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Majors within Exercise Science have the opportunity to take part in internships in a variety of different settings. The five most common fields of internship study are listed below, with a short list of example sites.

For a more complete list, download our internship location spreadsheet.


Utilize exercise science skills with companies who provide fitness and wellness programs to enhance workplace health.

  • Allstate Wellness & Fitness Center
  • Schaumburg Corporate Fitness
  • Kraft General Foods
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • AT & T Wellness Center


Experience fitness at health and fitness clubs which offer personal training, group exercise, and various fitness programs for the general population.

  • Riverplex
  • Eastside Centre
  • Lifetime Fitness
  • The Buckingham Athletic Club
  • Fitness Formula Club
  • Presidential Towers
  • Five Points


Learn in medical settings such as cardiac rehabilitation and weight management centers where exercise is used to help reduce health-related issues, injuries or manage chronic disease.

  • MacNeal Hospital
  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • OSF St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • OSF St. Francis Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Memorial Medical Center
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital


Reach out to various populations and conditions with programs at facilities such as the YMCA, Health & Wellness Centers, local governmental agencies, and hospitals.

  • Lindenhurst Health & Fitness Center
  • Decatur Memorial Hospital
  • Wellness Center
  • Wheaton Park District
  • MedX of Estes Park
  • OSF Center for Healthy Lifestyles
  • Fitness Quest
  • Cooper Fitness Center
  • Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center – Mayo Clinic
  • U.S. Coast Guard

Sports Enhancement

Work with athletes in sport specific programs designed to enhance performance.

  • Sports Enhancement Center
  • Bulls & Sox Training Academy
  • The Human Performance Lab
  • Explosive Performance
  • Institute of Human Performance
  • Peoria Chiefs Baseball
  • Chicago Bulls Strength & Conditioning
  • DePaul University Strength & Conditioning
  • Bradley University Strength & Conditioning
  • Illinois State Strength & Conditioning
  • University of Notre Dame Strength & Conditioning
  • Poliquin Performance Center

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