Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Summer 2014 Fieldwork Sites

Where are students completing fieldwork this summer? From Harrisonburg to Korea to Australia!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

What are the May 2014 graduates are planning to do?

Seek employment in physical activity promotion/wellness. Apply to Physical Therapy graduate programs.
Seek physical therapy technician employment
Begin summer employment with Potomac Paddlesports
Begin Exercise Physiology graduate program
Begin full-time employment at East Coasters Bike Shop as lead bike fitter. Seek admission to Physical Therapy graduate programs.
Begin DPT program at University of Delaware
Begin DPT program at University of Maryland
Begin DPT program at Shenandoah University
Begin Master of Science in Exercise Physiology program at Wake Forest
Seek employment as a personal trainer
Begin Masters of Education program at University of Southern California in Post-Secondary Academic & Student Affairs
Begin employment in Sports Performance
Seek employment as Physical Therapy Technician and personal training in the Harrisonburg area
Begin employment with Emergent Technologies in Vienna, VA
Apply to Physical Therapy graduate programs
Begin Doctorate of Chiropractic program at Palmer Chiropractic College
Seek employment in public health/health promotion
Seek personal training employment
Seek health/fitness specialist employment in the Northern Virginia area
Begin Accelerated Nursing Program at Jefferson College
Begin Accelerated Nursing Program at UMASS
Seek health care employment
Seek clinical exercise physiology employment
Begin employment as a Health Coach at Health Solutions
Begin employment as an Office Assistant in a Dermatology practice
Begin employment as a full-time Physical Therapy Technician in Richmond
Join the Peace Corps, health education emphasis
Seek employment as a CNA to gain patient care hours for Physician’s Assistant graduate programs
Work at a summer camp for children with disabilities
Begin summer employment at First Tee, Harrisonburg
Seek employment in medical sales
Fortify application to DPT programs – boost GPA, gain observation hours
Begin dual degree program at Emory University in Master of Public Health/Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Monday, June 9, 2014

Wellness Employment in Harrisonburg

Sunnyside Retirement Community

Job Title:                                            Wellness Instructor              
Status:                                    Full-time B
Department:                                      Wellness
Hours:                                                8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M – F and occasional Saturdays

Description:                                       Lead group exercise classes, assist senior residents with one-to-one exercise sessions, and guard pool areas.

Requirements:                                   High School diploma and 2 years of experience in wellness/fitness or a combination of education and experience in field.  Must have the ability to train/certify for lifeguard if not already lifeguard certified.

Resumes may be sent to Annie Shaffer.  Contact info below.

Annie Wagner Shaffer
Sunnyside Wellness Director

3935 Sunnyside Drive, Suite A
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Office: (540)568-8289
Fax: (540) 568-8352

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Group Exercise Opportunity - Richmond, VA

I received this message from an Exercise Science alum:

 I am currently in need of several group fitness instructors for the summer months with potential to be on the group fitness schedule through the following fall, winter and spring.  Specifically, I am interested in those able to instruct indoor cycling classes, senior classes and water aerobics.  There will also be opportunities to sub yoga, boot camp, Barre, and strength training classes.  If you know of any students that will be living in the Richmond area over the summer or moving here after graduation, please pass along this information.  Candidates should have a current group fitness instructor certification, as well as current CPR/AED/First Aid certifications.  Interested students can contact me at
Thank you,

Monday, April 21, 2014

Want a KIN elective for the fall semester?

KIN 422 to be offered in the Fall 2014 semester

Advanced Principles of Group Exercise Leadership, 3 credit hours
Course description: Theories, principles and procedures involved with leading group fitness classes. Students will gain knowledge and experience in class design and choreography development. Programming for children, older adults, pregnancy and aquatic exercise will be included. Practical and written assessments will occur throughout the semester. Participation in group exercise classes is a requirement. Students will have the opportunity to enroll in the AFAA Primary Group Exercise Certification.
Course prerequisites: GKIN 100, KIN 202, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR (for non-KIN majors)
This course will be half lecture and half physical activity lab. The lab will allow students the opportunity to practice the theory learned from lecture.
When: Tuesday/Thursday 2:00pm-3:15pm Location in Godwin 208 and Multipurpose Room.
Instructor: Jana Walters (

Strength Coach Internship - Maryland

 Strength Coach
Internships Available

Looking for a Summer Internship/ Possible Employment?

Sarge Athletics is seeking qualified interns in the area of Exercise Science and Sports Marketing
·         Rising Junior, Senior or Graduating Senior in Exercise Science or Sports Marketing
·         Pursuing career in these fields
·         Some coaching experience preferred
·         Must work 20-30 hours per week
Internship includes:
·         Education in Functional Movement Training
·         Experience Coaching: Personal Training, Small and Large Groups
·         Experience working with Middle School, High School, Collegiate & Professional Athletes
·         Weekly Leadership Training
·         Assistance preparing for the CSCS
·         Nutritional Education
·         Educational Sessions with our Physical Therapist- exposure to PRI
·         Marketing Interns will gain hands on experience ranging from cold calling, relationship building to creating print ads
·         Those completing the semester receive $500 stipend

About Sarge Athletics:
·         Athlete Performance Training Center Licensed by Mike Boyle (MBSC Thrive)- Rated #1 Gym in the country 3 years in a row by Men’s Health
·         Functional Movement Training
·         90% of coaching staff have a Degree in Exercise Science and have sat for the CSCS
·         In-house Dr. of Physical Therapy (PRI)
·         In-house Registered Dietician
·         Sport Specific Training- Lacrosse, Soccer, Speed, Football, Baseball, Swimming, etc.
·         10,000 Sq. Ft. facility- 7,000 sq. ft. of turf

Where: Ijamsville, MD
When: Summer OR Fall OR Spring Semester

Contact Information: email- or phone- 240-586-1587

Thursday, April 17, 2014

New Jersey Corporate Health/Fitness

Hey New Jersey residents, or those who are interesting in relocating there! Do you want to work in corporate health? Do you like personal training? 

Check out www.fitnessandwellness.orgJackie Loyer, a 2011 Exercise Science alum, wants you to work in their facilities!