Human Performance Clinical Research Lab Internship Opportunities
The purpose of the internship is to provide an environment for students to develop clinical skills that will prepare them for careers in cardiac rehabilitation, preventative health care settings, health promotion, and human performance testing. Specific areas include exercise testing, body composition analysis, pulmonary function, electrocardiography interpretation, and physical activity interventions.
Guidelines for Applicants
Priority will be given to students with clearly stated goals and objectives. Graduate students and undergraduates are encouraged to apply. Applications postmarked by the following dates will be given preference:
Oct. 1 – Spring internships
Feb. 15 – Summer internships
June 15 – Fall internships
Internships are scheduled for a minimum of 10 weeks. Interns are expected to make a 40-hour per week commitment for the duration of the internship. The HDPP requirements supersede any University requirements. Interns must dress professionally. Jeans, shorts, and T-shirts are not appropriate attire. Good human relations and communication skills are important. Interns should be prepared to provide mature and professional responses to the HDPP participants.
Professional liability insurance is suggested for interns. Interns are not covered by Colorado State University insurance policy.
Members of the American College of Sports Medicine have access to discounted professional liability insurance. There are several insurance companies that offer insurance of this nature.
Current CPR certification is required.
No stipends, meals or dormitory space is available for interns.
The following opportunities and benefits are provided to interns:
- Interns participate in weekly seminars to discuss case studies.
- Review current literature.
- Interns can explore a variety of career options while gaining hands-on experience in a clinical and research environment.
Applicants must complete an application (application may be downloaded online and printed) and submit the following:
- Cover letter stating career ambitions and goals
- Two written academic references (author’s signature over the envelope seal)
- Official academic transcripts for all degrees in progress or earned degrees
- Copy of CPR certification
- Information about requirements of your program.
- Download Application
Please forward application materials to:
Tiffany Lipsey, M.Ed.
Director, Heart Disease Prevention Program
Human Performance Clinical Research Laboratory
Department of Health and Exercise Science
Colorado State University
1582 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1582
Phone: (970) 491-7035