University of Evansville

Exercise and Sport Science

EXSS students find a dynamic environment for the study of health, fitness, wellness, and sport.

Internship Resources

Welcome to the School of Public Health internship web page. Here you will find links to internship objectives along with internship sites to contact for your internship.

To obtain an internship you should first determine what kind of internship you are interested in. For example are your interests in cardiac rehabilitation, wellness, fitness centers, or corporate fitness? You should then determine where you want to do your internship, at home, during the semester at UE or during the semester at some distant site.

Internship Resources:

Internship Sites in Evansville

If you are considering an internship while at UE, this link provides the names of internship sites that our students have used in the past. Only those sites where our students have had favorable experiences are listed.

Corporate Fitness

Mead Johnson
Greg Bowen
2400 West Lloyd Expressway
Evansville, IN 47721
812-429-8568

GE Plastics Lifestyle Center
Jodie Gomez
Mt. Vernon


Cardiac Rehab

The Heart Hospital Cardiac Rehab
415 W. Columbia
Evansville, IN 47710
Staci Hodges, Intern Coordinator
812-450-2345

St Mary's Cardiac Rehabilitation
900 St Mary's Drive
Evansville, IN 47714
812-485-5230


Wellness

Deaconness Wellness Center
Brandy Sitzman
812-459-3396

St. Mary's Health Matters Center
Cindy Williams
812-485-4110

St. Mary’s Warrick Wellness Gym
St. Mary’s Warrick Hospital
1116 Millis Ave.
P.O. Box 629
Boonville, IN 47601
Beth Zwilling/Ashley Stotlar
812-897-7158

Responsibilities:

• Outpatient Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation supervision & exercise planning

• Observe, assist with, & conduct staff fitness classes and personal training sessions

• Assist with community & staff wellness program development & planning

• Observe, assist with, & conduct regular fitness assessments

• Assist with Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation education

• Assist with general gym/office duties

Welborn Welcare! at Welborn Helath Plans
Candy Harper
812-426-9892


Fitness

Deaconess Fitness Center
Laura Schmitt
812-450-7405

Elite Fitness Center
Three Locations: North Evansville, Newburgh, Princeton
North Location: Amy Heiman 812-868-8650
Newburgh Location: Dough Heiman: 812-858-8300

TriState Athletic Club
555 Tennis Lane
812-479-3111

Resultz Personal Fitness
345 Bentee Wes Ct
471-9590

Fitness World
1101 North Congress
Evansville, IN
812-476-7160

Club Fitness Zone
222 Main Street
Evansville, IN
812-253-1100

Nitro Fitness
4904 Plaza East Blvd
Evansville, IN
812-4029900

Bob's Gym (West Side Location)
200 N Rosenberger Ave
Evansville, IN
Bob Swallow
424-2627

Bob's Gym (North Side Location)
8700 N Kentucky
Evansville, IN 47725
Tony Maier
812-402-2627 ext 2000
tony@bobsgym.com

Downtown YMCA
222 N.W. 6th Street
Sharon Campese
812-426-6217

Dunigan YMCA
6846 Oak Grove Road
Tessa Hines
812-401-9622

Custom Fit
111 S. Green River Rd
Evansville, IN 47715
Tony Maslan
812-437-2378

Curves
1822 Franklin - 812-468-9999

8258 S. Green River Rd - 812-962-4808<
20 Campground Rd - 812-962-4899
1266 N. Main (Mt. Vernon) - 812-838-0999
8211 Bell Oaks Dr. (Newburgh) - 812-858-8787

Sports Acceleration Center - Evansville
5820 Metro Center Drive
Evansville, Indiana  
Phone: 812-474-3278

Ownesboro Mercy Health System Health Park
Owensboro, KY
April Ramey
270-688-4828

USI Fitness Center
Evansville, IN
Dave Enzler
812-461-5271

Welborn Foundation Wellness & Fitness Center
Ivy Tech State College
3501 First Ave.
Evansville, IN 47710
812-429-0584
Fax 812-429-9834


Senior Fitness

Atria Newburgh
5311 Rosebud Lane
Newburgh, Indiana  47630

Duties include, leading light exercise sessions with groups of 4-8 seniors at an assisted living community. Video and written materials are available as reference to construct the exercise session. Interns will be supervised.

Jamie Browning
812-479-5585
cell phone 204-1872
e-mail: Jamie.browning@atriaseniorliving.com


Adult and Child Education and Safety

American Red Cross
Southwestern Indiana Chapter
29 S. Stockwell Road
Evansville 47714
812-471-7210


Other

S.O.U.L. Empowerment
Atlas Adams
Fitness Director
617 Bellmeade Ave
Evansville, IN 47713
424-0563

Fitness Testing
Lead Exercises
Opportunity to work with older clients and children


Other

Conducting Health and Fitness programs for 1st through 5th grades
The Joshua Academy
Walnut Street, Evansville
Angela Trice 424-9488


Evansville IceMen

Sales Intern (Perhaps other internship opportunities)
812-435-8906
Luke Burket
812-435-8906


Sports Management

Evansville Parks Foundation
Ms Robin Hayes, Superintendent of Recreation
812-435-6141

Internship Sites Outside of Evansville

If you are considering an internship outside of Evansville, some sites where students have done an internship are listed.

Public Safety

Public Safety Medical Services:

This site is a paid internship that performs medical, psychological and fitness evaluations on law enforcement and fire fighting professionals.

Internship Coordinator
Public Safety Medical Services
303 N. Alabama Street, Suite 110
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-972-1180
E-mail: comments@publicsafetymed.com
Web site: www.publicsafetymed.com

Corporate Fitness

Allison Transmission Corporate Fitness
Indianapolis, IN

Health Enhancement Program
Allison Transmission
4700 W. 10th Street, C-9
Indianapolis, IN 46222
Greg Heeb
317-242-3457

MediFit Corporate Services, Inc.
Internship Coordinator
Human Resources Department
99 Washington Street
South Norwalk, CT 06854
Fax: 203-857-3705
E-mail: hr@medifit.com

Locations:
New Jersey; New York; Boston & Springfield, MA; CT; Florence, KY, Charlotte, NC; Cleveland, OH; Omaha, NE; Houston & Dallas, TX; Portland, ME; Providence, RI; Norfolk, VA

Schaumburg Corporate Center
Fitness Center
1501 Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
847-517-7251
Fax: 847-605-0224
Ellie Piatt, Fitness Specialist

Cardiac Rehab

Michigan Heart
5325 Elliott Drive
Suite 202
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
internship@michiganheart.com
This internship is a prestigious six-month internship with a stipend of $5,000.00.

Lutheran Hospital
Matthew Lehn, MBA, EPC
Supervisor - Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
7950 West Jefferson Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
260-435-7097

Lourdes Hospital
I-24 & Lone Oak Road
Paducah, KY 42001
Kimberly Rainbolt, RN
270-444-2581
800-633-1178, ext. 2581
krainbolt@lourdes-pad.org
www.lourdes-pad.org

John's Hopkins
Bayview Medical Center
Division of Cardiology
Sara Grabush
410-550-0860
sgrabush@welchlink.welch.jhu.edu

Springfield, IL
Prairie Heart Institute
St John's Hospital
800 East Carpenter
Springfield, IL 62769
Cheryl Niemeyer, RN, BS
217-544-6464, ext. 45722
Fax: 217-535-3688

Memorial Hospital
1400 East Boulder St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Renee Peters
719-365-5747

Fitness

Vital Stats, Inc.
Henderson, KY
Judith Austin, Mgr.
502-827-8746

Other

Gottlieb Health and Fitness
Corrine Acosta, B.A.A., CSCS, Internship Coordinator
Gottlieb Health & Fitness Center
551 W. North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL 60160
708-450-5790

Gottlieb Health and Fitness is a fitness center affiliated with Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. Interns will have the opportunity to perform such things as: supervise exercise sessions, provide the latest information on health and fitness, explain and demonstrate proper use of exercise equipment, measure resting and exercise blood pressure as needed, develop exercise programs, and provide information about the center's programs and services. Other responsibilities may include fitness testing, personal counseling for members, marketing, working on incentive programs, assisting in ACT (Adult Cardio Training), assisting with participants in the medical weight loss program, as well as other special projects.

St Francis Sports Medicine
8051 South Emerson Avenue
Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46237
Laura Wortman, PT
Education Coordinator
317-865-5800

Washington Sports Medicine Institute
12707 120th Ave. NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
Phone: 206-820-2110
Fax: 206-820-2111
Toll Free: 888-820-2110
Erica Hutchinson

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
710 N. Lake Shore Drive, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
312-908-4292
Katherine Basile, MS
Fitness Coordinator

National Soccer Hall of Fame
Wright Soccer Campus
18 Stadium Circle
Oneonta, NY 13820
607-432-3351
e-mail: info@soccerhall.org

The Soccer Hall of Fame has internships in the following areas:

  • Events management
  • Sports marketing
  • Public relations and communications
  • Sports photography
  • Information technology
  • Exhibit planning and development
  • Archival management

US Olympic Internship Program

The US Olympic Committee conducts internships at Colorado Springs, CO, Lake Placid, NY, and Chula Vista, CA. Interns live at the Olympic training centers, eat meals at the athlete's dining hall and are provided a small stipend.

Internships are in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Broadcasting
  • Computer Science
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Sports Administration
  • Sport Science (Strength Conditioning and Testing)

To apply you must fill out an official application form and include a resume and official transcript.

To receive an application write to:

USOC Student Intern Program
One Olympic Plaza
Coloado Springs, CO 80909-5760

or all 719-632-5551,or e-mail internprog@usoc.org.

Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester Setember - December application deadline: June 1
  • Winter/Spring Semester January - May application deadline: Oct 1
  • Summer Session June - August application deadline: Feb 15

Wellness - Bariatric

Olson Center for Wellness
11495 N. Pennsylvania, Ste 100
Carmel, Indiana 46032
317.705.1400 tel
317.705.1404 fax
info@olsoncenterforwellness.com
For more information see: http://www.olsoncenterforwellness.com/about.asp

Internship Manual

This link provides the agreement and evaluation forms that are needed for the internship. You should take the agreement form with you when you meet with your internship provider and fill in the experiences that are agreed upon. Make sure all signatures are on the form and provide a copy to your internship advisor at UE. The evaluation form is needed by the internship provider for your grade. The internship supervisor should grade you on each of the areas provided on the evaluation form as well as an overall rank. You should discuss your grades with your internship supervisor prior to sending a copy to your UE internship advisor.

Additional internship sites from around the Midwest are provided by the Midwest ACSM.