|JMU Athletics Internships & Practicum Opportunities|
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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT DEADLINES:
As a practicum or internship student with the JMU Strength & Conditioning Department, you will be given the opportunity to apply your classroom learning to practical experiences within intercollegiate athletics in order to build a more rewarding educational experience at JMU. JMU Strength & Conditioning relies heavily on the participation of interns and practicum students, so you can expect to gain valuable insight on the day-to-day responsibilities of supervisors and their offices. These opportunities are intended to enhance your experience and knowledge of the intercollegiate strength & conditioning profession. All practicum and internship positions are non-paid.
To ensure that your application is accepted and/or considered, please follow the steps outlined below. Note: some area supervisors request additional documentation. The deadlines listed above have been set by the Athletics Department. You should refer to your academic advisor for date requirements for your practicum or internship.
Step 1: Review your practicum or internship requirements for your major.
Step 2: Use the links below to view descriptions and identify which positions align with your personal goals and interests.
Step 3: Download the application -
located at the top of this webpage - and complete.
We are looking for prospective student interns and practicum students who are interested in learning more about collegiate strength and conditioning and pursuing a career in this field. We offer a comprehensive and detailed semester-long program that focuses on preparing our students for graduate assistantships, full-time employment opportunities and volunteer positions at other strength and conditioning programs and organizations. Our extensive program includes learning and practicing the key elements in strength and conditioning: proper lifting technique, spotting technique, program design, periodization, speed and agility training, sports nutrition, etc. Students will have opportunities to earn academic credit, develop management skills, motivational tactics, and strengthen their coaching abilities while gaining valuable experience in an exciting environment.
If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity with JMU Strength and Conditioning please take the necessary steps to apply. You must complete the following paperwork and submit the requested materials before we can consider you for an internship or a practicum.
Download the Application
Download the Application
Pick One of the Following:
Exercise Science Majors
Practicum (KIN 471) – 90 hours over the course of the academic term enrolled
Internship (KIN 481) – 8 credits = 320 hours over a minimum of 8 weeks (40 hours per week)
Sport & Recreation Majors
Practicum (KIN 472) – 90 hours over the course of the academic term enrolled
Internship (KIN 482) – 480 hours over a minimum of 12 weeks (40 hours per week)
Fill out the application
Submit your application, a cover letter, and your resume to Greg Werner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadlines for Applications, Cover Letters, and Resumes
JMU Sport & Recreation Management Majors JMU Exercise Science Majors
Spring – October 15 Spring – December 1
Summer – February 15 Summer – May 1
Fall – March 15 Fall – May 1
Spring – December 1
Summer – May 1
Fall – May 1