Human Physiology & Nutrition Internship Opportunities

HPNU 4990 – Internship Experience

Department of Human Physiology and Nutrition
HPNU 4990 – Internship Experience

The Department of Human Physiology and Nutrition (HPNU) offers internship experiences as an upper division elective in both the undergraduate exercise science B.S., and the human physiology and nutrition B.S. majors. Areas offered include, but are not limited to:

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Collegiate strength and conditioning
  • High School Strength and Conditioning
  • Tactical Strength and Conditioning
  • Sports Performance
  • Colorado Springs and Denver Area
  • Nutrition
  • Applied Sports Science
  • Physical Therapy
    • Colorado Springs and Denver Area


Specific locations currently affiliated with the UCCS HPNU Department:

  • Hybl Sports Performance Center
  • UCCS Athletics
  • Colorado College Athletics
  • CU Boulder Athletics
  • CSU-Pueblo Athletics
  • United States Air Force Academy Athletics/Human Performance Laboratory
  • Colorado Springs Fire Department
  • UC Health Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Centura Health® Cardiac Rehab / Ornish ICR
  • 10th SFG Fort Carson (Graduate students only)
  • Performance 365
  • D1 Sports Performance
  • USA Volleyball
  • USA Cycling
  • Ground Up Sports
  • Discovery Canyon High School (Strength & Conditioning)

Detailed descriptions of the internship process, application paperwork, and background check recommendations are specified in the HPNU Internship Informational Packet.  All aspects of the packet require completion prior to beginning an internship experience. 

The following checklist should be completed prior to enrollment in HPNU 4990:

    • Notify and set-up a meeting with the internship coordinator (IC) to discuss your interest in completing internship hours for academic credit at least 3 months prior to enrollment.
    • Choose and evaluate the BEST internship experience/location that aligns with your interests based on your field of study.
    • Immediately notify the IC of your chosen location to check for an updated affiliation agreement, to determine the application process for the site, and to gain approval from the HPNU Department Chair.
    • Complete and submit application to the site supervisor.
    • Complete and submit paperwork to the IC.
    • Complete background check through required UCCS website (TCLogiq).
    • Enroll in HPNU 4990 (determine the appropriate section through IC) for the approved number of credits (1-6).  Three (3) credit hours is the maximum per semester and per internship site.
    • Complete required hours, course assignments, evaluation of site, and submit final report before the end of the semester.
    • The internship experience may only be taken pass/fail.



Human Physiology & Nutrition and Exercise Science Internship Opportunities

INTERNSHIP: CSU Pueblo Sports Performance

The Colorado State University Pueblo Sports Performance department is seeking two interns for the Fall semester of 2022.

Contact Information

Dan Hutchison, MS, ATC, CSCS

Internship Coordinator in Human Physiology and Nutrition (HPNU)

Office:  719-255-7929