spiprohealth.com | SPI Internship with THEi
SPI ProHealth provides specialised physical therapy services at world sports championships, tournaments, and private therapy to elite athletes and teams.
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Internships

What is a Sports Internship Programme?

Through high-quality education and training, the Sports Therapy Specialisation builds on the importance of theoretical knowledge, at the same time as developing students’ practical skills through on-the-job work experiences in the industry undertaken during Year 3 and Year 4. Students are expected to be professional and clinically competent in their disciplines upon their graduation.

History of Thei

THEi was set up in 2012 by the Vocational Training Council of Hong Kong to provide an innovative learning approach in areas of study much needed but not easily found in Hong Kong. The school provides a very professional learning approach that enables students to fully apply their specialised knowledge into the work force.

In the short time that THEi has been around, the school is reputed as a higher education institution with a difference, striving to fill an important gap in the Hong Kong educational sector. Furthermore, It is the only school that offers a sports recreation management related program with level 5 to 7 qualifications.

Sports Therapy Course

THEi hosts a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sports and Recreation Management programme, that belongs to the Department of Sports and Recreation under the Faculty of Management and Hospitality.

In recent years, a rapid development amongst the sports industry in Hong Kong has led to a growing demand for young professionals in the industry. The undergraduate programme aims to provide students with a dynamic study syllabus for those who want to advance their careers in the sports industry. Students are able to choose from one of three core specialisations which are Sports Coaching, Sports Therapy, or Recreation Management, to excel in their area of interest and specialty.

Sports Therapy Specialisation

Accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists (SST) from the United Kingdom, the Sports Therapy specialisation provides students with on-field and clinical skills to both prevent and treat sports injuries. This specialisation also covers recognition and evaluation of sports injuries, peripheral and vertebral manual therapy, on-field emergency management, strength and conditioning, and rehabilitation of sports injuries for sports clubs, at tournaments, in a clinical setting and/or provide services that cater to special needs patients.

What to expect on an SPI ProHealth Internship Programme

As part of the wholesome learning opportunity at THEi, students are required to have 240 integrated learning hours at various practical placements. SPI ProHealth is one of the elite work-integrated placements for students to apply through their course.

SPI ProHealth provides an internship programme that facilitates THEi students with a practical learning experience to harness their skills and technical abilities. The programme occurs whenever there are sports related events that SPI ProHealth covers in Hong Kong. Once the students apply to such events, SPI ProHealth and THEi will collectively select specific students based on their overall performance within the course and whether they meet the specific job criteria.

When their internship commences, students are responsible for assisting the head physiotherapists in a myriad of tasks, such as client assessment, sports massages, and emergency pitch-side management.