Monday, October 5, 2015

Info Session for Fieldwork with the Morrison-Bruce Center

Spring 2016 Internships, Practica, and Independent Studies

We're glad you're considering the MBC as a place to complete your practicum, internship, or independent study! 
There will be an interest session on Wednesday, October 21st at 7:30pm in Godwin 339/340.
  • At this session, we'll talk about what we do in the MBC, as well as what you would be doing as a practicum or internship student.  We'll also explain the application process.
  • If you cannot make this meeting, please contact Dr. Edwards ( or Dr. Carson Sackett ( to set up an alternate meeting.
Applying to the MBC includes two steps:
Please email Dr. Edwards ( if you have any questions concerning the application process or other volunteer opportunities.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Public Advocacy Contest at JMU

Fall 2015 Public Advocacy Contest:
How can you use ethical reasoning to improve your health and wellness?
The Fall 2015 Public Advocacy Contest is being sponsored by the Communication Center and University Health Center. All undergraduate students are eligible to enter and will be asked to answer the question "How can you use ethical reasoning to improve your health and wellness?”.  Participating students will win some of the $200 prizes, including $100 for first place.
What to do if you are interested:
·        Register online ( by Tuesday October 27.
·        Record your 5-7 minute entry speech at the Communication Center by Tuesday, November 4.   To record your entry, schedule an appointment at the Communication Center, Student Success Center, room 1155,
Finalists will be contacted by Friday, November 6 to present their speech at the final showcase on Thursday, November 12 at 6pm in the Madison Union Ballroom.  A panel of judges from various campus departments will determine the winners.
Questions?  Accommodations?  Contact Paul Mabrey, Communication Center Coordinator, or Veronica Jones, UHC Assistant. Director - Marketing, Communications, and Outreach,

Monday, September 28, 2015

Fall 2015 Fieldwork Site List

Where are Exercise Science students completing fieldwork during the Fall 2015 semester? 

Future Plans for the August 2015 graduates

Employed as a Physical Therapy (PT) technician at Atlantic PT
Seek admission to DPT programs (many students)
Employed as PT tech at Advantage Physical Therapy in Elkton, VA
Apply to Physician Assistant (PA) programs
Gain more PT experience
Enter United States Coast Guard
Employed as PT tech at Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group
Seek employment as exercise specialist
Employed as Personal Trainer at American Family Fitness, Colonial Heights, VA
Employed at Healing Paths, Reston, VA
Work on getting patient care hours to apply to PA programs
Employed as full-time trainer/coach at Explosive Performance, Stafford, VA
Employed as PT tech at The Therapy Network

Summer 2015 Fieldwork Sites

Where did Exercise Science students complete fieldwork this summer?

Friday, September 25, 2015

Lifetime Fitness in Godwin in October

Do you want to complete practicum or internship in commercial fitness? Do you want to be employed as a personal trainer in a metropolitan area after graduation? Would you like to use internship as a springboard to employment? 

Lifetime Fitness Recruiters are visiting Godwin Hall in October!

Personal Training recruiters from LifeTime Fitness will be on-campus in Godwin Hall Room 344 on Friday October 23 from 10am – 1pm to provide information regarding personal training internship and employment opportunities.

As the Healthy Way of Life Company, Life Time (NYSE: LTM) delivers the certified professionals, comprehensive businesses and incredible destinations that help people positively change their lives every day. The Company's healthy way of life approach enables its customers to achieve their health and fitness goals by engaging in their areas of interest — or discovering new passions — both inside and outside of Life Time's distinctive and large sports, professional fitness, family recreation and spa destinations. Today, the Company operates 102 centers under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC(SM) brands primarily in suburban locations, in 22 states and 28 major markets.

A short presentation will begin at 10am, 11:10am and 12:10pm. Time at the end of the session will be used as an open forum for question and answer.

You do not have to attend the entire 3 hours. Each presentation will be the same, to allow as many people as possible the opportunity to attend. Attend for as long as you can, when you can.

Dress is business casual. Bring a resume and cover letter to leave if you are interested in being considered for a spring semester internship or employment.

Contact Jana Walters,, 568-3949, with questions.