Students Welcome

We are open to volunteers every semester. We enjoy teaching and enjoy you being a part of our clinic. Volunteers are welcome from any department at a College or University. You are required to be at least 18 at the time that you begin.


Volunteering can be a gateway to becoming an exercise specialist and/or intern. We accept students from the Applied Physiology and Kinesiology program as well as Bachelors of Health Science and Bachelors of Health Education. We have student openings on a first come, first serve basis; however, interns are selected from volunteers only and are required to volunteer 2 semesters before the internship.


DPT and PTA clinical rotations are welcome at our clinic. We have Doctors of Physical Therapy that are willing and excited to teach you the clinical aspects of patient care and progress your knowledge. We are open to new school contracts. Please email us at to inquire as to the availability of your internship. We fill at a first come, first serve basis.


Welcome to the clinic! You are vital to our excellent patient care. Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: a cleaning list, shredding, laundry, cleaning tables, and assisting the therapists. However, unless directed by the therapist, you are to never touch a patient. 

We begin filling semester volunteer positions December 1st, April 1st, and August 1st. However, not all slots are filled and some become available. Inquire by emailing Please address your emails to Attn: Tiffany Thames, PTA, BAS, CMPTA, CKTP as she is the clinical coordinator of education including volunteers.

Volunteer time slots and availability are as follows (call to see what is available at this time):

Monday: 8a-12:30p, 12p-4:30p, 4p to close
Tuesday: 8a-12:30p, 12p-3:30p, 3p to close
Wednesday: 8a-12:30p, 12p-3:30p, 3p to close
Thursday: 8a-12:30p, 12p-4:30p, 4p to close
Friday: 8a-12:30p, 12p-3:30p, 3p to close


Please fill out the paperwork attached to the links below. We ask that you complete the paperwork, HIPAA training (print the certificate), and bring your CPR/First Aid certification (NOT REQUIRED) and ID with the paperwork to your first volunteer experience. Email the office at to inquire regarding availability and filling a volunteer position/becoming a volunteer/etc. 

APK Internship

If you are interested in being an APK intern, you will be required to volunteer two semesters before your internship would begin. The first semester is designed to allow both of us to decide if our clinic is a good fit for you. The second semester is for you to become proficient in your duties prior to beginning a full time internship as an Exercise Specialist. We accept two interns per semester at our clinic. If there are several volunteers wishing to intern during the same semester, final interviews will be conducted to assess the best fit for the clinic.


Your duties as an APK intern will cover the duties of a volunteer, as well as:

  • Completing Exercises with the PT patients under direct supervision.
  • Assisting in running the wellness program.
  • Completing some administrative work, including electronic filing and scanning.
  • Other duties, as needed, to keep the clinic running smoothly.


If you feel that you can complete these and other duties well and would like to be a part of the Gainesville Physical Therapy & Wellness team, email the office at to inquire as to available volunteer and internship positions. The paperwork and HIPAA exam link are above and are required of interns as well as their paperwork per their respective Colleges and/or Universities.

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