An internship at the Center of Optimal Restoration presents you with the opportunity to experience hands-on, individualized coaching with numerous athletes, most commonly water-based sports (swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming). Interns are required to attend weekly mentoring time discussing: fascia, biomechanics, subjective interviewing techniques, and more.
These internships will focus on training athletes for injury prevention, swimming biomechanics, exercise physiology, swim coaching, sports optimization, and improving existing injuries. Each intern will have unique opportunities to work with age group, high school, and collegiate athletes, become familiar to screening, program design, orthopedics, anatomy, etc. Applicants must hold a current strength and conditioning certification.
- Be competent teaching dynamic warm-up & flexibility drills.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of training techniques.
- Be eager to learn and accepting of constructive criticism.
- Must be comfortable interacting with clients, parents, etc.
- Present yourself in a manner that will reinforce your status as a role model for impressionable young athletes.
Center of Optimal Restoration internships are scheduled according to academic semesters and summer vacation. Interns are expected to work a minimum of ten hours per week throughout the duration of their program (dates upon request).
“Interning with COR was one of my most memorable learning experiences throughout my college career. The amount of knowledge and perfection COR has with their techniques is one many should strive for. I earned a lot about my profession as well as myself through this once in a lifetime experience. I am now able to utilize proper strength training and conditioning to improve one’s athletic performance and fitness. I also learned first hand how to make, adapt, and change training based on injury, age, and/or skill level. COR provided me with a lot of good material and references through our weekly mentoring sessions. He also provided me websites, classes, and his own publications for me to look over. You constantly need to be on your toes, ready to go! COR has very high expectations of his interns and you must put forth a lot of effort. They are not afraid to push you and that is why I learned as much as I did and I am thankful for that. I would recommend this internship for anyone interested in working with swimmers. This was an overall awesome experience and I am honored to have been able to work with COR.”