The PERFORM Centre is open to internship opportunities with faculties and departments from across the university interested in prevention.
The PERFORM Centre currently offers students enrolled in Concordia's Department of Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology dynamic and hands-on internships using the best equipment in the field. Internship students work with qualified professionals to design and deliver programs to the community.
PERFORM's Athletic Therapy Internships offer students from Concordia's Department of Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology a unique opportunity to be guided by certified instructors in the development of treatment options for clients suffering from musculoskeletal issues.
Athletic therapy interns follow their client's entire course of treatment — from assessment to treatment to discharge.
Student interns are charged with gathering information on their client's medical history and performing a physical assessment in order to determine a treatment plan. Interns then present the plan to their supervisor —a licensed athletic therapist— who ensures that all appropriate tests and enquiries have been made before adopting a proper treatment plan. Treatments include ultrasound, heat, manual therapy, exercise or whichever methods have been decided upon.
PERFORM's Clinical Exercise Physiology Internships offer students from Concordia's Department of Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology an opportunity to guide community health program participants. Specifically, they follow participants through a series of assessments meant to establish baseline measurements to help determine how to:
- improve the body's overall functioning
- over a particular period of time
- under specific conditions
During assessments students build on their knowledge, skills and abilities as well as design and deliver safe and effective exercise routines to participants enrolled in the PERFORM Centre's community health programs.
PERFORM currently collaborates with McGill University School of Human Nutrition as a placement site for their dietetic internship program. PERFORM receives undergraduate students, as well as graduate students completing a Dietitian-Nutritionist credentialing diploma. Rotation durations range from three to seven weeks. Activities offered in PERFORM’s Nutrition suite include: nutrition counseling appointments, meal preparation and workshops, menu planning, dietary intake analysis, literature review for projects and protocols, and developing materials to use in PERFORM’s Nutrition Suite and other platforms.
The dietetic internship activities are determined by competencies necessary to practice as a Dietitian-Nutritionist. The Practice Competencies, Performance Indicators and Foundational Knowledge statements outlined for the dietetic internship are defined nationally by Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP).
To practice as a dietitian-nutritionist a professional license or permit is required in Canada. In Québec, the professional licensing body is the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ). In Québec, a dietitian may be referred to by the following titles: Professional Dietitian (P.Dt.), or Nutritionist, both titles are reserved by the Québec Code des professions.