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 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.
Spotlight: 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 places students have interned for include:
- Advanced Sports Therapy
- Babson College, Strength and Conditioning
- Bayshore Physical Therapy
- Boston Children's Waltham Clinic
- Boston College Strength & Conditioning
- Boston Medical Center- Stress Testing Laboratory
- Boston Medical Center-Cardiac Rehab
- Boston Sports Club
- Catz Strength & Conditioning
- Children's Hospital Boston
- Emerson Hospital
- Fitness Together Auburndale
- Harvard- Strength & Conditioning
- Hebrew Rehabilitation for the Aged
- Kennedy Brothers
- Lasell College Strength and Conditioning
- Marathon Physical Therapy/Strength & Conditioning
- Metro West Medical Center in Framingham-Cardiac Rehab
- Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning
- New England Baptist Hospital
- Perfect Posture
- South Shore YMCA
- Sports and Physical Therapy Associates-Newton
- STACK Velocity Strength & Conditioning
- Stadium Performance
- Wellesley Athletics-Strength & Conditions