Nationwide Children's Sports Medicine has two internship programs available for college undergraduates.
The Athletic Training Internship prepares college students that are currently enrolled in a CAATE accredited university, for the various roles that an Athletic Trainer may have in the outreach and clinical settings. The internship will also provide the student athletic trainer with the opportunity to gain hands on experience, and a very real world working experience in the field of athletic training.
The New U/Play Strong Patient Care Internship works with patients within the New U Evening Program offered by the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition as well as patients in the Play Strong Program offered by our Sports Medicine Department. This internship is geared toward direct patient interactions where clinicians and interns work to support patients in an effort to provide positive lifestyle changes related to physical activity. New U / Play Strong Patient Care interns will be involved in leading group exercises, conducting patient interviews, and performing goal setting with individual patients. They will also have the opportunity to participate in research, data collection and program design.
The Play Strong Administrative Internship focuses on administrative tasks associated with the Play Strong program offered by Sports Medicine. The Play Strong program is a 12-week physical activity intervention designed for patients in need of behavior change related to physical activity habits. These children and adolescents, ages 11-18 years old, may be living with or recovering from chronic conditions such as cancer, diabetes, obesity and heart disease or simply struggle with weight. This is not a patient care internship. The Play Strong Administrative intern will assist with the administration, development, and expansion of the Play Strong program and may also have the opportunity to participate in research, data collection, and program design.
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