A joint initiative between the School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health (SESSH) and the Western Region Academy of Sport (WRAS) offers SESSH students the opportunity of placement in the WRAS S&C Internship Program. The WRAS S&C Internship Program aims to provide students with scientific knowledge and programming expertise that enables athletes to train systematically and safely to improve sports performance and reduce the risk of injury. Under the guidance of supervision of SESSH staff and industry professionals, interns provide strength and conditioning programs and education seminars for WRAS squad athletes and coaches.
The program includes approximately 100-200 hours of professional placement during which interns develop advanced planning and coaching of physical skills such as lifting, stretching and conditioning techniques, athlete monitoring, and recovery interventions.
Applications open August each year, with successful applicants completing placement from approximately October to April. Students will be notified when expressions of interest and applications are due via the courses Interact site. Students seeking to use the internship towards EHR320 placement hours need to state this information in their application.
If you would like more information about the WRAS Internship Program, please contact the SESSH representative to WRAS or the WRAS Executive Officer.
SESSH Representative to WRAS
WRAS Executive OfficerWRAS website: www.wras.org.au
Dr Melissa Skein
Ms Candice Boggs
Telephone: 02 6338 4430
Telephone: 02 6338 4821
Testimonials from students previously involved in the Internship Program:
Studying a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at CSU in Bathurst gave me the unique opportunity to become a strength and conditioning intern at the Western Region Academy of Sport. The internship program allowed me to work with pre-elite junior athletes, parents and experienced coaches, which developed my knowledge, gave me invaluable practical experience and opened doors within the strength and conditioning community. (Amy Dewar, 2017)
The WRAS internship has given me an incredible chance to apply the knowledge and skills I've learnt from Exercise Science. Working with pre-elite athletes has been a great experience and provided me with fantastic opportunities to pursue. I would highly recommend applying and getting involved. (Alexander Carney, 2017)
A joint initiative between the School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health and the Western Region Academy of Sport offers SESSH students the opportunity of placement in the WRAS SCI Program. The WRAS SCI Program aims to provide strength and conditioning interns with scientific knowledge and programming expertise that enables athletes to train systematically and safely to improve sports performance and reduce the risk of injury. The interns shall provide individualised strength and conditioning programs for WRAS squad athletes. Completion of the WRAS SCI Program shall provide successful candidates with proficiency skills and knowledge required as early career strength and conditioning professionals .
Interns will be required to complete 450 hours of professional placement during which, they shall develop advanced planning and coaching of physical skills such as lifting, stretching and conditioning techniques. WRAS SC interns may be eligible for accreditation under the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) Professional Structure Intern scheme.