Characteristics and experiences of interns in strength and conditioning

Read, Paul, Hughes, Jonathan D., Blagrove, Richard, Jeffreys, Ian, Edwards, Michael and Turner, Anthony N. ORCID logoORCID: (2017) Characteristics and experiences of interns in strength and conditioning. Journal of Sports Sciences, 35 (3) . pp. 269-276. ISSN 0264-0414 [Article] (doi:10.1080/02640414.2016.1161220)


Student coaches undertake internships to develop practical skills and gain experience to improve employability prospects. The characteristics of the coaches who undertake these internships, their experiences and the nature of the work being performed are currently unknown. The purpose of this study was to report the characteristics of strength and conditioning (S a higher-education degree (bachelor?s degree 56%; master?s degree 18%) and others were qualified S however, often developmental objectives were not discussed, meetings were rarely documented, and in some cases, no meetings took place. This study suggests that internships offer worthwhile experiences and assistance in skill development to progress in S&C. However, clearer guidelines are required to define the responsibilities of employers and interns, to maximise these experiential learning opportunities and avoid the exploitation of willing students.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Strength and Conditioning at the London Sport Institute
Item ID: 19049
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Depositing User: Anthony Turner
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 10:51
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 18:32

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