EMS Practicum Information – Spring 2022

EMS PRACTICUM INFORMATION – SPRING 2022

MEETING INFORMATION

We hope to have the list of available spring placements finalized by October 31st. Once the list is finalized, it will be posted on this website for you to review. There will be two evening meetings in mid-November for placements. One will be for clinical placements and one for lab placements. Students are encouraged to attend either or both meetings. Once the date is finalized, students will be notified via email and Canvas page. Prior to the meetings, students should review available sites and prioritize sites of interest.

PROCESS FOR ENROLLING IN PRACTICUM

To be eligible for Practicum, students must have completed Kines 314 or Kines 427. Students will not be able to enroll in practicum (Kines 300 section 002) during their enrollment period. There is a process in place for practicum. Students will not be able to enroll until all steps are complete.

  1. Students should review available practicum placements and determine which ones are of interest PRIOR to the placement meeting(s) in mid-November.
  2. Spring 2022 graduating seniors have first priority for spring assignments. Order of assignments is made based on cumulative credits. Every effort will be made to accommodate preferences where possible.
  3. Students will be notified of their placement the evening of the meeting.
  4. Students are then required to follow up with their practicum site supervisor to confirm their site and establish hours.
  5. Students must then contact Dr. Carda (carda@education.wisc.edu) with this information.
  6. Dr. Carda will ask the enrollment manager to grant permission to enroll in the class.
    1. Authorizations are usually entered right away, unless the request comes over the weekend. Then they are processed on Monday.
    2. You will receive an email from the enrollment manager, notifying you when you are able to enroll in the course.
  7. Students will need to enroll themselves in Kines 300 section 002. This is the section that meets EMS degree requirements. Be sure to check the “closed” option when searching for this section.

Once students are enrolled in Practicum, there will be only ONE meeting: the first Wednesday of the spring semester from 6:00-7:00pm. The schedule may indicate that it meets every week, but there is only one meeting.

Students are expected to review the Practicum Field Experience Handbook as well as the Personal Data Form. Contact Dr. Carda (carda@education.wisc.edu) if you have any questions.

DISCLAIMER: The placements listed below represent sites from last summer and this fall term. They are NOT a list of sites for the spring term.  This information will be updated as it becomes available.

 

Summer Placements

CLINICAL SUMMER 2021

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Cardiovascular Physiology Core Facility - Dr. Tim Hacker

The Cardiovascular Physiology Core Facility provides University of Wisconsin- Madison and outside researchers with a central resource for creating and studying cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology in animal models. While the central focus of the facility is cardiovascular research, the techniques employed are useful to a number of investigators in other fields. Currently, the facility is conducting studies focusing on heart failure, arrhythmias, gene, drug and cell therapy for treatment of diseases.

The Practicum Student’s experience could vary widely depending on the current projects in the Cardiovascular Core lab, but would involve animal models of disease. We typically use echocardiography, invasive hemodynamic monitoring, vascular surgeries (transaortic banding, myocardial infarctions, ischemia), and exercise stress testing to characterize animal disease models. Students would be able to observe animal surgeries, help collect and analyze data. Inquiries can be directed to Tim Hacker th2@medicine.wisc.edu

Requirements: In some cases, animal user training will be required

Motor Behavior Lab - Dr. Andrea Mason

Students working in the motor behavior lab will gain a variety of experiences related to the conduct of experiments within the domain of motor control. Our research lab investigates how upper limb motor control is influenced by a variety of participant, task and environmental factors. Recent projects have looked at bimanual coordination in typically developing children and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We have also become interested in better understanding coordination during complex tasks such as grasping while walking.
Depending on the semester and current projects in the lab, students may help with experiment conceptualization and setup, data collection and analysis, and/or documentation. Students will also participate in weekly lab meetings and journal clubs.

Preference will be given to students who have completed Kinesiology 361: Motor Learning and Performance. Students working in the motor behavior lab will be required to complete the Social and Behavioral Sciences IRB training before they will be allowed to work with human subjects testing and data analysis.

CHECK OUT THE DEPARTMENT RESEARCH PAGE

Requirements: CITI certification of completion

St. Mary’s Hospital Cardiac Rehab Internship Program

  1. Inpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Observe inpatient cardiac rehabilitation including daily preparation, ambulation, education, and documentation.
  • Under the direction/supervision of a cardiac rehabilitation clinician, educate patients on heart disease and heart function, risk factors, home exercise programs and follow up cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Under the direction/supervision of a cardiac rehabilitation clinician, perform monitored ambulation with patients that are s/p myocardial infarction, s/p coronary bypass surgery, s/p valve replacement and heart failure.
  • Assist with filing, sorting, and copying materials.

 

  1. Preventive Cardiology
  • Observe Preventive Cardiology (primary and secondary prevention) visits with our Medical Director
  • Observe dietitian consults

 

  • Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation

Under the direction/supervision of the cardiac rehabilitation clinician:

  • Assist patients with telemetry hookup
  • Assist patients with changing exercise equipment and exercise progression
  • Assist with data entry
  • Assess blood pressure and symptoms
  • Perform an initial visit with a patient
  • Develop exercise prescriptions
  • Teach education classes
  • Perform discharge teaching
  • Supervise maintenance program
  • Case Study (refer to Case Study Assignment)

 

  1. Heart Failure
  • Observe inpatient teaching/telephone call back program
  • Observe heart failure clinic outpatient visit

 

  1. Optional
  • Observe cardiac surgery
  • Observe cardiac catheterization
  • Observe electrophysiology study
  • Observe and assist with Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Special Projects: Wellness Committee Projects, Patient education projects, etc.

Preference for individual going in to medical profession (PA, MD, etc.)

FITNESS SUMMER 2021

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Custom Fitness Specialists

Practicum Description

Custom Fitness Specialists Description:

Custom Fitness Specialists is your results-based personal training studio.  CFS focuses on small group training (4-5 people), personal training, and contest prep for physique competitions.  Group training sessions isolate muscle groups into upper body, lower body, and core cardio workouts. We offer a non-intimidating environment where clients of all fitness levels are welcomed and encouraged. We realize that not everyone comes from the same health and wellness background, and our engaged, attentive, and experienced personal training team will help you to embrace physical activity and improve clients overall health. Our overall goal is to empower clients by sharing our knowledge and positive energy.

 

Client Profile:

95% of our clients are aesthetically motivated with their goals being weight loss or body composition change.  Our group training program has clients ranging from 22-50 years old, both male and female.

 

Locations:

Custom Fitness Specialists- WEST

6723 Seybold Road

Madison, WI 53719

 

Custom Fitness Specialists- Sun Prairie

5353 Maly Road

Suite D

Sun Prairie, WI  533590

 

Hours:

Group training hours are from 5:30am-9:30 am and 5-7 pm.  Students will also have the opportunity to shadow and assist in additional personal training hours.

 

Ideal Candidates:

  1. Have a strong interest in weight loss or physique sculpting, someone looking for a sports performance internship would not be ideal.
  2. Understands proper form and weight lifting technique.
  3. Is confident in communicating and relay information to all types of people.
  4. Has an outgoing disposition and uses positive reinforcement.
  5. Is results-orientated and cares about client success.

 

Possible Roles:

-Lead warm-ups and cool down for group training instruction.

– Demonstrate proper training techniques, exercise coaching, and motivation and instruction.

– Coach and correct form and technique.

– Shadow fitness initial consultations including body fat assessment.

– Potential to assist in office work.

 

Other Considerations:

Students will have the opportunity to work with 6 different trainers and between two locations.

Orange Shoe Gym

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Orange Shoe Personal Fitness

During your practicum at Orange Shoe Personal Fitness, we’ll develop a weekly schedule for you to work onsite at one of our six Madison area locations (which ever one is most convenient for you).  We will have onsite time where we will cooperatively work on one of the several projects we have lined up for the student, but there will also be times when you can work on these projects off-site as well.  At Orange Shoe, we service a diverse clientele but all of the clients have one common goal, they want to see progress.  In addition to our planned projects, you will also be going through our new-hire training program so you can begin to develop the skill-set that we instill in our newest team members at Orange Shoe.

UW East Side Sports Medicine Clinic (American Center) *Start mid-June

For students with interests in:

— Clinical exercise physiology

— Exercise prescription and leadership

— Recreational, occupational or physical therapy

— Medicine

Structure:

One semester, 3 credit course (approx. 6 hrs/wk, 96 hrs/semester).

Description

Hands-on experience working with patients in an outpatient preventive cardiology program. Students will work under the direct supervision of staff clinical exercise physiologists and be introduced to various topics throughout the semester concerning clinical exercise physiology, cardiovascular pathophysiology, diagnostic testing modalities, treatment and preventive therapies, wellness coaching, and exercise prescription. Students are also given a brief introduction to inpatient cardiac rehabilitation and exercise testing during the semester.

Outpatient Cardiac and Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Rehabilitation: Working with new cardiac and PAD patients in outpatient rehabilitation. Supervised rehab exercise classes meet MWF 8:00-9:00am, 9:30-10:30am, 11:00-12:00pm, and 1:00-2:00pm. Students are encouraged to work in one of these groups if class schedule allows. Individuals are seen for monitoring in between group times and offer the student experience in working with a staff member and patient individually. Experience in patient counseling, risk factor modification, hemodynamic and ECG monitoring.

Locations:

1) UW Health-Research Park Clinic, 621 Science Drive, Madison, WI 53711. Accessible by bus, close to West Transfer Point.

2) UW Health-The American Center, 4602 Eastpark Blvd, Madison, WI 53718. Accessible by bus (bus 06).

Grading:

The final grade for the course will be based on: 1) your attendance, creativity, self-motivation and independent work, understanding of basic concepts, and professional interaction with patients and staff, and 2) class criteria as set forth by undergraduate advisor. The practicum supervisor will meet with you prior to the start of class to discuss class and personal goals.

Supreme Health & Fitness

Work experience will include:

– Shadowing fitness staff for new member orientations and personal training appointments.
– Maintaining a fitness center.
– Review of functional training resources (kettlebell, TRX, foam rolling etc.)
– Review of exercise prescription and program design.

Work responsibilities include:

– Hosting a fitness incentive program for members (with guidance by a staff member)
– Assist in new member orientations
– Complete a mock periodized program at the end of the practicum.

Additional opportunities include:

– Free gym membership for duration of practicum
– Assistance in teaching group exercise classes (we offer Zumba, Body Pump, Boot Camp, TRX, Pilates, Yoga, Kick Boxing, Cycling, and Water Fitness)

Requirements: CPR/First Aid preferred

Madison West HS Strength & Conditioning

Madison West High School Athletic Performance Program Intern

The Madison West High School Strength Coach is looking for an intern to assist the Strength and Conditioning/Athletic Performance program. Intern will assist the Strength Coach in developing and implementing in-season training programs, as well as off-season training programs, for numerous teams.

This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to learn the dynamics of strength and conditioning for youth athletic development, specifically at the high school level. He/she will become familiar with how student interactions, administration, facilities, equipment, time, fitness levels, and communication with coaches and the athletic trainer all have influences within the program.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, monitoring student athletes during training, assisting in coaching athletic movements, potentially developing programs for sport teams, set-up and clean-up of equipment, and general maintenance of the facility.

Intern should have a strong work ethic, be willing to learn, and have a basic understanding of proper movement patterns. Experience in a team or group setting preferable.

This internship will meet at Madison West High School or a nearby outdoor site for 2-3 hours a day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Start time will be at 2:30 or 3:30 while school is in session, or 8:00 am during summer break. There will also be opportunities for data entry and use of training software that can be done off-site and will provide additional hours toward internship.

Background checks will be performed on candidates. Hours will count towards internship/practicum requirements. There is no monetary compensation for this position.

Princeton Club - West

Do you want to help change lives?
Princeton Club West looks forward to partnering with University Wisconsin – Madison in providing an option for Practicum Placement for Kinesiology students. Princeton Club has been a cornerstone of the Madison fitness industry, and our facilities can provide an excellent
practicum experience. Students will have the opportunity to learn firsthand how a high functioning Personal Training department operates, as well as skills in customer care, sales, marketing and program implementation. We are excited about the opportunity to help students
experience how they can carry their knowledge into the business world and make a positive impact on people’s lives.

Opportunities:
Practicum students will have the opportunity to work with Personal Trainers in one-on-one, small group and sport performance settings. Students will experience all aspects of training, assessment, sales, marketing, gym operation and management. We urge students to follow
where their passion in fitness takes them, and will have the opportunity to develop a Training program from vision to launch.

What we are looking for:
Princeton Club is looking for students with a passion for fitness, who exhibit professionalism and a willingness to learn. CPR/AED certification is required.

Scheduling:
Hours are very flexible, a variety of times and days is suggested to experience the many demographics our club has to offer.

Location:
Princeton Club West is located at 8080 Watts Rd. in Madison. We are located just off the eastbound beltline on Madison’s west side and close to Madison city bus routes.

Princeton Club Fitchburg

We are excited for the opportunity for the Princeton Club in Fitchburg to be the host site for your internship. We customize your internship to meet your interests including personal training and management. We also have flexible scheduling for you. Our personal trainers meet high standards of excellence in exercise physiology, nutrition, anatomy, training program development, exercise application, health screening, fitness assessments, and client experience. Most importantly, our personal trainers inspire, support, and lead every member in their effort towards a healthy productive life. We aspire to be the inspiration and leadership that will guide our community into being the fittest community in America, to be the customer care benchmark, and be passionate about helping others.   Opportunities at Princeton Club Our staff of Personal Trainers assist members with a multitude of services including: personal training, small group personal training, group fitness classes, member assessments, member, fitness challenges, and seminars. Students have the opportunity to observe all aspects of training and assessments, membership sales, gym operation, and management. Interns are also able to take on current employees as their own clients. Our placement rate for out interns to become staff at our facility is over 90%, and several interns were offered jobs as trainers even prior to their internships ending!   Possible hours of internship

  • Monday thru Friday 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Hours are flexible to be able to work around school and other after school commitments

Requirements Professional appearance and demeanor a must while on the training floor. CPR/First Aid Certified preferred.   How to get here Located about 15 minutes from campus just off Verona Road/US Highway 18/151, it’s an easy drive if you have a car. If you don’t have a car, the Madison Metro Bus has two pick-ups near us, the closest being right out of our parking lot on Hard Rock Road, the other at Target on Fitchrona Road. We are tucked in the shopping area near Buffalo Wild Wings, HyVee, and Target.

Princeton Club East

Princeton Club East welcomes students to join us for their Kinesiology  Practicum Internship. We want students to not only enjoy their learning experience with us, but we want them to be engaged with our clientele, active in client and small group programming, and ready to learn from a variety of trainers and training philosophies. Our trainers can provide you with a plethora of knowledge and experience ranging from college athletics, cardiac rehab experience, youth sport specific training, body building and Strongman, triathlon training, all types of program building (including our Biggest Loser Program which starts at the end of January), and client retention. We are all here to help others achieve a healthier version of themselves and show them what they are not only capable of, but what else they can achieve if they put their mind and body to the test. Now turning that passion into a career produces a very fulfilling life.

Opportunities
Students will have the opportunity to work with our Personal Trainers in individual, 2:1 and small group classes, as well as, our Biggest Loser Program (which is our largest program). Students will gain experience in assessments, sales, programming for individual and small group sessions, marketing and what goes into marketing to make a successful program, and business/clientele management.

What we are looking for
Team Players. Our team has grown into a strong, positive and inviting  atmosphere, so we are looking for interns who have strong communication skills and can work well in a team.
**CPR/AED certified preferred

Hours available
M – 8am-12pm , 3pm-8pm
T – 8am-12pm , 3pm-8pm
W – 8am-11am , 3pm-8pm
R – 8am-12pm , 3pm-7pm
F – 6am-12pm , 3pm-8pm
S – 8am-1pm

Location

1726 Eagan Rd.

We are right across the street from East Towne Mall (Sears). There is a Madison Metropolitan Bus Stop at the mall.

Big Dane Co.

813 Post Road – Madison, WI.  Please send all resumes to: Barrett Danz barrett@crossfitbigdane.com

Office: 608-819-6544​               

**70 hours — Will need additional activities to complete practicum (Dr. Carda and practicum supervisor will help determine what activities will meet requirement)**

Practicum/Internship opportunity hours:

The Big Dane Collective and CrossFit Big Dane is looking for highly motivated individuals who are passionate about helping others achieve health and wellness to be part of our internship program. The Big Dane trains individuals from the ages of 5 and up while accommodating the level of the individual per current guidelines. We are able to offer 1-2 candidates a position to gain valuable experience in large group management, program design, training, and microgym business best practices.

Schedule is as follows: 

Schedule is flexible as we have both AM and PM class offerings throughout the week. Interns are asked to work a minimum of 8 hours per week for the duration of their program.

Responsibilities would include:

  1. Training elementary, middle and high school athletes in the areas of general fitness.
  2. Managing front desk and administrative duties.
  3. Assisting in extracurricular areas of business such as; Events, Social Media/Marketing, Specialty programs etc.

**A complete internship syllabus will be sent prior to start date.

Prerequisites:

  1. CPR/AED
  2. Currently hold or working toward CrossFit Level 1

Sports Advant-edge

Practicum opportunity Hours

These can be split in a variety of ways but listed below are the opportunities for Students.

Monday- Friday- 6:00-9:00 AM or 3:30-7:30 PM
Youth/ High School Strength and Speed sessions
Classes run for an hour at time
Speed and Agility coaching
Strength training technique coaching
Set up Drills and weight room/Clean up drills and weight room
Check athletes in/greet parents
Adult bootcamps
Shadow personal training sessions
Date Entry

Locations
Verona Sports Advantedge
Waunakee Sports Advantedge
Beaver Dam Sports Advantedge
Edgewood High School

There may be some other times available as they come open. Weekends may also be an option moving forward

We can take students in 2 hour or 4 hour blocks.

Goal
The goal for all the practicum students is to give them real life coaching experience. They will be very hands on with our athletes helping teach various skills and techniques.

 

Get Movin Program - Dr. Fabu Carter *virtual*

Elite Sports Performance

Practicum/Internship opportunity hours The Prairie Athletic Club and Elite Sports Performance Program is looking for highly motivated individuals who are passionate about sports performance training to be part of their internship program. The PAC has a member base of over 16K individuals with offerings for all age groups. ESP trains athletes from the ages of 8 and up while accommodating the level of the individual per current guidelines. The PAC is able to offer 2-3 candidates a position to gain valuable experience in new athlete assessments, program design, training, and development of blog posts. There is also an opportunity to train athletes/general population clients 1 on 1 with commission if candidate holds a current nationally accredited certification. Based on performance and reviews, there is also an opportunity for employment upon completion.

Schedule is as follows:

Schedule is flexible as we have both AM and PM class offerings throughout the week during the summer months. When school is in session we primarily have offerings during after school hours and into the evenings along with Saturday morning classes that occur throughout the year.

Interns are asked to work a minimum of 15 hours per week for the duration of their program.

Responsibilities would include:

  1. Training elementary, middle and high school athletes, along with some collegiate level athletes in the areas of:

– Strength training

– Mobility training

– Self-myofascial release techniques

– Speed and agility training

– Olympic lifting technique

–  Explosive movements

  1. Film and analyze footage of client movement assessments
  2. Development of personalized programs for athletes
  3. Education of prescribed exercises to athletes
  4. Running a class of 5-15 athletes with the aid of other trainers

Goal:

To gain experience in all of the above listed responsibilities for application towards future employment.

To gain confidence in instructing athletes to achieve optimal performance.

Create relationships with athletes along with provide them with the tools to obtain peak performance.

Prerequisites

– Pass a background check

– Hold current CPR/AED

– Enrolled in College/University fitness or related education program

If a candidate would like the opportunity to earn commission training athletes 1 on 1 they would need to hold a current nationally accredited certification as well as items above.

Requirements: Vaccines (Flu, TB) and CPR/First Aid card

Total Athlete Performance

**55-70 hours — Will need additional activities to complete practicum (Dr. Carda and practicum supervisor will help determine what activities will meet requirement)**

Total Athlete Performance is a strength and conditioning facility that works primarily with youth, high school, collegiate and professional athletes. Our training sessions consist mainly of small group (semi-private) and team training. Practicum hours for the Fall and Spring Semesters would mainly be between 3:30 and 8:30pm Monday through Friday with possible hours during the morning on Saturdays and Sundays. During the Summer Semester, hours will vary between 8:00am and 5:00pm.  We have facilities in both Windsor and Verona and work with different teams/camps in the surrounding Madison area with various off-site training sessions as well.

 

Students will get hands on experience coaching athletes and leading small groups/teams.  You will also have the opportunity to observe our staff’s coaching style, programming methods, and various training philosophies. We expect students to have questions and a learning attitude.  Our goal is to provide you with as much information and answers in this field to help you grow in the right direction. As the world of sports and human performance continues to evolve, our team is dedicated to making the sports performance world more clear to an individual entering the field or still trying to find their path.

Functional Integrated Training

Functional Integrated Training (F.I.T.) –
Located at 5380 King James Way – Suite A1
Jared Markiewicz – Owner

**60 hours — Will need additional activities to complete practicum (Dr. Carda and practicum supervisor will help determine what activities will meet requirement)**

Working primarily with adults, ages 25 – 50, who have a desire to perform as athletes as adults.
F.I.T. also has high school athlete and youth (ages 5 -9 and ages 10 – 13) programming. Practicum hours could be Monday through Friday, probably either early morning and/or early evening working with the adult population. Working with the younger populations might be possible, depending upon schedules.
Practicum would include observation and then hands on training of facility clientele. This would include screening and assessment of new clientele, periodic re-assessment of existing clientele to determine progress and effectiveness of training, program design aspects, and training interaction. Training may include one-on-one or small group activities.

Requirements: CPR/First Aid card

Special Olympics *virtual*

Sports & Wellness Department Intern

Description: Special Olympics Wisconsin provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This unpaid internship will allow the student to assist the Sports & Wellness staff in planning and implementing competitions, wellness opportunities and training schools for coaches and athletes. A Variety of time commitments are available to meet student’s academic requirements. Hours are flexible. Work load will be assigned based on availability of student.

Qualifications:

  • Major in Recreation Management, Sports Management, Therapeutic Recreation, Kinesiology, Health Promotion, Physical Education, Public Health or related field.
  • Excellent organizational, administrative & communication skills are required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows and Word.
  • Occasional statewide travel and evening & weekend work is required (costs are reimbursed)
  • This position requires some heavy lifting (over 50 pounds)
  • Comfortable in casually-dressed, fun filled environment

Internship Responsibilities may include:

  • Assist with planning and coordination of SOWI sports competitions
  • Assist with the development and coordination of Sports Management Teams
  • Plan and implement a Coaches Training School and/or sport clinic
  • Assist with volunteer management
  • Create wellness education station for local tournament
  • Plan/coordinate/assist with a local fit club
  • Occasional clerical projects including filing, organizing, phone calling &/or errand running
  • Serve on Games Management Team
  • Equipment/supply management
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the VP of Sports & Wellness

Supervision:

The Sports Intern will work under the supervision of the Region 6 Athletic Director, Sr. Director of Unified Sports, Sr. Director of Health Programs and the Vice President of Sports & Wellness. Please send cover letter and resume to Special Olympics Wisconsin c/o Nicole Christensen at 2310 Crossroads Drive, Suite 1000, Madison, WI 53718 or email information to NChristensen@SpecialOlympicsWisconsin.org.

Harbor Athletic Club

2529 Allen Blvd., Middleton

The practicum student will work directly under the Head Trainer and the Personal Training Director. Projects will vary based on time of year. Overall, there will be a mix of front desk, weight room maintenance, observing, calling new members, and new member orientations. Free membership to the club included in the practicum. CPR certification preferred.

Daily

  1. Walk through weight rooms and put away weights, throw away broken items, tell maintenance if items need to be fixed, monitor members and offer help if needed. Harbor will provide a personal trainer vest to identify student as a staff member.
  2. Call new members to ask if they would like an orientation, ask how they are doing.
  3. Work with marketing department on video for IG and FB- workout of the day. This might be every-other day or weekly. Also posting recent research as it relates to our health club offerings.

Weekly

  1. Attend PT meeting
  2. Make sure PT office is stocked with all necessary forms, weight record/chart cards, health histories, and vacuum if needed.
  3. Observe a session with a trainer- arranged through each trainer or Head Trainer.

Monthly and/or Special Projects

  1. Website- review PT pages and make note of any info that needs updating
  2. Do at least one seminar for members during your internship. Topic of your choice. Some ideas include- Strength Training for Women, Functional Training, Rolling, Balance training, etc.
  3. List new equipment needs

Fall Placements

CLINICAL FALL 2021

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Cardiovascular Physiology Core Facility - Dr. Tim Hacker

The Cardiovascular Physiology Core Facility provides University of Wisconsin- Madison and outside researchers with a central resource for creating and studying cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology in animal models. While the central focus of the facility is cardiovascular research, the techniques employed are useful to a number of investigators in other fields. Currently, the facility is conducting studies focusing on heart failure, arrhythmias, gene, drug and cell therapy for treatment of diseases.

The Practicum Student’s experience could vary widely depending on the current projects in the Cardiovascular Core lab, but would involve animal models of disease. We typically use echocardiography, invasive hemodynamic monitoring, vascular surgeries (transaortic banding, myocardial infarctions, ischemia), and exercise stress testing to characterize animal disease models. Students would be able to observe animal surgeries, help collect and analyze data. Inquiries can be directed to Tim Hacker th2@medicine.wisc.edu

Requirements: In some cases, animal user training will be required

Motor Behavior Lab - Dr. Andrea Mason

Students working in the motor behavior lab will gain a variety of experiences related to the conduct of experiments within the domain of motor control. Our research lab investigates how upper limb motor control is influenced by a variety of participant, task and environmental factors. Recent projects have looked at bimanual coordination in typically developing children and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We have also become interested in better understanding coordination during complex tasks such as grasping while walking.
Depending on the semester and current projects in the lab, students may help with experiment conceptualization and setup, data collection and analysis, and/or documentation. Students will also participate in weekly lab meetings and journal clubs.

Preference will be given to students who have completed Kinesiology 361: Motor Learning and Performance. Students working in the motor behavior lab will be required to complete the Social and Behavioral Sciences IRB training before they will be allowed to work with human subjects testing and data analysis.

CHECK OUT THE DEPARTMENT RESEARCH PAGE

Requirements: CITI certification of completion

Badger Sports Performance Lab - Dr. Drew Watson

Students working with Badger Athletic Performance will gain a variety of experiences related to athletic performance measures, injury prevention and screening, and injury assessment. Our research investigates how performance related measurements provide insight to both on-field performance and injury recovery.  Recent projects have looked at biomechanical assessments of people recovering from ACL reconstruction surgeries, normative values of countermovement vertical jumping in elite athletes, injury risk factors following concussion and many other movement related investigations.  Depending on the semester and current projects in the ab, students may help with experiment conceptualization and setup, data collection and analysis, and/or documentation.  Students working with Badger Athletic Performance will be required to complete the Social and Behavioral Sciences IRB training before they will be allowed to work with human subjects testing and data analysis.

Requirements: HIPAA and CITI certifications of completion

KINES 116 CPR & First Aid - Dr. Dan Timm

Kines 116 First Aid and Basic Life Support
Description of Practicum Experience

Overview
The Kines 116 practicum student serves as an assistant instructor, providing instruction and training to students while developing skills applicable to her/his respective career path.

Skills Developed
Planning – After deciding with the course instructor what to teach, the practicum student plans how to teach the respective content.
Public Speaking – The practicum student teaches CPR/AED and first aid content to the class, continually gaining experience speaking in front of others.
Leadership – The practicum student directs group discussion of course content.
Teaching Experience – The practicum student is exposed to various teaching methods and discovers which work best depending on the content.
Develops a Critical Eye – As Kines 116 students practice skills, the practicum student observes their practice, comparing their performance to how skills should be performed.
Ability to Give Feedback – The practicum student provides feedback to Kines 116 students as they practice CPR/AED and first aid skills.
Attention to Detail – Content in Kines 116 requires attention to detail in teaching it and providing feedback to students.

Preferred Prerequisites
Have taken Kines 116 First Aid and Basic Life Support
or
Have taken the non-credit Basic Life Support and First Aid classes offered through the Department of Kinesiology

Exercise Psychology Lab - Dr. Cook

Practicum Summary: Exercise Psychology Lab

The project that students will be involved in is titled, “Structural Neuroimaging of Physical Activity Behaviors in Healthy Women”. The purpose of this study is to examine daily physical activity habits, fitness, and pain sensitivity in relation to brain structure in women who are highly active or sedentary. Students will be involved in a variety of hands-on experimental tasks which include assisting with research participants during the maximal exercise test on a bicycle, the pressure pain test, and with administration of the physical activity monitors (similar to a Fitbit). Students will also be able to observe the brain imaging scans. Additionally, students will assist with data quality checking and analysis, which is a critical component of conducting research. Further, relevant literature will be discussed and students will be guided through proper synthesis and critical analysis of the material. Overall, students will learn fundamental concepts about the nature of research and what is required to be successful in this environment. There may be additional opportunities to observe and/or assist with other projects currently going on in Dr. Cook’s lab that focus on the illnesses of military Veterans from the Persian Gulf War. Having a flexible schedule will be important for the students that take on this practicum, because the nature of testing human subjects requires scheduling experimental sessions around the participants’ schedules.

FITNESS FALL 2021

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Adapted Fitness & Personal Training

Custom Fitness Specialists

Practicum Description

Custom Fitness Specialists Description:

Custom Fitness Specialists is your results-based personal training studio.  CFS focuses on small group training (4-5 people), personal training, and contest prep for physique competitions.  Group training sessions isolate muscle groups into upper body, lower body, and core cardio workouts. We offer a non-intimidating environment where clients of all fitness levels are welcomed and encouraged. We realize that not everyone comes from the same health and wellness background, and our engaged, attentive, and experienced personal training team will help you to embrace physical activity and improve clients overall health. Our overall goal is to empower clients by sharing our knowledge and positive energy.

 

Client Profile:

95% of our clients are aesthetically motivated with their goals being weight loss or body composition change.  Our group training program has clients ranging from 22-50 years old, both male and female.

 

Locations:

Custom Fitness Specialists- WEST

6723 Seybold Road

Madison, WI 53719

 

Custom Fitness Specialists- Sun Prairie

5353 Maly Road

Suite D

Sun Prairie, WI  533590

 

Hours:

Group training hours are from 5:30am-9:30 am and 5-7 pm.  Students will also have the opportunity to shadow and assist in additional personal training hours.

 

Ideal Candidates:

  1. Have a strong interest in weight loss or physique sculpting, someone looking for a sports performance internship would not be ideal.
  2. Understands proper form and weight lifting technique.
  3. Is confident in communicating and relay information to all types of people.
  4. Has an outgoing disposition and uses positive reinforcement.
  5. Is results-orientated and cares about client success.

 

Possible Roles:

-Lead warm-ups and cool down for group training instruction.

– Demonstrate proper training techniques, exercise coaching, and motivation and instruction.

– Coach and correct form and technique.

– Shadow fitness initial consultations including body fat assessment.

– Potential to assist in office work.

 

Other Considerations:

Students will have the opportunity to work with 6 different trainers and between two locations.

Orange Shoe Personal Fitness

Orange Shoe Personal Fitness

During your practicum at Orange Shoe Personal Fitness, we’ll develop a weekly schedule for you to work onsite at one of our six Madison area locations (which ever one is most convenient for you).  We will have onsite time where we will cooperatively work on one of the several projects we have lined up for the student, but there will also be times when you can work on these projects off-site as well.  At Orange Shoe, we service a diverse clientele but all of the clients have one common goal, they want to see progress.  In addition to our planned projects, you will also be going through our new-hire training program so you can begin to develop the skill-set that we instill in our newest team members at Orange Shoe.

 

UW East Side Sports Medicine (American Center)

For students with interests in:

— Clinical exercise physiology

— Exercise prescription and leadership

— Recreational, occupational or physical therapy

— Medicine

Structure:

One semester, 3 credit course (approx. 6 hrs/wk, 96 hrs/semester).

Description

Hands-on experience working with patients in an outpatient preventive cardiology program. Students will work under the direct supervision of staff clinical exercise physiologists and be introduced to various topics throughout the semester concerning clinical exercise physiology, cardiovascular pathophysiology, diagnostic testing modalities, treatment and preventive therapies, wellness coaching, and exercise prescription. Students are also given a brief introduction to inpatient cardiac rehabilitation and exercise testing during the semester.

Outpatient Cardiac and Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Rehabilitation: Working with new cardiac and PAD patients in outpatient rehabilitation. Supervised rehab exercise classes meet MWF 8:00-9:00am, 9:30-10:30am, 11:00-12:00pm, and 1:00-2:00pm. Students are encouraged to work in one of these groups if class schedule allows. Individuals are seen for monitoring in between group times and offer the student experience in working with a staff member and patient individually. Experience in patient counseling, risk factor modification, hemodynamic and ECG monitoring.

Locations:

1) UW Health-Research Park Clinic, 621 Science Drive, Madison, WI 53711. Accessible by bus, close to West Transfer Point.

2) UW Health-The American Center, 4602 Eastpark Blvd, Madison, WI 53718. Accessible by bus (bus 06).

Grading:

The final grade for the course will be based on: 1) your attendance, creativity, self-motivation and independent work, understanding of basic concepts, and professional interaction with patients and staff, and 2) class criteria as set forth by undergraduate advisor. The practicum supervisor will meet with you prior to the start of class to discuss class and personal goals.

Supreme Health & Fitness

Work experience will include:

– Shadowing fitness staff for new member orientations and personal training appointments.
– Maintaining a fitness center.
– Review of functional training resources (kettlebell, TRX, foam rolling etc.)
– Review of exercise prescription and program design.

Work responsibilities include:

– Hosting a fitness incentive program for members (with guidance by a staff member)
– Assist in new member orientations
– Complete a mock periodized program at the end of the practicum.

Additional opportunities include:

– Free gym membership for duration of practicum
– Assistance in teaching group exercise classes (we offer Zumba, Body Pump, Boot Camp, TRX, Pilates, Yoga, Kick Boxing, Cycling, and Water Fitness)

Requirements: CPR/First Aid preferred

Madison West HS Strength & Conditioning

The Madison West High School Strength Coach is looking for an intern to assist the Strength and Conditioning/Athletic Performance program.  Intern will assist the Strength Coach in developing and implementing in-season training programs, as well as off-season training programs, for numerous teams. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to learn the dynamics of strength and conditioning for youth athletic development, specifically at the high school level.  He/she will become familiar with how student interactions, administration, facilities, equipment, time, fitness levels, and communication with coaches and the athletic trainer all have influences within the program. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, monitoring student athletes during training, assisting in coaching athletic movements, potentially developing programs for sport teams, set-up and clean-up of equipment, and general maintenance of the facility. Intern should have a strong work ethic, be willing to learn, and have a basic understanding of proper movement patterns.  Experience in a team or group setting preferable. This internship will meet at Madison West High School for 1-2 hours a day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, starting at 2:30 or 3:30.  There will also be opportunities for data entry and use of training software that can be done off-site and will provide additional hours toward internship. Background checks will be performed on candidates.  Hours will count towards internship/practicum requirements.  There is no monetary compensation for this position.

Princeton Club - West

Do you want to help change lives?
Princeton Club West looks forward to partnering with University Wisconsin – Madison in providing an option for Practicum Placement for Kinesiology students. Princeton Club has been a cornerstone of the Madison fitness industry, and our facilities can provide an excellent
practicum experience. Students will have the opportunity to learn firsthand how a high functioning Personal Training department operates, as well as skills in customer care, sales, marketing and program implementation. We are excited about the opportunity to help students
experience how they can carry their knowledge into the business world and make a positive impact on people’s lives.

Opportunities:
Practicum students will have the opportunity to work with Personal Trainers in one-on-one, small group and sport performance settings. Students will experience all aspects of training, assessment, sales, marketing, gym operation and management. We urge students to follow
where their passion in fitness takes them, and will have the opportunity to develop a Training program from vision to launch.

What we are looking for:
Princeton Club is looking for students with a passion for fitness, who exhibit professionalism and a willingness to learn. CPR/AED certification is required.

Scheduling:
Hours are very flexible, a variety of times and days is suggested to experience the many demographics our club has to offer.

Location:
Princeton Club West is located at 8080 Watts Rd. in Madison. We are located just off the eastbound beltline on Madison’s west side and close to Madison city bus routes.

Princeton Club Fitchburg

We are excited for the opportunity for the Princeton Club in Fitchburg to be the host site for your internship. We customize your internship to meet your interests including personal training and management. We also have flexible scheduling for you. Our personal trainers meet high standards of excellence in exercise physiology, nutrition, anatomy, training program development, exercise application, health screening, fitness assessments, and client experience. Most importantly, our personal trainers inspire, support, and lead every member in their effort towards a healthy productive life. We aspire to be the inspiration and leadership that will guide our community into being the fittest community in America, to be the customer care benchmark, and be passionate about helping others.   Opportunities at Princeton Club Our staff of Personal Trainers assist members with a multitude of services including: personal training, small group personal training, group fitness classes, member assessments, member, fitness challenges, and seminars. Students have the opportunity to observe all aspects of training and assessments, membership sales, gym operation, and management. Interns are also able to take on current employees as their own clients. Our placement rate for out interns to become staff at our facility is over 90%, and several interns were offered jobs as trainers even prior to their internships ending!   Possible hours of internship

  • Monday thru Friday 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Hours are flexible to be able to work around school and other after school commitments

Requirements Professional appearance and demeanor a must while on the training floor. CPR/First Aid Certified preferred.   How to get here Located about 15 minutes from campus just off Verona Road/US Highway 18/151, it’s an easy drive if you have a car. If you don’t have a car, the Madison Metro Bus has two pick-ups near us, the closest being right out of our parking lot on Hard Rock Road, the other at Target on Fitchrona Road. We are tucked in the shopping area near Buffalo Wild Wings, HyVee, and Target.

Princeton Club East

Princeton Club East welcomes students to join us for their Kinesiology  Practicum Internship. We want students to not only enjoy their learning experience with us, but we want them to be engaged with our clientele, active in client and small group programming, and ready to learn from a variety of trainers and training philosophies. Our trainers can provide you with a plethora of knowledge and experience ranging from college athletics, cardiac rehab experience, youth sport specific training, body building and Strongman, triathlon training, all types of program building (including our Biggest Loser Program which starts at the end of January), and client retention. We are all here to help others achieve a healthier version of themselves and show them what they are not only capable of, but what else they can achieve if they put their mind and body to the test. Now turning that passion into a career produces a very fulfilling life.

Opportunities
Students will have the opportunity to work with our Personal Trainers in individual, 2:1 and small group classes, as well as, our Biggest Loser Program (which is our largest program). Students will gain experience in assessments, sales, programming for individual and small group sessions, marketing and what goes into marketing to make a successful program, and business/clientele management.

What we are looking for
Team Players. Our team has grown into a strong, positive and inviting  atmosphere, so we are looking for interns who have strong communication skills and can work well in a team.
**CPR/AED certified preferred

Hours available
M – 8am-12pm , 3pm-8pm
T – 8am-12pm , 3pm-8pm
W – 8am-11am , 3pm-8pm
R – 8am-12pm , 3pm-7pm
F – 6am-12pm , 3pm-8pm
S – 8am-1pm

Location

1726 Eagan Rd.

We are right across the street from East Towne Mall (Sears). There is a Madison Metropolitan Bus Stop at the mall.

UW Athletics

Wisconsin Olympic Strength & Conditioning The Wisconsin strength and conditioning practicum program is designed to provide students the opportunity to work with Division I student-athletes and develop the entry level hands-on skills needed to pursue a profession in the athletic performance field. Students must be committed to the field of exercise science, kinesiology or physical education and be eager to learn and participate in all areas. Each student will be responsible for developing a positive rapport with the student-athletes while maintaining a professional distance.     Possible hours of work: 5:30am – 6:30pm Possible days of work: Monday – Sunday Requirements: CPR, AED and First Aid Certified ***No Current or Former Intercollegiate Athletes Allowed***

Special Olympics

Sports & Wellness Department Intern

Description: Special Olympics Wisconsin provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This unpaid internship will allow the student to assist the Sports & Wellness staff in planning and implementing competitions, wellness opportunities and training schools for coaches and athletes. A Variety of time commitments are available to meet student’s academic requirements. Hours are flexible. Work load will be assigned based on availability of student.

Qualifications:

  • Major in Recreation Management, Sports Management, Therapeutic Recreation, Kinesiology, Health Promotion, Physical Education, Public Health or related field.
  • Excellent organizational, administrative & communication skills are required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows and Word.
  • Occasional statewide travel and evening & weekend work is required (costs are reimbursed)
  • This position requires some heavy lifting (over 50 pounds)
  • Comfortable in casually-dressed, fun filled environment

Internship Responsibilities may include:

  • Assist with planning and coordination of SOWI sports competitions
  • Assist with the development and coordination of Sports Management Teams
  • Plan and implement a Coaches Training School and/or sport clinic
  • Assist with volunteer management
  • Create wellness education station for local tournament
  • Plan/coordinate/assist with a local fit club
  • Occasional clerical projects including filing, organizing, phone calling &/or errand running
  • Serve on Games Management Team
  • Equipment/supply management
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the VP of Sports & Wellness

Supervision:

The Sports Intern will work under the supervision of the Region 6 Athletic Director, Sr. Director of Unified Sports, Sr. Director of Health Programs and the Vice President of Sports & Wellness. Please send cover letter and resume to Special Olympics Wisconsin c/o Nicole Christensen at 2310 Crossroads Drive, Suite 1000, Madison, WI 53718 or email information to NChristensen@SpecialOlympicsWisconsin.org.

Big Dane Co.

813 Post Road – Madison, WI.  Please send all resumes to: Barrett Danz barrett@crossfitbigdane.com

Office: 608-819-6544​               

**70 hours — Will need additional activities to complete practicum (Dr. Carda and practicum supervisor will help determine what activities will meet requirement)**

Practicum/Internship opportunity hours:

The Big Dane Collective and CrossFit Big Dane is looking for highly motivated individuals who are passionate about helping others achieve health and wellness to be part of our internship program. The Big Dane trains individuals from the ages of 5 and up while accommodating the level of the individual per current guidelines. We are able to offer 1-2 candidates a position to gain valuable experience in large group management, program design, training, and microgym business best practices.

Schedule is as follows: 

Schedule is flexible as we have both AM and PM class offerings throughout the week. Interns are asked to work a minimum of 8 hours per week for the duration of their program.

Responsibilities would include:

  1. Training elementary, middle and high school athletes in the areas of general fitness.
  2. Managing front desk and administrative duties.
  3. Assisting in extracurricular areas of business such as; Events, Social Media/Marketing, Specialty programs etc.

**A complete internship syllabus will be sent prior to start date.

Prerequisites:

  1. CPR/AED
  2. Currently hold or working toward CrossFit Level 1

Sports Advant-edge

Practicum opportunity Hours

These can be split in a variety of ways but listed below are the opportunities for Students.

Monday- Friday- 6:00-9:00 AM or 3:30-7:30 PM
Youth/ High School Strength and Speed sessions
Classes run for an hour at time
Speed and Agility coaching
Strength training technique coaching
Set up Drills and weight room/Clean up drills and weight room
Check athletes in/greet parents
Adult bootcamps
Shadow personal training sessions
Date Entry

Locations
Verona Sports Advantedge
Waunakee Sports Advantedge
Beaver Dam Sports Advantedge
Edgewood High School

There may be some other times available as they come open. Weekends may also be an option moving forward

We can take students in 2 hour or 4 hour blocks.

Goal
The goal for all the practicum students is to give them real life coaching experience. They will be very hands on with our athletes helping teach various skills and techniques.

 

Get Movin Program - Dr. Fabu Carter *virtual*

Elite Sports Performance

Practicum/Internship opportunity hours The Prairie Athletic Club and Elite Sports Performance Program is looking for highly motivated individuals who are passionate about sports performance training to be part of their internship program. The PAC has a member base of over 16K individuals with offerings for all age groups. ESP trains athletes from the ages of 8 and up while accommodating the level of the individual per current guidelines. The PAC is able to offer 2-3 candidates a position to gain valuable experience in new athlete assessments, program design, training, and development of blog posts. There is also an opportunity to train athletes/general population clients 1 on 1 with commission if candidate holds a current nationally accredited certification. Based on performance and reviews, there is also an opportunity for employment upon completion.

Schedule is as follows:

Schedule is flexible as we have both AM and PM class offerings throughout the week during the summer months. When school is in session we primarily have offerings during after school hours and into the evenings along with Saturday morning classes that occur throughout the year.

Interns are asked to work a minimum of 15 hours per week for the duration of their program.

Responsibilities would include:

  1. Training elementary, middle and high school athletes, along with some collegiate level athletes in the areas of:

– Strength training

– Mobility training

– Self-myofascial release techniques

– Speed and agility training

– Olympic lifting technique

–  Explosive movements

  1. Film and analyze footage of client movement assessments
  2. Development of personalized programs for athletes
  3. Education of prescribed exercises to athletes
  4. Running a class of 5-15 athletes with the aid of other trainers

Goal:

To gain experience in all of the above listed responsibilities for application towards future employment.

To gain confidence in instructing athletes to achieve optimal performance.

Create relationships with athletes along with provide them with the tools to obtain peak performance.

Prerequisites

– Pass a background check

– Hold current CPR/AED

– Enrolled in College/University fitness or related education program

If a candidate would like the opportunity to earn commission training athletes 1 on 1 they would need to hold a current nationally accredited certification as well as items above.

Requirements: Vaccines (Flu, TB) and CPR/First Aid card

Total Athlete Performance

**55-70 hours — Will need additional activities to complete practicum (Dr. Carda and practicum supervisor will help determine what activities will meet requirement)**

Total Athlete Performance is a strength and conditioning facility that works primarily with youth, high school, collegiate and professional athletes. Our training sessions consist mainly of small group (semi-private) and team training. Practicum hours for the Fall and Spring Semesters would mainly be between 3:30 and 8:30pm Monday through Friday with possible hours during the morning on Saturdays and Sundays. During the Summer Semester, hours will vary between 8:00am and 5:00pm.  We have facilities in both Windsor and Verona and work with different teams/camps in the surrounding Madison area with various off-site training sessions as well.

 

Students will get hands on experience coaching athletes and leading small groups/teams.  You will also have the opportunity to observe our staff’s coaching style, programming methods, and various training philosophies. We expect students to have questions and a learning attitude.  Our goal is to provide you with as much information and answers in this field to help you grow in the right direction. As the world of sports and human performance continues to evolve, our team is dedicated to making the sports performance world more clear to an individual entering the field or still trying to find their path.

Boys and Girls Club

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
This position will typically work the hours of the Sports Academy program. This position will work with adolescents (13-18 years of age) in a virtual out of school time environment. This position will work closely with other staff, will plan, lead and evaluate activities and programs  provided for adolescents focusing on sports, recreation and fitness under the guidance of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County Sports Academy Management team.

KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):
Create and implement fun and exciting activities that inspire participation in a Virtual setting within guidelines as outlined by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and in the area of Sports, Fitness & Recreation for youth and adolescents ages 13-18:

  • inclusive of all members through flexible adaptation of programs and activities as necessary to meet the needs of members
  • creation of developmentally appropriate lesson plans and preparation of necessary materials
  • communicate positively and create relationships with members
  • provide positive guidance and role modeling to members with the guidance of assigned Group Lead Teacher(s) and/or supervisor

Monitor and evaluate programs, services and activities to ensure safety of members, quality in programs and appearance of the Club at all times.

  • maintain safety by ensuring an appropriate Virtual environment
  • apply appropriate positive guidance and with the direction of assigned Group Lead Teacher(s) and/or supervisor
  • abstain from phone usage while participating in activities and engaging with members

Ensure a productive work environment by in engaging in professional behavior.

  • attend training and attend sessions as scheduled
  • maintain a strong work-ethic
  • work in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs staff

Complete appropriate reporting according to organization and grant requirements and/or implementation of grant funded programming.

  • Not Applicable

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Other duties as assigned

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma/GED/HSED
  • Successful Completion of Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County Background Check
  • Volunteer Orientation and Training
  • Mandatory Reporter Training
  • The ability and desire to work with youth and adolescents in a variety of settings.
  • Flexibility, adaptability and desire to work in a team environment.
  • At least 1-year experience implementing sports, fitness and/or recreation activities, preferred.

Requirements: CPR/First Aid preferred

*Position Description

Functional Integrated Training

Functional Integrated Training (F.I.T.) –
Located at 5380 King James Way – Suite A1
Jared Markiewicz – Owner

**60 hours — Will need additional activities to complete practicum (Dr. Carda and practicum supervisor will help determine what activities will meet requirement)**

Working primarily with adults, ages 25 – 50, who have a desire to perform as athletes as adults.
F.I.T. also has high school athlete and youth (ages 5 -9 and ages 10 – 13) programming. Practicum hours could be Monday through Friday, probably either early morning and/or early evening working with the adult population. Working with the younger populations might be possible, depending upon schedules.
Practicum would include observation and then hands on training of facility clientele. This would include screening and assessment of new clientele, periodic re-assessment of existing clientele to determine progress and effectiveness of training, program design aspects, and training interaction. Training may include one-on-one or small group activities.

Requirements: CPR/First Aid card

Harbor Athletic Club

2529 Allen Blvd., Middleton

The practicum student will work directly under the Head Trainer and the Personal Training Director. Projects will vary based on time of year. Overall, there will be a mix of front desk, weight room maintenance, observing, calling new members, and new member orientations. Free membership to the club included in the practicum. CPR certification preferred.

Daily

  1. Walk through weight rooms and put away weights, throw away broken items, tell maintenance if items need to be fixed, monitor members and offer help if needed. Harbor will provide a personal trainer vest to identify student as a staff member.
  2. Call new members to ask if they would like an orientation, ask how they are doing.
  3. Work with marketing department on video for IG and FB- workout of the day. This might be every-other day or weekly. Also posting recent research as it relates to our health club offerings.

Weekly

  1. Attend PT meeting
  2. Make sure PT office is stocked with all necessary forms, weight record/chart cards, health histories, and vacuum if needed.
  3. Observe a session with a trainer- arranged through each trainer or Head Trainer.

Monthly and/or Special Projects

  1. Website- review PT pages and make note of any info that needs updating
  2. Do at least one seminar for members during your internship. Topic of your choice. Some ideas include- Strength Training for Women, Functional Training, Rolling, Balance training, etc.
  3. List new equipment needs