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Finding a Personal Trainer Internship Abroad in the USA

Country: USA

Program type: Intern

            Are you looking for an internship abroad in the USA?  This article can give you some tips and information about the best ways to find and qualify for an internship abroad in the USA.  One of the first things you should ask yourself if you are considering an internship abroad in the USA is what are your interests?  There are internships available that are related to just about anything that you might be interested in, from writing and photography to various technical fields. 

            Let's say you are quite interested in sports and other athletic activities.  Finding an internship abroad in the USA as a Personal Trainer would be a great way to break into that industry and be able to do something you are passionate about.  Majoring in Fitness Wellness Management in college is a good path toward being able to qualify for an internship as a Personal Trainer.  Make sure you do well in classes such as Human Anatomy and Physiology to give you a leg up on other candidates.  Courses in Nutrition and Wellness are also very important.  While you are in school, take advantage of the opportunity to network.  Find a fitness or an athletic related club or organization on campus, like an intramural sports team or a yoga club at the rec center; you might meet other personal trainers and get tips and advice from them on how to proceed.

            Aside from education, there are other things that can be done to make you an ideal candidate for an internship abroad in the USA as a Personal Trainer.  One of these is a Personal Training Certification.  Certification can be obtained through various national organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine or the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.  Something else all prospective Personal Trainers need is insurance.  This is necessary to protect yourself and clients from lawsuits related to accidents and injuries.  If you are insured and certified as a Personal Trainer, along with good academic standing in a fitness related field of study, then you are an ideal candidate for virtually any internship abroad in the USA as a Personal Trainer.  Internships can be found all over the place.  Many local gyms offer internships for Personal Trainers so they can shadow an experienced professional.  Many colleges and universities offer Personal Trainer internships, often through the athletic departments.  If you were involved with campus fitness programs while getting your degree, your networking might help you get an internship at the same school you get your degree at, which can further deepen your network and make it easier to advance into a career beyond the internship.   

            If you are interested in an internship abroad in the USA as a Personal Trainer, following the tips in this article is likely to make you a competitive candidate for an internship and even a career as a Personal Trainer. 


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