Allison Fassett can count the entire UCLA women’s volleyball team among their circle of friends. And although she attends every volleyball game, you may not have seen or heard of her before.
There is a good chance, however, of spotting the student in Acosta Athletic Center’s training and rehabilitation room, working with the players as a part of the athletic department’s Sports Medicine Internship Program.
Fassett is in her second year of the three-year internship, which is designed to give hands-on training and experience in dealing with basic sports medicine and injuries.
“It’s a lot different than just working in a hospital behind a desk,” Fassett, a third-year psychobiology student, said.
Working at a hospital behind a desk was exactly the kind of internship Fassett had when she decided she wanted a more hands-on experience, she said.
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