You complete two internships as an Applied Exercise Science major. The one you complete as a junior (EXS 399) averages 10 hours per week for a total of at least 120 hours over the semester. The one you undertake as a senior (EXS 499) averages 20 hours per week for a total of at least 240 hours.

In each case, you work with our internship coordinator to identify an appropriate site for the type of work you wish to perform. Then, you work at the site under the joint-supervision of Applied Exercise Science faculty and a site supervisor.

The list below includes some, but certainly not all, of the internship opportunities you find available through our program.  

Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation

  • Department of Health and Wellness Education - BodyWISE (UNE), Biddeford
  • Southern Maine Medical Center - Healthy Heart, Biddeford
  • Maine Medical Center - Turning Point, Scarborough
  • Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick
  • Redding Fairview Hospital, Skowhegan
  • York Hospital - Health Heart Institute, York

Fitness Specialist

  • Bay Club, Portland, Maine
  • Department of Health and Wellness Education, UNE, Biddeford
    • BodyWise
    • KidFIT
  • Employee Wellness
  • Department of Athletics, UNE, Biddeford
    • CHAMP Life Skills
  • Fairchild National Semiconductor, South Portland
  • Fitness Nut House, Kennebunk
  • Loranger Middle School, Old Orchard Beach
  • Maine Medical Center - Department of Sports Medicine, Portland
  • Northern York County Family YMCA, Biddeford, Maine
  • Old Orchard Beach Recreation Department, Old Orchard Beach
  • Saco Sport and Fitness, Saco
  • South Portland Boys and Girls Club, South Portland
  • University Health Care - U-EXCEL, University of New England Biddeford
    • Piper Shores Retirement Community, Scarborough, Maine
    • McArthur Homes for the Aged Incorporated, Biddeford, Maine
  • University of Southern Maine - Lifeline, Portland
  • UNUM-Provident, South Portland
  • Wentworth-Douglas Hospital - The Works Health and Fitness Center, Somersworth, NH

Strength and Conditioning

  • Core Solutions, Westbrook
  • Department of Athletics/Department of Health and Wellness Education - UNE
  • Elite Sports Performance, Portsmouth, NH
  • Frozen Ropes, Portland, Maine
  • Orthopaedic Associates - Performance Center/Parisi Speed School, Saco
  •  Rehab 3 Center for Athletes, Somersworth, NH
  • San Diego Padres Minor League - Rookie Development Baseball Program, Peoria, Arizona
  • The College of Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
  • University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington
  • University of Louisville, KY
  • Velocity Sports Performance Centers
    • Richmond, VA
    • Hartland, WI

Pre-Professional Physical Therapy

  • Back in Motion Physical Therapy; Gorham
  • Energy Work Shop, Portland
  • Kennebunk Physical Therapy, Kennebunk
  • Optimal Performance Physical Therapy, Scarborough
  • Port City Physical Therapy, Portland
  • Rehab Care Group - Seal Rock, Saco
  • Southern Maine Medical Center
    • Out-Patient - Satellite Clinic; Kennebunk & Saco
  • Massabesic Health Care, Waterboro
  • Saco Bay Orthopedic and Sports Therapy;
    • Kennebunk
    •  Portland
    • Saco
    • Scarborough
    • South Portland
    • Standish
    • Windham
    • York
  • US Health Works, Scarborough
  • Wiggle Worm Physical Therapy, York
  • York Hospital;
    • In-Patient - York
    • Out-Patient - Satellite Clinic; Wells & South Berwick