Learn from Champion
Champion offers Strength and Conditioning Internships offering participants an opportunity to work along side our team to learn and practice our system.
The Champion Physical Therapy and Performance Strength and Conditioning Internship is designed to provide you with a comprehensive learning experience that will dramatically improve your coaching skills. You’ll have an opportunity to work in a dynamic integrated model of personal training, sports performance, and physical therapy. Under the supervision of the Champion Performance team, you’ll participate in coaching a variety of adult fitness and sports performance clients including high school, collegiate and professional athletes.
Interns follow a detailed educational curriculum covering every aspect of the Champion system, including assessment, program design, and coaching skills. Weekly staff inservices, independent learning, and one-on-one learning experiences are scheduled throughout the internship covering a variety of topics each week. In addition, interns may participate in any learning opportunities, such as seminars, that are hosted at Champion during the internship.
“During my time as a strength intern at Champion, I not only got hands on experience and a ton of real-world application, but also learned a lot in regard to personal development and simply being able to effectively talk to a client. Being that Champion has a pretty tight knit staff, I also took a lot from the physical therapy side of things, gaining a comprehensive view of the spectrum between injury and fitness. My time at Champion not only challenged me and helped me grow, it also helped me get a job in professional baseball.”
“Completing a strength and conditioning internship at Champion as a physical therapy student has provided me with a strong foundation of exercises, progressions, and regressions that I can use in a patient’s recovery. This internship not only taught me how to make the perfect program for each individual, it taught me how to communicate with clients. Champion has allowed me to grow and develop into the confident physical therapy student I am today.”
“You’re doing yourself a disservice if you don’t give yourself the opportunity to become a strength intern at Champion PT and Performance. They gave me everything I need to know and practice, from sports performance, to adult fitness, to becoming successful in the field of Human Performance. My knowledge, confidence level, and passion would not be where they are today if it weren’t for the staff at Champion. If you want to further advance your career and development, I highly recommend the Champion internship.”
We are openly accepting applications for internships, you can apply at anytime. We offer three internships groups throughout the year:
Hours vary based on time of year but include a variety of times including Saturdays, early morning, and evening hours. At times during the sports seasons we are open until as late as 9:30 PM.
We accept both full-time and part-time positions, though prefer full time applicants. If you have any scheduling restrictions, please disclose them while applying.
All internships are unpaid and participation does not necessarily entitle the participant to a job at the conclusion of the internship
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Champion has given me a renewed energy and motivation to work out and stick with it! I have never been this strong which also helps shape how I feel mentally (more positive). I no longer have any knee pain thanks to the individualized programming. I am able to play soccer, go running and sit down on plane rides for long periods of time with no knee pain. I enjoy going to the gym knowing that I will have coaches who help make sure I am completing the exercises correctly and that I continue to push myself.
Champion has been amazing, I wish I started earlier. Within a couple months I went from not being able to run to doing a 5k. I can run and lift weights and in the best shape I’ve been in ever. For years I would just go to the gym on my own and kind of had that sense you didn’t know 100% of what you were doing but didn’t realize how much you were sort of missing and how much easier and better things would be if you just worked with the right people. You guys have been awesome.
In the past I felt like I couldn’t consistently train because I was constantly back and forth injured, so it made it pretty impossible to actually make progress. I was looking for somewhere I could go that would be a little bit more individualized so I could focus on more of my individual weaknesses. I’ve been consistently healthy since I started training with you guys. It’s crazy how much progress i’ve been able to make over the past few months because I’ve been consistent and healthy. You guys “get it.”
I hate these guys when my alarm goes off in the morning, and when I’m foam rolling out the aches, and when I’m sweaty and sore after a workout…but I love them when I get asked how much weight I’ve lost, or if I’ve been working out, or when I realize that my chronic back pain is hurting me less than it has in twenty years.
Champion is the best kept secret. There is so much that is underestimated with performance. You don’t need to be injured or an athlete to come to Champion. It’s about learning to feel better, move better, and perform better. I wish I had done this when I was younger. Champion gives more individualized attention. There’s much more attention to detail. You aren’t just thrown in there to figure things out yourself. You are shown how to do things properly.
I have been participating in Team Training and I love it! The class is challenging, the instructors are knowledgeable, and the other participants are supportive. I have started and quit many other programs but something has kept me engaged here for months. I am incredibly pleased to have built so much muscle and strength. I feel great!
Champion’s not your run of the mill gym. Champion looks at your whole body. They build off your strengths to improve your weaknesses. I like the variety and camaraderie here. I like the atmosphere, its positive. I find it fun and engaging in the sense that it’s not repetitive. For me, I’m motivated to be here. At a normal gym, you get there and start working out for a week but soon there is nothing driving you except yourself.
We get dozens of applications for our internships. Please follow the below instructions prior to applying or we may not consider your application.
We offer three internships throughout the year: