only some of the careers that may be available to you in the chosen major.

Exercise Science Majors

  • Graduate School preparation for physical therapy, chiropractic, occupational therapy, medicine
  • Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation specialist
  • Recreation & Fitness Specialist
  • Athletic or Personal Training
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative 

Public Health Majors

  • Health Advocate or Health Educator
  • Epidemiologist or Environmental Specialist
  • Health Communications Specialist
  • University Research Assistant
  • Public Health Project Manager
  • Health Department Program Assistant

Health Promotion Majors

  • Health Promotion Program Manager
  • Wellness Coordinator or Community Recreation Director
  • Recreation & Fitness Specialist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Athletic or Personal Training
  • Graduate School for Occupational Therapy or others

Physical Education-Health Education Majors

  • Physical or Health Education Teacher
  • Athletic Director or College Coach
  • School Principal
  • Community Recreation Director
  • Wellness Coordinator
  • Health Club Manager