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Sustainable Excellence Initiative


The University of Colorado Sports Medicine Athletic Department offers practical experience to a limited number of students interested in health care career.  Due to changes in educational standards by the National Athletic Trainers' Association, the University of Colorado can no longer offer a direct route to an athletic training certification.  Visit if you are interested in pursuing a career as a Certified Athletic Trainer. 

Internship Description
Sports Medicine interns work on a daily basis under the supervision of the Sports Medicine staff providing quality health care for the University of Colorado Intercollegiate programs.  Interns must be self-motivated, reliable, flexible and professional.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Weekly hours can vary 8-25 depending on sport placement and competitive season 
  • Assist with taping, pre and post-practice treatments, therapeutic modalities, rehabilitation programs, practice and competition coverage, first aid and all other team needs
  • Set-up facilities for daily practice, conditioning and competitions
  • Distribute water, athletic training supplies and emergency equipment
  • Maintain cleanliness of the training rooms
  • Completion of Sports Medicine Practical Skills
  • Other duties and responsibilities as defined by the Sport Medicine staff related to the health care of CU student-athletes

Academic Requirements
All interns are required to be enrolled in at least 6 hours at CU with a minimum of a 2.75 GPA.

Internship Credit
Interns can earn up to 6 credit hours as a juniors or senior and 3 credit hours as a freshmen or sophomores.  Please visit:

Application Process
Internship applications are accepted once a year in the spring for the following academic year.  Application consists of the application you can download below, resume and two professional letters of recommendation.  In late fall/early spring an Open House will be held to present the internship program, review application process and give applicants an opportunity to ask specific questions.  Once the official date for the Open House is selected it will be advertises on the buffs bulletin & through the Integrated Physiology department.  The completed application packets will be due March 1st.  Incomplete applications received after the March 1st deadline will not be considered.  You can call 303-492-3801 no earlier than February 15th for dates and deadlines.  Selection of interns will be based on their application, GPA, and the professional interview.   Please reserve your questions for the open house.  If you have specific questions contact Kari Kebach at

 Procedures and requirements for applicants consist of:
1)     Application form (Click here to download).
2)     Resume
3)    Two professional letters of recommendation i.e. teachers, professors and employers (in a sealed envelope)

Mail the completed packet: application, resume and two letters of recommendation to (in a sealed envelope):

 Sports Medicine Internship Application Committee
Attn: Kari Kebach
University of Colorado Sports Medicine
 Dal Ward Athletic Center
 Campus Box 368
Boulder, CO 80309



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