Build your resume and set yourself apart from peers. You’ll complete 270+ hours of internship or field placement experience, including shadowing opportunities at three hospitals within walking distance, observing at local-area private practices, conducting research with faculty, or working with Syracuse University athletics.

Internship sites include:

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Internship Sites

Crouse Hospital
SUNY Upstate Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Institute for Human Performance (IHP)
St Joes Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
IHP Vitality program
Children’s Therapy Network
Jowonio School
Proactive Physical Therapy
Stirpe Chiropractic and Wellness Center
Sports PT of NY
Summit Physical Therapy
Bounce Physical Therapy
Cortland Regional Medical Center
Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists (SOS)
Pro Sports PT (Scarsdale, NY)
Glen Falls Hospital
Hackensack Meridian Health (New Jersey)

Fitness, Strength & Conditioning

Fitness, Strength & Conditioning Internship Sites

Institute for Human Performance: Vitality Program
SU-Manley Strength and Conditioning Coaches
SU Football
SU Softball and Men’s Lacrossee
Anytime Fitness
My Gym Children’s Fitness Center
Happy Feet – youth (2-7yrs.) soccer clinic
Core Fitness Training
Fit Body Bootcamp
Metro Fitness Club
Elite Personal Fitness
Method 360
Strive 4 Strength
Strides of CNY, LLC
VB Performance
Pacific Health Club
Syracuse Sports Association
Victory Sports Medicine
Sports Center 481
Metabolic Meltdown
Casey’s Place – working with children with developmental delay
Revolution Strength & Conditioning

Physician Assistant/Pre-Med

Physician Assistant/Pre-Med Internship Sites

Cortland Regional Medical Center
Upstate Medical Hospital
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Crouse Hospital

Research Opportunities

Research Internship Opportunities

University of Rochester Medical Center
St. Joseph’s Hospital
NY Heart Center
St. Camillus

Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Medicine/Fitness Internship Sites

Veterinary Medical Center of CNY
Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Learning Communities

The Health and Exercise Science Learning Community (HES LC) is open to first-year health and exercise science majors. Students live together, share first semester courses, participate in weekly or bi-weekly study group sessions and explore career interests through guest speakers, lab demonstrations, and site visits. Upper-class students also have an opportunity to become Peer Mentors within the program and can earn paid hours and Independent Study credits.

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Study Abroad Opportunities

Consistently ranked one of the top international education providers in the U.S., Syracuse Study Abroad offers more than 100 programs in 60 countries that allow students to customize their abroad experience to their availability, academic requirements, and interests. Exercise Science students have opportunities to Join a 3-week research and teaching expedition to the foot of the highest mountain on Earth, Mount Everest in Nepal through the Mount col Base Camp: The Human Response to High Altitude study abroad, or travel to Grahamstown, South Africa, where they will collaborate with local community partners to implement and evaluate a mutually-designed health education program.

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