Monday, October 20, 2014

Wellness Employment in Harrisonburg

Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community is looking to hire a couple of full time positions, one is a fitness manager, and the other is an aquatics manager.  Information can be found on their website,

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Exercise Leader Practicum

James Madison University
Department of Kinesiology
Exercise Leader Practicum Experience

The JMU Kinesiology Department is offering the opportunity for motivated, hard working Kinesiology students who are interesting in serving as an individualized Exercise Leader for 2 participant volunteers throughout the course of the spring semester.  The Exercise Leader will act as Testing Technician and Exercise Leader for each of their assigned participants.  They will be responsible for all pre-screening/health history, health related physical fitness testing, and preparation of an individually tailored exercise prescription that will be implemented by the participant.  They will also be responsible for progressing their participants in their exercise plan as the semester progresses.  This will be done under the supervision of Dr. Trent Hargens, Kinesiology faculty, and Graduate Students in Kinesiology.

  1. Be certified in CPR with AED
  2. Successfully completed KIN 421: Principles of Exercise Testing and Prescription
  3. Be available during the later afternoon hours (approximately 3 - 6 pm)

Interested parties should submit a resume and a short (~ half page) description on why they would like to participate in this program, and why they would make a good practicum student for this program to Dr. Hargens. Deadline for submission is December 1, 2014

For additional information contact Dr. Hargens,

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fall 2014 Fieldwork Sites

Want to know where current students are completing hours for credit this semester?

Fall 2014 Exercise Science Fieldwork Sites:

Sports Performance Internship in Charlotte, NC

I received this message recently to recruit spring semester internship students. Read Ashley McConkey's Alumni Highlight to find out more about this opportunity, she completed her internship at this facility during the spring 2014 semester. Jana has full internship details and application. 

Youth Sports Performance, Mentorship and Tutoring in Stuarts Draft, VA

A KIN alum sent us this message ... from the HomeRun Club in Stuarts Draft, VA, which is only a 35 minute drive from JMU.  I remember having difficulty finding an internship and mentor-ship in the local community.  Therefore, I'm hoping to initiate opportunities to teach, lead and inspire JMU students in our internship program.  We're in business to help athletes not only improve their athleticism but improve their grades.  We're in need of interns who are passionate about encouraging children to chase their dreams and who are dedicated in leading them to processes that prepare them for opportunities life will have to offer.   Only interns with passion to serve the community need apply. Contact info: 

Employee Wellness in Fishersville, VA

We received a message from Sharon Stitler at the Lifetime Fitness facility in Fishersville, VA, looking to recruit volunteers to assist with an employee wellness initiative. Contact Sharon directly, her info is below: 

(Fishersville is exit 222 off I-81. Harrisonburg is exit 245, as a point of reference.)