Monday, December 8, 2014

2014 PTCAS Applicant Data

From Paula:

Here are some quick facts concerning 2014 PTCAS accepted students and JMU students:
JMU Acceptance Rate:  86/40  = 47%  (increase from 38% in 2013)
Top Major for PTCAS Applicants/Acceptances:  (1) Exercise Science  (2)  Biology   (3)  Kinesiology
Cumulative GPA for PTCAS accepted:   3.57  (increase from 3.54 in 2013)
Applications increased by 10% nationwide
For a look at the PTCAS Applicant Data please go to  

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Recreation Employment - Suffolk, VA

Interested? Apply ASAP. This opportunity closes tomorrow!

Below is a position opening for a Recreation Leader with Suffolk Parks & Recreation.  We know that there is limited notice and that may not be enough time to share/recruit, but we did want to pass this opportunity on.  Please pass this opportunity on to any students you feel may be interested.  See the information below:
Please note:  This position is set to close on Friday, December 5 at 5:00 PM.
To apply, visit and follow the employment tab and instructions.
Recreation Leader -Seasonal Programs
Full Time
Pay Range
21664.00 - 34937.00/Year
Primary Responsibilities
***Seasonal Part time positions anticipated to start on May 16, 2015 and end on August 31,2015.***
Tasks Performed
Essential Functions
Interacts with the general public in person and by phone; provides information about programs and activities; registers participants; issues and checks membership cards; receives fees; enforces rules and regulations of the facility.
Sets up and takes down equipment used for classes and events; maintains, stores, and monitors inventory of equipment; issues athletic equipment to participants.
Participates in programs, classes, activities, and events; leads crafts, games and other activities for children.
Assists in cleaning and maintaining the facility.
Performs routine administrative tasks for the department; collects funds; prepares deposits as requested; performs routine data entry, record keeping, filing, faxing, and copying documents.
Provides assistance and input regarding programs, participants, and volunteers.
Operates a personal computer and other equipment necessary to complete essential functions to include word processing, e-mail and other programs.
Communicates with supervisors, employees, other departments, vendors, the public and outside agencies; attends various meetings as required.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Summer 2015 Lacrosse Internship in Baltimore

Aloha Tournaments, a Baltimore, MD based company, is the world’s largest youth lacrosse tournament company. Aloha Tournaments hosts some of the largest, most well run lacrosse and field hockey events in the nation. While the competition is always top notch, emphasis is placed on providing each player, along with their family and friends, a unique experience. 

We are looking for two interns for summer 2015 who will serve as the right hand to the Tournament Director for each event from start to finish. The intern will have a wide variety of responsibilities throughout the summer from preparing to execution and the final wrap up of each event. 

Thank you in advance for passing this internship opportunity along to your students. Attached please find a detailed description of the internship, compensation and application process. Questions should be directed to or 410-252-5642.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Practicum in Health Promotion at UVA

I have a flyer for this if anyone is interested: 

A local project, Move2Health, is looking for exercise physiology students to assist with a project as part of a practicum experience or simply on a volunteer basis. The Move2Health point person, Elizabeth Beasley (copied here), is looking for volunteers to review the “Move” portion of the Move2Health website ( My dietetic interns will be reviewing the “Eat” section, likely using the attached instruction sheet as a guide.
If you know of any people who may be willing to review the Move section, please reach out to Elizabeth. Tiffany Neal (also copied here) is also assisting with this project.
Angie Hasemann, RD, CSP
Weight Management Dietitian, Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Virginia Children’s Hospital
Assistant Director, UVA Health System Dietetic Internship
Address: P.O. Box 800673, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0232
Phone: 434-924-2348
PIC: 2483

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Research Practicum with Dr. Hargens

Want experience with research and collecting data with Dr. Hargen's? Visit his website:

Senior Fitness Opportunity in Harrisonburg

Want to work with individuals who are 50+ years old?

The Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation 50+ program is looking for a group fitness instructor to teach their Cardio and Strength class on Tues/Thursdays from 5:30-6:15 (if the person could only do Thursday, that would be okay as well).  They are open to traditional group exercise formats, circuit training, or other creative ideas.  Interested? contact Lynn Turner, coordinator of the 50+ programming, or 540-433-9168.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Group Exercise Employment in Broadway, VA

I received this message from a new fitness studio called Achieve in Broadway, VA. They are looking for group exercise instructors: 

We are a studio that offers all sorts of exercise classes ie. spin, kettlebell, stretch, general group fitness, yoga, zumba.  If there any students who are interested in this avenue we would help them get certified so they could teach, they would of course need the aptitude to do so.  If any are interested they can contact me personally and I would meet with them.  I can send you a flyer with my contact so they can call or email me if they prefer.  Thank for your help with this! It's greatly appreciated.

Beth Miller
540-746-7724- STUDIO DIRECTOR