Internship Opportunities

Athletic Training
Certified Athletic Trainers are involved in the care, prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation of injuries to athletes and the physically active. Athletic Trainers are recognized by the American Medical Association as Allied Health Professionals, and are employed in numerous settings including high schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, sports medicine clinics, industrial medicine settings, hospitals, and the military.

Exercise Science
Exercise scientists are knowledgeable in the areas of human performance, fitness, and conditioning. As members of the health care community, they are dedicated to health enhancement and are responsible for the development and coordination of exercise programs as well as the training and education of patients and clients. Using exercise as a preventative measure or a rehabilitative tool, exercise scientists work in a variety of settings including public schools, hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, fitness centers, and research institutions.

Alice O'ConnorSpotlight: Intern Alice O'Connor '17

Major: Exercise Science, minor in Coaching
Internship: Livingstone Speed Academy

Tell us about your responsibilities:
As an intern at the Livingstone Speed Academy, I implement and observe strength, speed, agility, mobility, and coordination programs for athletes ages 8-22 in the weight room as well as on the field. When I arrive I help to clean up the weight room or set up the field for the day's workouts.

What has been your favorite part of being an intern?
My favorite part of my internship is being able to learn new approaches to exercises and learning why they would be used for certain athletes versus others. Also I love the laid back atmosphere, because it makes me more comfortable asking questions about everything and anything.

How did your courses at Lasell relate to your internship?
Courses at Lasell that relate to my internship were professional interactions, anatomy and physiology, physics, kinesiology, personal training, and resistance training. Anatomy and physiology gave me the basic knowledge of the body and physics and kinesiology furthered that knowledge to understand how and why the body moves the way it does and how to manipulate movements. Professional interactions prepared me for the real world and how to deal with clients as well as bosses. Finally personal training and resistance training gave me the knowledge of how to build an effective program for different athlete’s goals, as well as the proper form and technique for Olympic lifts.

Other students have held internships at places such as:

  • Boston College as a strength and conditioning intern
  • Boston Sports Club as a personal trainer, fitness instructor intern
  • Children's Hospital Boston as an exercise physiology/stress lab intern
  • Emerson Hospital as an exercise physiology/stress lab intern
  • FitCorp as a personal trainer, fitness instructor
  • Harvard University as a strength and conditioning intern
  • Hebrew Rehabilitation for the Aged as an exercise rehabilitation intern
  • MetroWest Hospital as a stress lab/exercise rehabilitation intern
  • Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning as a strength and conditioning intern
  • New England Baptist Hospital as a physical therapy aide
  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital as a physical therapy aide
  • Sports and Physical Therapy Associates as a physical therapy aide
  • YMCA as a youth program instructor, fitness instructor intern, and strength and conditioning intern

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