Monday, November 23, 2015

Wellness Center at VMRC - Spring 2016 internships

The Wellness Center at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC) is looking for 1 - 2 motivated students for internship for the Spring 2016 semester. 

For a review of wellness center programming, visit their website:

In the coming 2016 year, they will be adding on to the programs offered - more Medical Programming & more involvement with our Outpatient Therapy department, which may appeal to the clinical side of some exercise science students and pre-PT individuals.

The contact person is an Exercise Science program alum: 

Christine Schmidt, MS, CEP
Fitness Manager
VMRC Wellness Center
1481 Virginia Avenue
Harrisonburg, Virginia  22802
Office:  540-574-3848

Also remember the Wellness Center at VMRC also offers Summer opportunities! 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Fitness/Wellness Employment (full-time) in Harrisonburg, VA

From an Exercise Science alum who works at the RMH Wellness Center!

 We are currently hiring for two full-time Fitness Specialist at the Sentara RMH Wellness Center and wanted to reach out to you in case you have any high quality December graduates that are looking for a challenging position as a fitness professional. I have attached the link below that takes the students directly to our application site. There, they will get a full description of the position as well as see the job qualifications and requirements.
                Both positions will be responsible for creating and implementing clinical, as well as, performance programming for a variety of ages and abilities. In addition to programming the position requires wellness lectures and individual fitness programming.
As a medically based fitness facility the candidate will be responsible for learning, knowing and living out the mission , vision, values of Sentara Healthcare to create a superior customer experience.
Justin S. Jones, MS, CSCS, USAW, CSM
Site Manager- Aquatics, Fitness Center, & Group Fitness
Sentara RMH Wellness Center
Office: 540-564-5146

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Internship and Employment Opportunities in Suffolk, VA

Internship Openings:  Please note that Internships with Suffolk Parks & Recreation are un-paid and do fall under the City’s Volunteer Management Program.  Interested students are encouraged to check with their Schools Career Management Center and Academic Advisors about federal work study grants or stipend program opportunities that may be available through the school.
·         Parks & Recreation 360 Internship Experience
o   This internship position is based out of the Business Services Division of Parks & Recreation but is customized to the students career goals and the needs of the City.  Experience may include time in Athletics, Special Events, Parks, Before and After School Care, Fitness etc.  This internship experience provides the student with the ability to work in various areas of Parks & Recreation to gain a well-rounded and complete internship experience. 
·         Graphic Design & Marketing Intern
o   This internship position is designed for students who want to gain specific experience in graphic design and marketing for a Municipal Parks & Recreation Department.  The intern will assist with various aspects of marking including flyer development, writing press releases, assisting with online marketing and social media promotions etc.
To apply for an internship:  Students should submit a resume and cover letter to Jason Pittman, Recreation Supervisor at
Job Openings:
Suffolk Parks & Recreation currently has paid position openings in the areas listed below.  To apply online and check out the City’s Total Compensation Package, please visit  The City of Suffolk is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • PT Recreation Leader – Seasonal Outdoor Programs
    • NOTE:  Position closes on 11/23/15.
To apply for job openings:  Visit and follow the employment tab.

Jana has position descriptions for these opportunities. Please email and I can send the file as an attachment.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Full-time Fitness Specialist employment in Harrisonburg

The Sentara RMH wellness center is looking for qualified fitness professionals for a full-time fitness specialist position. Please apply through

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

KIN 100 Teaching Assistant needed for Spring 2016 semester

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant - KIN 100

May be completed for credit, depending on major requirements
Kinesiology majors will definitely be able to complete this for credit
Volunteers (no credit) will also be considered

Position Responsibilities: 

Assisting with the following fitness assessments:
1-repitition maximum for arm press and leg press
Curl-ups and sit ups
BIA and waist-to-hip ratio
12-minute run or swim

Assisting primary instructor with physical activity instruction (ie: correcting technique)
Leading small group activities such as resistance balls, medicine balls, resistance bands, BoSU, Body Bars, indoor cycle, yoga, stretching.

Other activities depending on applicant experience/forte.

Must be available for MWF 8:00am-8:50am AND 9:05am-9:55am. Other class times available depending on applicant's schedule.

Contact Jana Walters,, to apply or for more information.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Practicum Opportunity in Chiropractic treatment and CrossFit

A local professional is interested in having a student in his facility for a very awesome and interesting experience. He is a Chiropractor and owns a CrossFit facility. The right student could have exposure to both of these facets of his practice. This experience would be best for a practicum student. 

If students are interested in becoming an intern at our business, then they can check out our website for more detailed info at

If you are interested, you should contact Mr. Michael Ray at

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Student Feature Story

Exercise Science student-athlete Amanda Presgraves had a great idea and is making it come to life! Read her story!