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WVU students can gain direct experience in Power 5 sports through new partnership with WVU Athletics

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Students in the CPASS Mountaineer GOAL Program may earn internships with WVU Athletics, with possible placements in a variety of Division I sports, including baseball. (WVU Photo)

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West Virginia University students can explore their passion for sports through an exclusive internship arrangement with WVU Athletics that allows them to see “behind the scenes” in planning and executing athletics events.

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“For students aspiring to work in intercollegiate athletics or professional sports, a degree alone is often not enough. The experience gained through internships provides the vital on-the-job skill sets necessary for students to land their first jobs. We are excited to partner with the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences to allow students to serve as athletics department interns while at the same time completing their undergraduate degrees.” – Zach Eckert, WVU assistant athletics director, facilities and operations and WVU Sport Management BS (2008) and Sport Management master’s degrees (2009).  

“All of our CPASS majors include experiential learning requirements during which students learn-by-doing. The Mountaineer GOAL Program formalizes our long-standing relationship with WVU Athletics, one of the most recognizable and successful brands in intercollegiate sport. This unique partnership provides students with multiple opportunities to gain valuable career-related experience across their plan of study.” – Sean Bulger, CPASS professor and associate dean for graduate and online education 


VIDEO: CPASS Inside and Out YouTube feature

Sports internships to provide real-life skills

Mountaineer GOAL Program

College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences website

Target Audiences

  • Sport management students
  • Physical Education and Kinesiology students
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology students 
  • Health and Well-Being students
  • Coaching and performance science students
  • High school career guidance counselors 
  • Current and prospective college students
  • Families of current and prospective college students
  • Sport industry professionals



CONTACT: Kimberly Cameon
Communications Specialist
College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

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