The purpose of the professional internship is to provide the student with an opportunity to work with credentialed professionals and apply knowledge, skills, and abilities from coursework from the major.
Individual settings and agencies have specific guidelines regarding interns and patient interactions. The student is expected to follow the guidelines discussed in their facility orientation.
To ensure compliance with the affiliation agreements with external agencies, the program has established requirements for participation in professional internships. The follow identifies the academic and administrative requirements for professional internships.
The student must be enrolled in the ATHP 4388: Professional Internship course.
All students placements must be approved by the program director. Due to requirements of affiliation agreements with external agencies, the following are required for students wanting to participate in the professional internship:
Note: Some agencies or settings may require a drug screening and/or have additional health requirements prior to participation.
Further information about the above requirements and forms can be found on the program requirements section of the web page.
Professional Internship Approval Process
The student must complete the following each semester in which they intend to complete plan to complete professional internship opportunities:
Documentation of Professional Internship - Document/Form
The program requires students to officially document all professional internship clock hours.
All hours logs should be submitted to the program director. Deliver to the program director office location (Nursing Building 225) or mail it to Athletic Training and Rehabilitative Science Program Director, Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions, University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway – CPO 472, San Antonio, Texas 78209.
The student should also maintain a copy for themselves.