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
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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