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Michigan State University
Spartan Performance

Internship in Sports Performance

Work with young athletes, college and professional athletes


RAD 590   Spartan Performance: Testing, training, and energizing young athletes.
Fall semester 2014 and Spring semester 2015
1 credit - Time and day to be arranged.  


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reading scientific literature related to the performance testing and training
  • Assisting and collaborating with Full-time personnel and other sports medicine staff
  • Conducting training sessions including Dynamic Warm-up and Flexibility Drills, multi-direction speed and agility drills, Plyometric Drills, Core Stabilization; including medicine ball work, Lower body strength training
  • Daily setup and maintenance of the training center; office tasks such as scheduling, etc.
  • Chart keeping for each athlete
  • Attendance during staff meetings
  • Assisting with physiological testing
  • Assisting with research and data entry 
  • Marketing and community outreach


  • Preference given to a student who has completed a minimum of at least three years of collegiate studies, with a major in one of the following fields: Kinesiology, Pre-med or Health Science, or Exercise Science.
  • Essential coursework with a GPA >3.0 includes: Anatomy, Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Motor Learning, Biomechanics, etc. 
  • Applicants should be energetic, enthusiastic and possess excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in high school or collegiate sports and working with young athletes is a plus.
  • Note: This is an unpaid internship.

If you are interested in an internship position, please email a copy of your resume and grades in the following courses (Anatomy, Human Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, other pertinent courses) to Drew Coker –  Interviews will be conducted with candidates prior to an agreement.