Thursday, October 6, 2016

Advice on Finding a Site

Advice on choosing a site from a Summer 2016 student:

If you like new adventures and a challenging environment, I highly recommend doing your fieldwork a new place/state. I am so happy that I went out of my comfort zone and I believe it helped me gain much more experience than I would have if I did my fieldwork in Harrisonburg. I recommend starting your search early so you have options and can pick one that you are most interested in.  I feel I was very fortunate to have enjoyed my internship as much as I did without having much background with adaptive sports. I do wish prior that I had enrolled in more class courses about adaptive education because I believe that would have helped me while completing my fieldwork. I am glad that I did my internship earlier than most students because it helped me really get a feel of what I want to do with the rest of my life and what career path I want to head down.

Duke University Research Internship

Duke University Integrated Health Sciences
Internship Program

Program Description:   Internship opportunities are available at the Duke Center for Living for motivated graduate or undergraduate students majoring in health science, exercise physiology, kinesiology or human physiology.

    We are dedicated to providing an excellent intern experience by offering the opportunity for numerous hands on experiences and other learning and educational opportunities. 

We are currently doing less exercise research than usual, but have a new major area of clinical research currently underway with several funded studies. 
               We have a several human drug infusion studies where the main outcomes involve pancreas function (insulin secretion and glucagon suppression).  The first NIH funded study involves the infusion of incretins (GLP-1, GIP and both GIP & GLP-1).  Each of these infusion studies involves hyperglycemic clamps and so are quite interesting from a physiological aspect.  The second study is Merck Funded and also involves incretins infusions (in this case a GLP-1 Receptor blocker – Ex-9) with and without sitagliptin.  The third study is also NIH funded and involves Ghrelin infusion studies + liquid meals and effects on pancreas function.  The last study is VA funded and involves incretin infusion studies as well; in this case looking at the possible paracrine (as opposed to endocrine) role for GLP-1.  Other studies are ongoing as well. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Updated Apple Application Deadline

The new deadline to apply with resume & cover letter on is: Wednesday, September 28th. 

This is for the internship with Apple originally posted here:

Thursday, September 22, 2016

2017 Southeast Collegiate Fitness Expo at UREC

Looking for an opportunity to learn about the fitness industry and engage with other like minded students and professionals? UREC is hosting the 2017 Southeast Collegiate Fitness Expo on February 10 – 12, 2017. The Southeast Collegiate Fitness Expo is a unique opportunity where over 40 universities and colleges gather to share knowledge, skills, and exciting new trends in fitness. Registration is required. Have an expertise you'd like to share? Students are allowed to submit presentation proposals. For more information, visit

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fall Career & Internship Fair

Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 26 and 27th from 11am-3pm in the Festival Ballroom.  Different companies will be attending each day and the fair is for all majors. 

Please check out the Career Fair Page for more information about who will be attending and how students should prepare.  There are also employer lists by academic area for each day. Day 1 and Day 2 . These lists break down the companies by positions, majors they are seeking as well as position type-full time, part time or internship.  

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Graduate and Professional School Fair - Tues Sept 20

Graduate and Professional School Fair will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 4-7 pm in the Festival Ballroom.   More than 100 graduate programs will be available to discuss their opportunities with JMU students.  We expect participation from a wide range of other schools representing virtually every discipline and interest areas including programs in health professions, medical schools, and law schools. Representatives of institutions from across the country will be at JMU, hoping to discuss their programs with JMU students.  This is an opportunity that should not be missed.  The event is free.  No prior registration is required.  Information about the fair, including what students can expect is available at and .  A preliminary list of universities and programs that will be participating in the Fair is now available at
This event is not for Seniors only!  This is a great opportunity for students at all levels to learn more about potential career pathways and what will be needed to be admitted to particular types of programs.  This event is co-sponsored by the JMU Graduate School and the Office of Career and Academic Planning.  It is a collaborative effort of JMU, Bridgewater College, Eastern Mennonite University and Mary Baldwin University.   

Fitness/Wellness Employment, Harrisonburg, VA

The wellness center affiliated with the hospital in Harrisonburg has several positions open. 1) health fitness instructor for an up-and-coming fitness professional looking to do all sorts of things in the area fitness such as fitness instruction, assessment, personal training, group fitness, etc. (2) group fitness Cordinator position looking for somebody who loves group fitness. (3) Fitness manager to be over our aquatics and fitness areas. Leadership experience would be required for that one. To appy for any of these positions, or to read the position description, visit: 

Sentara Careers - Harrisonburg