Hours of Operation and Location

Monday through Friday, 7:30am-5:30pm, various volunteer activities.

The Heart Institute, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

  • Main Campus – Clinical Exercise Testing and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Lab

Qualifications for internship

  • Current student in exercise physiology/science program or related academic course of study and in good standing.
  • The internship is designed to meet the requirement of undergraduate/graduate programs requiring an internship rotation.
  • Opportunities for those that wish to have an exposure to clinical exercise testing and cardiopulmonary exercise rehabilitation/exercise therapy.

Affiliation Agreements 

Currently we have affiliation agreements with the following programs:

  • Ohio
    • Bowling Green State University
    • Cincinnati State Technical Community College
    • Miami University
    • Ohio University
    • Sinclair Community College
    • The Ohio State University
    • University of Cincinnati
    • University of Dayton
    • Xavier University
    • Youngstown State University
  • Kentucky
    • Berea College
    • Bowling Green State University
    • Northern Kentucky University
    • University of Kentucky
    • University of Louisville
  • Indiana
    • Anderson University
    • Ball State University
    • Indiana University
    • Purdue University
    • Taylor University
    • University of Indianapolis
    • University of Southern Indiana
  • Colorado
    • Colorado State University
    • University of Northern Colorado
  • Iowa
    • Iowa State University
  • Massachusetts
    • Springfield College
  • Michigan
    • Eastern Michigan State University
    • Grand Valley State University
    • Michigan State University
    • Saginaw State University
    • Western Michigan University
  • New York
    • Canisius College
  • North Dakota
    • University of Mary-Bismarck
  • Washington
    • Eastern Washington University
    • Washington State University
    • Washington State University – Spokane
  • Wisconsin
    • Marquette University
    • University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
    • University of Wisconsin – River Falls

If you are applying from a college that is not listed above, once selected to our internship program, we will work with your internship adviser to complete the affiliation agreement process prior to the start of your internship

Application Process

To apply for an internship position, please send the following information:

1.      A completed application form

2.      Copy of your resume

Email applications and resumes for Clinical Exercise Testing Lab and Rehabilitation to sandy.knecht@cchmc.org

In the subject line of your email, please put specialty (Exercise Testing or Rehab), the session that you are applying for (spring, summer, or fall), and YOUR LAST NAME. Example: "Intern for (Specialty), (Session), YOUR LAST NAME” 

Deadlines to Apply

There are no set deadlines to apply. Sessions fill up quickly and early so please submit your application as early as possible. 

  • For the Spring session (January through April)
  • For the Summer session (May through August)
  • For the Fall session (September through December)

Thank you for your interest in our Exercise Physiology Internship Program. We look forward to hearing from you!

Sandy Knecht, MS, RCEP
Sr. Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Internship Coordinator