There are several diverse and different internships available for Exercise Science majors. The purpose of the Exercise Science internship is to provide the student with “real world experience in health and fitness, rehabilitation medicine, corporate fitness, and personal training supplemental to the experiences obtained in the Exercise Science and Sports Medicine curriculum and laboratory experiences. The internships vary from cardiovascular clinics to local area health clubs. The internships are designed to give the Exercise Science students a hands on and practical experience in working with many diverse and special populations in Louisville.
One of the goals of the student during the internship is to help educate the public about the need to increase lean muscle mass and improve cardiovascular endurance by working one on one with the individual to develop an exercise prescription. The student will use principles learned in exercise physiology, nutrition, exercise testing and prescription, injury prevention, community wellness and kinesiology to design and implement an intervention program as a service learning experience.