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HPW Internship: NTS Athletic Development

Posted by Deising, Deanna - July 4, 2015 - 2015 Internships, HPW Internships, In-State, Strength and Conditioning

HPW Student Internship Experience – Kyle Johnson 15′
Interning at NTS has been a phenomenal opportunity to challenge my abilities and skills developed from my education through Health Promotion and Wellness. Serving as a strength and conditioning intern I was able to utilize my knowledge in exercise and physiology to aid athletes in properly training for their sport, as well as hone my skills as a coach and teacher to better be able to
communicate key concepts and verbal cues. For a majority of the time at NTS I observed athletes and adults during their training sessions
while advising proper technique and answering questions when asked. In the picture below I am helping an athlete with their back extension exercise. I was also responsible for replacing exercises when necessary and making sure client’s folders were filled out prior to their training times. Along with cleaning the facility, during down time I was given a training regimen similar to the athletes’ in order to gain a better
perspective on the technique of certain lifts as well as what they should feel like. This allowed me to better be able to explain the lifts to clients as well as understand how to fix technique flaws. Though NTS is a strength and conditioning facility, this internship utilized many skills that would be required in an array of health promotion positions. Some skills that I found my knowledge of exercise physiology was particularly useful, the ability to connect with people, organization, time management, and a strong work ethic.


  1. Behavior:
    1. Motivate athletes to push themselves through their training.
    2. Observe and assist supervisor in conducting group classes.
    3. Help lead athletes through variety of exercises and training drills.
    4. Implement and analyze strength and conditioning program for athletes.
  2. Promotion and Marketing:
    1. Promote program to athletes and recruit new members from community.
  3. Organizational Experiences:
    1. Work with supervisor to organize and client folders and programs.
    2. Work with supervisor conducting meetings with parents and athletes.
    3. Discuss plans for program costs and budgeting for equipment.
    4. Attend work meetings to talk about athletes and their current progress.

On-Site Supervisor
Kevin Ebel
Director of Performance
1917 Albert St.
Stevens Point, WI
(715) 252-9926

32-40 hours/week, June 18th-19th off for travel


UW-Stevens Point Students Who Completed Internship

  • Kyle Johnson, Summer 2015
  • Daniel Tyler Reimer, Summer 2013
  • Kariann Haluska, Spring 2011

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