facility directors: SFA is seeking to expand the internship program
and would like to hear from interested directors of quality older adult
fitness programs. SFA will be pleased to help facilities develop an
internship program that will provide maximum benefit for both the program
director and for the intern. SFA is initiating this internship program as
a service to SFA educated fitness professionals and does not charge the
program director or the participant a fee.
Washington Golf & CC Fitness Center*
Fitness Internship Program
an exciting opportunity to
get "hands-on" older adult fitness experience and to earn SFA
approved continuing education credits all at no charge!
Hart, M.S., SFA’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator and Fitness
Director for Country Club Fitness, Inc., at the prestigious Washington
Golf & Country Club in Arlington, VA, will be accepting applications
to take part in a 30 to 50 hour senior fitness intern program. Mr. Hart
holds numerous fitness credentials (including three SFA certifications)
and has over 20 years' experience in the fitness field with a special
focus on mature populations. He will lead participants through a
structured training program that will include all aspects of successful
fitness center supervision and operation. As an intern you will learn to
conduct orientations, evaluations, testing, personal training and more.
Plus you will receive a special understanding of the lucrative country
club fitness environment.
The intent of SFA and of Country Club Fitness (CCF) is to have the participant
put real effort into her/his program and produce an actual project or presentation or conduct supervised
personal training and group exercise classes. Past experience has shown
that trainers who go through a program with some rigor gain a greater depth of knowledge and self confidence.
Hart also notes that an "obvious and terrific benefit" to CCF is
employment of outstanding interns at CCF clubs.
Interns will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and competence in all tasks assigned and to discharge all duties as assigned by the
fitness director or staff.
Conduct fitness center orientations, fitness evaluations and testing
Paperwork – attendance and appointment tracking
Self-directed project or research
cleaning and maintenance
Bulletin board presentations on topics of interest to seniors
Conduct a self-directed project, case study or research on
a senior fitness/wellness issue.
member incentive motivational program. Lead a group exercise class for seniors or present a wellness presentation to club members.
the participants' permission, SFA will feature appropriate projects, programs
and photographs in print or on our website.
To help accommodate participant scheduling, Mr.
Hart has agreed to offer this special service on an ongoing basis and in
several time frames:
to three month sessions are available for Washington DC area
intensive one week session is being offered for out of town
participants. Out of area participants are also welcome to attend the
longer sessions if desired.
addition to invaluable "on the job" experience, upon
recommendation of the program director, SFA will award interns a special certificate of achievement and 2.0 (20
hours) continuing education
credit. Please note that 2.0 (20 hours) CECs is the maximum credit SFA
allows any continuing education program during one SFA certification
must be enrolled in or have completed an SFA professional
certification program. If your are interested in learning more or applying
for internship, please call SFA at 800-243-1478 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ongoing pilot program is currently only available in the Washington DC area,
but plans are in the works to expand it to other Country Club Fitness
facilities and to appropriate fitness centers nationwide.
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