Create athlete and sport-specific performance training to improve athletic performance, reduce injury, and promote lifelong fitness skills.
Common Internships: MNSU Athletics, Mankato West, Mankato East, St. Clair High School, EXOS, Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center, ETS
Graduate School: Prefered in private companies and school settings
Exercise prescription and medically supervised fitness for people with cardiorespiratory issues.
Common Internships: Mayo Clinic Mankato, VINE, District ONE Hospital, United Hospital District
Graduate School: Required along with varied certifications
Using psychological knowledge and skills to address optimal performance and well-being of athletes.
Common Internships: MNSU Sport and Exercise Psychology, YMCA, MNSU Athletics
Graduate School: Required for certifications
Work to improve movement as a part of prevention, rehabilitation, and treatment for patients with illness or injury.
Common Internships: Observation hours at Optivus PT, Avera Therapy, Lake Crystal Area Rec Center, Mayo Clinic, Orthopedic Fracture Clinic, Mankato Clinic Hospital
Graduate School: Doctorate in PT Required
Treat patients through therapeutic use of everyday activities. Help patients develop, recover, improve, and maintain the skills needed for daily living and working.
Common Internships: Observation hours at Orthopedic Fracture Clinic, Mayo Hospital, Mankato Clinic Hospital, Pathstone Living, Oaklawn Rehabilitation Center, Pediatric Therapy Services
Graduate School: Masters or Doctorate level OT school Required
Specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating muscle and bone injuries in athletic and work environments.
Common Internships: MNSU Athletics, Mankato West, Mankato East, St. Clair High School, Lake Crystal High School
Graduate School: Masters in Athletic Training Required
Teach and manage athletes in individual and team sports environments.
Common Internships: MNSU Athletics, YMCA, Local sport leagues
Graduate School: Prefered at high school and collegiate levels
Create programs to encourage healthier lifestyles for the workplace.
Common Internships: Taylor Corporation, Verizon Wireless Office, MNSU, HelathSource Solutions, Lifetime Fitness
Graduate School: Sometimes preferred depending on the corporation, not required
Implementing programs designed to protect and improve the health of people and their communities.
Common Internships: YMCA, YWCA, VINE
Graduate School: Sometimes preferred
Health care professionals focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine.
Common Internship: Observation hours with local chiropractors.
Graduate School: Doctor of Chiropractic Required
Medical doctors and physician assistants treat patients in their medical specialties and scope of practice.
Common Internships: Observation hours or Certified Nurse Assistant work at Mayo Hospital and Mankato Clinic Hospital
Graduate School: Required based on medical profession
Includes personal training, group fitness, and equipment development to improve health and fitness.
Common Internships: JP Fitness, KATOCrossfit, Fitness Untamed, Ignition Fitness, MNSU Recreation, YMCA, VINE, Planet Fitness, Lifetime Fitness
Graduate School: Sometimes preferred based on the corporation, not required
Design, build, and fit prostheses and braces to support limbs and the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular system.
Common Internships: Orthopedic Fracture Clinic, LimbLab
Graduate School: Prefered for Orthotics, Required for Prosthetics