All students majoring in Exercise Science & Health Promotion must participate in a senior internship experience. Students use the concepts, techniques, and theories learned in the classroom at a real‑world setting.
Interns work at hospitals, fitness centers, continuing-care communities, university sports-conditioning departments, and physical-therapy centers such as Novacare and Rothman.
Internship experiences improve organizational, time-management, and communication skills while highlighting the various roles and responsibilities of professionals in the field.
Students with questions about this program can contact Maria Elena Hallion, Ph.D., at 610‑902‑8388 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All ESH majors are invited to attend the ESH Senior Internship Presentation held at the end of every semester where seniors present details about their internship experience.
Internship Procedures To be completed the semester prior to the internship
Visit faculty advisor to receive clearance for internship registration. They can help you calculate your 2.5 minimum GPA in the major.
Visit the Cavalier Express Center to clear all holds. For more information, visit www.cabrini.edu/CavalierExpress.
Register for internship credits ESH 388 (5 credits / 170 hours) or ESH 488 (6 credits / 200 hours) or both in one semester (fall, spring, or summer).
Purchase the internship manual ($15) in faculty secretaries office, second floor of Grace Hall.
Visit the Center for Career & Professional Development to prepare a resume and cover letter, which they must approve. Guidance in interviewing is also available and highly beneficial. For more information, visit www.cabrini.edu/Career.
Attend mandatory Internship Meeting (schedule varies).
Submit approved resume and First Aid/CPR cards to Dr. Hallion. Receive and review list of internship sites and site material in file cabinet in lab.
Choose sites for interviews. Students must go on at least three interviews.
Call contacts from internship sites and explain that you are a Cabrini College Exercise Science & Health Promotion major looking for an internship and would like to set up an interview. Notify Dr. Hallion as soon as you schedule each interview, date, and location.
Prepare for interviews, look up site online. Dress professionally. Bring resumes and a copy of “Responsibilities of the Agency Supervisor” to each interview.
When leaving each interview, ask for business cards from each person and ask when they will make their decision, if you may call them, if they will they call you, and any other loose ends. Call or email them to say thank you for the interview.
After all three interviews are over, make a copy of business cards, submit copy to Dr. Hallion when you meet with her to discuss which site you would prefer.
Call the site you selected, tell them you accept their offer and will provide paperwork for them to sign. Call the other sites and tell them you have made another selection and thank them for their time.
Send or bring Internship Agreement (pg. 19) to the site for supervisor's signature. Submit signed copy to Dr. Hallion with completed Internship Contract (pg. 20).
Interns must attend Internship Seminar meetings (approximately 8 per semester), and submit a Goals and Objectives paper, a major project, journal articles, time sheets, a final paper, a project binder, and an evaluation of the internship.
If an intern is terminated from the internship during the withdraw period, the student must withdraw from the internship course. After the deadline to withdraw, terminated interns will receive an F for the internship course.
Supervisors will complete evaluations, worth 50% of the grade for the internship course, and Dr. Hallion visits every internship site.