Monday, February 12, 2018

Graduate Program - Individuals with Disabilities UVA

University of Virginia – Department of Kinesiology

TheUniversity of Virginia has been offering a one year Masters Program inKinesiology for Individuals with Disabilities (KID) since 1978. This program is designed for physical education majors interested in working with children with disabilities in a school-based setting as well as pre-physical and pre-occupational therapy students who want extra pediatric experiences before applying to graduate school. The program is comprised of 36 semester hours in kinesiology and individuals with disabilities distributed across two summers and two semesters. The program culminates in a comprehensive examination (there are no research requirements for this program).  

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Fieldwork Information Sessions Summer 2018 & Fall 2018

Do you need to complete KIN 471 Practicum or KIN 481 Internship during Summer 2018 or Fall 2018? You must attend a mandatory information session. Only those students who attend the information session will be allowed to complete fieldwork. Meeting times are:

Tues Feb 20, 3:30pm-4:30pm, Godwin 337
Wed Feb 21, 2:30pm-3:30pm, Godwin 341
Mon Feb 26, 10:10am-11:00am, Godwin 337
Wed Feb 28, 8:00am-8:50am, Godwin 344

Next, prepare the following documents to bring to your information session:

1.    Current resume
2.    Your five and ten year professional goals
3.    A list of 3-5 potential sites for your practicum or internship
4.    The semester you are planning on completing your fieldwork
5.    Application for Fieldwork**

After your site has been secured, you will submit the following form to Jana:

1.    Agency Acceptance Form**

**The Fieldwork Application and Agency Acceptance Form can be found at this website:

Finally, the deadline to submit your Agency Acceptance Form to complete Summer AND/OR Fall 2018 fieldwork is Thurs April 26. This is the last day of classes this semester. Start this process soon! Many sites fill their opportunities 6-8 weeks before the deadline.

Duke University Integrative Health Internship

Program Description: Internship opportunities are available at the Duke Center for Living for motivated graduate or undergraduate students majoring in health science, exercise physiology, kinesiology or human physiology. We are dedicated to providing an excellent internship program by offering the opportunity for numerous hands on experiences and enriching educational opportunities.
Interns gain experience working with clinical trials investigating the effects of exercise interventions on cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes in the laboratory of William Kraus, M.D. Interns will have the opportunity to become familiar with the function and operation of laboratory equipment used for subject testing and collection of physiological data while assisting with data collection, data reduction, and data analysis. Specifically, interns will take an active role in cardiopulmonary exercise stress testing, muscle strength and physical function testing, body composition analysis, as well as the supervision of exercise interventions in a variety of populations. In addition, interns may be involved in taking blood samples (from an IV), spinning and pipetting plasma for OGTT, and other studies involving blood sampling (e.g. hyperglycemic clamps).
• Interns will be assigned one or more mentors to help coordinate their specific internship goals and responsibilities, and will report to this person for the duration of the internship.
• Internships are a minimum of 15 weeks (17-18 weeks preferred) during fall, spring or summer semesters.
• All interns will be expected to work 40 hours per week.
• Unfortunately, no stipend is provided. However, travel and/or rent expenses are paid up to a total of $2,000 (15 weeks) - $2,500 (18 weeks). Full description at the link below:

Duke Integrative Health Internship

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Orthotic Employment near New Haven, CT

I received this message from a class of 2015 alum -

Full Orthotic and Prosthetic Provider for the New Haven Area working closely with the Yale Health hospital System.  We do off the shelf and custom bracing along with evaluations for diabetic shoes, custom molded inserts, helping correct alignments such as pes planus, Plantar fasciitis, and other foot deformities.The Job would apply to patient contact hours when applying towards grad school programs and will have a full 40 hour work week of patient contact along with a rotation of on-call servicing the hospitals after normal business hours.

The job applies to the follow curriculum in the under graduate studies
-Exercise physiology
-Gait analysis  

An interested students could apply to the indeed job posting provided below 

Hilton Head Health Institute Internship, South Carolina

I received this message from Hilton Head Health Institute yesterday:

I would like to introduce myself as the administrator for the Hilton Head Health Program Internship.  Our internship program is managed by David Chesworth, our Fitness Programmer.  However, I will be the main point of contact for any students wishing to apply for an internship here at Hilton Head Health.  I know that classes are just beginning, but it’s never too early to start thinking about internships!  We are currently accepting applications for our Summer Internships through February 15! Please see the attached Application Packet that details our internship program. (Contact Jana for the Application Packet PDF.) If you have additional questions, please feel free to call or email me. 

If you are not aware of who we are and what we do, I would encourage you to visit our website, to see what we are really about.  In brief, we are a world renowned, award winning health spa resort.  We focus on helping individuals create a personalized health and wellness experience and provide an environment for rapid personal growth - developing new healthy habits, jumpstarting weight loss or managing stress are some of the many ways guests choose to begin living a more fulfilling life, healthy lifestyle.
Hilton Head Health has the best singular opportunity to provide exceptional learning and training experiences for Health Management professionals.  Because their chosen field is broad and because health is not solely linked to one lifestyle aspect, the curriculum will expose the intern to all of H3 Program sectors of comprehensive wellness. The intern can expect guidance and support from a highly trained professional staff with expertise in their related health promotion area. 

Our intention is to extend and expand the intern’s education.  While providing opportunities for them to reinforce their strengths, interns will also address and strengthen weaker areas of interest or talent.  Ideally, this will allow the intern to participate in an extensive learning opportunity.

Thank you,

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Stacie Colella, PHR
HR Representative

843.785.3286 x152

14 Valencia Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


Friday, January 26, 2018

Full-time Physical Therapy Tech Employment - Verona, VA

I received this announcement from an Exercise Science alum: 

Job opening as a physical therapy technician at Synergy Rehab and Wellness in Verona, Va. (exit 227). Position would start in mid April for training. Interested applicants can email their resume to the clinical director Dr. Meghan Little at Meghan@synergyrehabandwellness or 540-416-0530.

A Bachelor's degree is not required, but the applicant must be able to work full time. If they want, they are more than welcome to come acquire observational hours and learn the system prior to the position opening. 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Smithsonian Office of Internships and Fellowships

The Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) has central management and administrative responsibility for the Smithsonian Institution’s academic appoint programs including internship, fellowship, and research associate appointments. OFI works to strengthen, diversify, and develop these programs.
 Towards these ends, OFI is interested in facilitating scholarly interactions between SI experts and students/scholars at universities, museums, cultural organizations, and other research institutions around the world.  OFI administers Institution-wide research support programs, and encourages and assists other Smithsonian museums, research institutes, and research offices in the development of additional fellowship, internship, and research associate appointments. Internship Opportunities