Internships are independent field experiences which offer students the opportunity to gain practical work experience, learn new skills, and develop professional contacts. In order to ensure an optimal learning experience, internship experiences are arranged and supervised by the exercise science internship coordinator. The cooperative arrangements involve a pre-determined on-site preceptor who provides direct supervision and instruction. Benefits of learning experiences available to students during their internship experience include:

  • Enrichment of communication skills with professionals in the field
  • Enhancement of exercise testing and prescriptive techniques learned in the classroom
  • Development of critical thinking skills
  • Maturation of leadership and organizational skills
  • Establishment of professional contacts
  • Accumulation of practical experiences that will assist in future job searches
  • Clarification of future career directions and goals

Eastern University is ideally located in the western suburbs of metropolitan Philadelphia area with access to a large number of internship sites within the exercise science industry. Students have had the opportunity to complete internships in a variety of settings. Below are some examples of sites where students recently secured internships:

Sports Performance Sites:
Villanova Strength and Conditioning
Haverford College
Parisi Speed School
Top Speed

Cardiac Rehab Sites:
Bryn Mawr Hospital
Christiana Care Health Services
Frankford Hospital
Holy Spirit Health System

Corporate Fitness Sites:
Johnson and Johnson
Slainte’ Corporate Fitness at US Liability Company

CHOP: Healthy Weight Program
AI Dupont Children's Hospital

Fitness and Personal Training:
Philadelphia Country Club Fitness Center
Mainline Health and Fitness
Elite Health and Wellness