Undergraduate Volunteer

UVA Sports Medicine Student Volunteer Program

The application cycle for spring applicants will begin on Monday October 30, 2023. The application cycle for spring applicants will end on Monday, November 27 at 5 p.m.

What is the UVA Sports Medicine Student Volunteer Program?

The primary function of Sports Medicine in the UVA Department of Athletics is to provide encompassing healthcare for our student-athletes that includes prevention, evaluation, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries as well as emergency care during practices and games.

The UVA Sports Medicine Student Volunteer program offers undergraduate students an opportunity for clinical experience and direct patient contact.

Due to the nature of this position and its involvement with all of the University of Virginia intercollegiate athletic teams, a flexible, open-mind, a willingness to work hard, and a professional attitude are the keys to success in this program.
Interested in applying?

The application cycle opens in April to select fall semester volunteers and re-opens in November to select spring semester volunteers.

Undergraduate students from any major or background are welcome to apply beginning in November of their first-year. A major in a health-related field is preferred but not required.

New students accepted to the program will complete 4 hours of assigned shifts per week in the athletic training facilities and are required to attend introductory in-services on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-7:45 a.m. for 4 weeks. After the introductory in-services have been completed, students can have the opportunity to work with a sports team.  New students continue with assigned shifts and 3-4 additional in-services for the remaining of the semester. New students must also work a minimum of two intercollegiate athletic events during the semester.

New and returning students will have a required orientation from 7-7:45 a.m. on the first class day of the semester and will have a required CPR, First Aid, and AED training on the Sunday following orientation. All students will complete competencies during the semester.

Students accepted in the program are eligible to enroll in Kines 3615: Service Learning in Sports Medicine for 2 credits each semester. Credit for the course is contingent on completing required responsibilities of the program.

Students are required to commit to the required responsibilities for the entire semester. We will make every effort to make the experience positive for everyone.

At the completion of each semester, students will be evaluated and will decide whether they can commit for additional semesters.  Students can participate a maximum of 3 semesters in the program. Students receive increased responsibility as skill and proficiency grow. APPLY NOW