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Department of Health Professions Internships

Undergraduate Programs
Graduate Programs

Students majoring in either Community Health or Health Science have access to many coveted internships, both on and off campus, including at prestigious hospitals, agencies, and organizations such as:

The American Cancer Society
Planned Parenthood of Nassau County, Inc.
Northwell Health
Hofstra University Saltzman Community Services Center
Nassau County Department of Health

Winthrop University Hospital
Hospice Care Network
American Lung Association
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Seaford Physical Therapy

For more information about internship opportunities, please contact Israel Schwartz, Undergraduate Director of the BS in Community Health and BS in Health Science.


Students majoring in Athletic Training or Exercise Science have access to internships at health and fitness centers; physical therapy and chiropractic clinics; personal trainer organizations; cardiac rehabilitation clinics; pulmonary rehabilitation clinics; strength and conditioning affiliations; elite athletic performance centers; corporate wellness affiliations; as well as various colleges and universities, secondary schools, and other medical facilities.

For more information about internship opportunities, please contact Jayne Ellinger, Undergraduate Director of the BS in Athletic Training program, or Katie Sell, Undergraduate Director of the BS in Exercise Science program.

Experiential learning for students in the Master of Health Administration and Public Health programs is facilitated through a culminating internship and an independent research project, which complements program course work.  Students choose from a variety of exciting internship placements, including hospitals; health institutions; physician’s offices; governmental health agencies; long-term care facilities; health insurance companies; pharmaceutical companies; and community-based advocacy, education and services organizations; and more.  Moreover, many graduates find employment opportunities through their internship experiences and networking opportunities throughout their time in the programs.

For more information about internship opportunities, please contact Edward Coffield, Director of the MHA program, or Anthony Santella, Director of Public Health programs.


MS in Health informatics students complete two 100-hour practicums during the program to obtain hands-on experience in many health informatics areas. Students are assigned to a health informatics team at one of the program’s affiliated health systems and rotate throughout their assigned site working in a number of fields such as electronic medical records, health information exchange and integration, and data analytics, among other options.

For more information about internship opportunities, please contact Khalid Moidu, Director of the MS in Health Informatics program.


Students in the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy must complete fieldwork under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist and have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients across the life span consistent with the mission and goals of the practice setting.

For more information about internship opportunities, please contact Gioia J. Cani, Director of the MS in Occupational Therapy program.


Students in the Master of Science in Sports Science have access to internships at health and fitness centers; community, private, or university-based recreation centers; corporate fitness centers; military science and rehabilitation settings; cardiac rehabilitation, hospital and medical/wellness centers; elite training facilities; professional, collegiate, and high school sports strength and conditioning programs; etc.

For more information about internship opportunities, please contact Jamie Ghigiarelli, Director of the MS in Sports Science program.


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