Internships in Health & Sport Sciences

Otterbein’s location in Westerville, Ohio, just 15 minutes from the state’s capital, Columbus, gives you convenient access to hundreds of employers and a diverse range of internship opportunities. Otterbein Health and Sport Science students have had internships at some incredibly exciting places. We take advantage of our great location and excellent medical resources in the Columbus area and have internships available at OhioHealth and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Our students have also enjoyed exciting internships with the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Columbus Crew.

HSS Students Talk About Their Internship Experiences:

“My internship has impacted me in bountiful ways. I have learned, grown, and developed immensely not only as a student but professionally and personally. I was placed in situations that pushed me out of my comfort zone which allowed me to become more confident in myself and my knowledge.”
Gabby Cox ’22, Allied Health

“I learned and experienced many new things during my internship which have encouraged me to continue exploring physical therapy as my future career. All of my experiences there will help shape me in my future as both a physical therapy student and a future physical therapist. This opportunity has helped me to continue growing as both a student and a professional.”
Melissa Knapp ’22, Allied Health

“I believe I was fully prepared for my internship experiences because of my advisor, Dr. Shelley Payne. Dr. Payne not only gave me the medical knowledge in her courses to be able to understand all of the intricacies that were being discussed by the physician assistants, but she also prepared me professionally by giving great insight on how to further my professional relationships. Without this experience I would not have gained the invaluable insight into my future career or be set up for success as I take my next step into physician assistant school.”
Hannah Lewis ’22, Allied Health

“Overall, the internship and professional experience I was able to be a part of was unmatched. It allowed me to watch practicing Physicians and Physician Assistants and gain a better understanding of the professional world. Not only did I become more knowledgeable, but I also improved my communication and research skills through the internship experience. Without Otterbein, these connections and experiences would not have been possible for me. I would not be in the position I am today if I had not chosen Otterbein. Otterbein University allowed me to grow as an athlete, as a student, as a person, and as a professional.”
Savannah McCoppin ’22, Allied Health

“My clinical experiences were the most valuable part of my undergrad experience. Getting to have hands on experience early on to supplement what I was learning in the classroom helped me to develop my skills and have real world application to what we got from lecture. I especially enjoyed my high school rotation my senior year because I felt like I grew so much in my skills, confidence and as an overall athletic training student that made me sure I was well prepped for graduation.”
Megan Bishop ’22, Athletic Training