Saturday, February 6, 2016

Summer Practicum or Internship - Weight Loss Camp

I received this message from Ms. Joanna Mattaliano, an Exercise Science alumna, for a  Summer 2016 Internship or Practicum opportunity. For what it's worth, I was also employed at this camp many years ago:

JMU Kinesiology Undergrads! I would like to share with you all a fun and different opportunity to obtain your credits for practicum/internship. While I was an undergrad at JMU I completed my internship hours at Camp Pennbrook, and all girls weight loss camp ages 8-22. I enjoyed working at the camp so much I continued to work there the following 2 summers. If you are looking for a rewarding way to spend your summer this is a great opportunity. The camp is located in Newtwon, PA. General counselor positions are open as well as
specialist positions in sports such as softball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, etc and Group Fitness teaching opportunities, specifically Zumba instruction. While working at this camp I have held various roles between general counselor, fitness instructor, and Group Leader. I Highly recommend these openings if you are interested in personal training, obesity prevention or wellness as your future career path. If you have any questions or any interest feel free to contact me by email at

Friday, February 5, 2016

Campus to Career Conference - JMU

Attention Juniors and Seniors!
Need a jumpstart on your job or internship search? Join us 10 days after Career Fair for a free one-day event that will kick your career into high gear!  The Campus to Career Conference on Saturday, Feb. 27th includes sessions and a free catered lunch, but you have to RSVP before spots fill up!

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Saturday, February 27, 2016
9:30am - 3:30pm

Location: Student Success Center - 4th floor

Conference Schedule
9:30 Sign-In

10:00 Keynote Speaker

11:00-3:30 Sessions with Catered Lunch

  • resume and cover letter writing
  • LinkedIn
  • interviewing
  • professional networking
  • Recruit-A-Duke 101, and much more!

Registration: Feb. 3-23 

There will be a waitlist, so please cancel your RSVP if you can no longer attend

See our 
conference page for more information.

Cassidy Lawson at

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Information Sessions for SU16 OR FA16 Fieldwork

Do you need to complete KIN 471 Practicum or KIN 481 Internship during the Summer OR Fall 2016 semester? You must attend a mandatory information session. Only those students who attend the information session will be allowed to complete fieldwork during the Summer OR Fall semester. Meeting times are:

Thurs Feb 11, 4:30-5:30pm, Godwin 337
Mon Feb 15, 1:25-2:15pm, Godwin 337
Tues Feb 16, 3:30-4:30pm, Godwin 337

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

PT CAS Applicant Information

Paula has teased some data out of the 2015 PT CAS applicant data report that some of the Exercise Science students may be interested in:
JMU Acceptance Rate:  100/48  = 48%  (increase from 47% in 2014)
Top Major for PTCAS Applicants/Acceptances:  (1) Exercise Science  (2)  Kinesiology   (3)  Biology
Cumulative GPA for PTCAS accepted:   3.57 (no change from 2014)
Science & Math Combined GPA:  3.44
Applications increased by 8.6% nationwide
You may find the 2014-2015 PTCAS Applicant Data Report at (PDF format).

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

University of South Alabama Campus Recreation Assistantship - Fitness

Graduate Assistant of Fitness: Fall 2016 The SouthFit program at the University of South Alabama’s Department of Campus Recreation provides group fitness classes and personal training services to students, faculty, staff, retirees, and alumni. The University of South Alabama is located in Mobile, Alabama and has an enrollment of approximately 16,000 students.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Resume Writing Workshop

To make sure I'm up to date on the most current resume recommendations, I attended an EXCELLENT resume writing workshop in JMU's Career and Academic Planning. Check out CAP's workshops here:

Friday, January 22, 2016

Hilton Head Health Institute - Internship - South Carolina

I received this message via email and have an electronic application package. Let me know if you're interested: 

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.
Human Resources Representative
843.785.3286 x152