Sunday, March 31, 2013

Need a Fall semester elective?

KIN 422 to be offered in the Fall 2013 semester

My recently developed 3-credit hour elective course, KIN 422: Advanced Principles of Group Exercise Leadership, will be available again for enrollment in the Fall 2013 semester.
Course description: Theories, principles and procedures involved with leading group fitness classes. Students will gain knowledge and experience in class design and choreography development. Programming for children, older adults, pregnancy and aquatic exercise will be included. Practical and written assessments will occur throughout the semester. Participation in group exercise classes is a requirement. Students will have the opportunity to enroll in the AFAA Primary Group Exercise Certification.
Course prerequisites: GKIN 100, KIN 202, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR
This course will be half lecture and half physical activity lab. The lab will allow students the opportunity to practice the theory learned from lecture.
When: Monday/Wednesday 2:30pm-3:45pm. Location in Godwin 208 and Multipurpose Room.
Instructor: Jana Walters (

Physical Therapy Volunteer - Weyers Cave, VA

Looking to get volunteer hours in a physical therapy clinic? Kevin Rasnick at Advantage Physical Therapy in Weyers Cave is looking for volunteers. Weyers Cave is about 15 miles from Harrisonburg, so if you are interested in this opportunity you need to have your own reliable transportation. He is currently looking for summer and fall semester volunteers. His contact information is:
Kevin D. Rasnick LPTA,CM
Advantage Physical Therapy & Sports Performance
(A Drayer Physical Therapy Institute Facility)
54 Franklin Street
Weyers Cave, VA 24486

Friday, March 29, 2013

Summer Camp Employment - NJ

I hope you will help me get the word out to your students about a great summer teaching opportunity at Appel Farm Arts Camp. We are currently looking for applicants to fill the following positions:
Head of Sports & Swim  (with w/ pool management experience and WSI)
Certified Swim Instructor
A teaching position at our award-winning overnight arts camp will offer a wonderful opportunity to enhance their studies while engaging in hands-on experiences that will serve them well in their future professional lives. If you have any questions about Appel Farm, please contact me at, or feel free to forward this information along to any of your students who are looking for a unique and rewarding summer job!

Jennie Quinn
Camp Director
Appel Farm Arts Camp
PO Box 888
Elmer, NJ 08318
(856) 358-2472, Ext. 107

Friday, March 22, 2013

Overcoming Barriers

Interested in working with individuals with disabilities in a physical activity setting? This practicum or internship oportunity is offered through the Kinesiology department and serves Harrisonburg/surrounding area.

Overview: JMU’s Overcoming Barriers (OB) program that affords students the opportunity to mentor children/adults with disabilities within a physical activity setting.  OB offers a wide variety of physical activity programs in which individuals with disabilities can participate.  Individuals with disabilities will be matched with a mentor who will assist them during their specific program for a minimum of once a week for eight weeks.  The mentors will be assigned an individual based on their schedules, interests, as well as their level of comfort/experience.  All mentors receive training and support from our OB staff.

Dr. Tom Moran ( is interested in having an ES practicum or internship student help with OB during the spring semester. You would likely be involved in all aspects of the OB program from planning to participant recruitment to program execution.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Physical Therapy Tech Employment - Glen Allen, VA

We currently have a Physical Therapy Technician job available for someone who is interested in applying to Physical Therapy School and who wants to work in a fantastic clinical setting for a year or more before going to P.T. school.  If you have any students who are looking, please feel free to pass this email along.  They can look at our website below to learn more about us and can contact me, if interested. 
Myra Pumphrey, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Orthopaedic Certified Specialist
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy
NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer
Progress Physical Therapy, LLC
5300 Hickory Park Drive, Suite 110
Glen Allen, Virginia  23059

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

FA 13 Fitness Opportunity - Waynesboro, VA

Summit Square Retirement Community is currently seeking a qualified intern/practicum student as a Wellness Instructor in our facility.
This will be a paid position during the Fall 2013 semester.
Read on for position description and contact info

Summer Internship - Fitness - Henrico County, VA

 Job Title
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Organization Name
County of Henrico Department of Human Resources Fitness and Wellness http://uit227.ntdp.henrico:8000/OA_HTML/cabo/images/swan/t.gif
Department Description
Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, is offering internship opportunities for high school and college students to develop skills and experience relevant to their course of study.  We are committed to creating challenging, meaningful, relevant work experiences for students.  All internships will have specific learning goals identified by the student as being core to their academic and career development.  The County will strive to ensure a balance between the intern's specific learning goals and the work that is required by the Department.
Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots. Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas. Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government. Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts.
Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies. Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers.  Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us as an intern, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.
Brief Description
Closing Date:  This position closes on Monday, March 25, 2013
This is a college level paid internship for students who are rising Junior or Seniors.
Henrico County offers a variety of challenging hands-on internships performing a variety of responsible tasks relevant to the assigned department. Internships may be available many departments. For more information on the operations and functions of each department click here:

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

RESCHEDULED - Lifetime Fitness Recruiting Session

LifeTime Fitness Recruiters RESCHEDULED from Fri Mar 22 to Fri Apr 5
Mr. Tamer Moumen (General Manager) and Ms. Teresa Cavanaugh (Senior Personal Training Department Head) from Life Time Fitness ( will be on-campus in Godwin Hall room 344 on Friday, April 5 from 9am-Noon to provide information regarding personal training internship and employment opportunities.

As the Healthy Way of Life Company, Life Time (NYSE: LTM) delivers the certified professionals, comprehensive businesses and incredible destinations that help people positively change their lives every day. The Company's healthy way of life approach enables its customers to achieve their health and fitness goals by engaging in their areas of interest — or discovering new passions — both inside and outside of Life Time's distinctive and large sports, professional fitness, family recreation and spa destinations. Today, the Company operates 102 centers under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC(SM) brands primarily in suburban locations, in 22 states and 28 major markets.
A short presentation will begin at the top of the each hour – 9am10am and 11am. Time at the end of the session will be used as an open forum for question and answer.
You do not have to attend the entire 3 hours. Attend for as long as you can, when you can.
Dress is business casual. Bring a resume and cover letter to leave if you are interested in being considered for a spring or summer semester internship.
Contact Jana Walters,, 568-4864, with questions.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Fitness and Wellness Porfessional Services - Sales and Marketing Internship - New Jersey

This opportunity at Fitness and Wellness Professional Services was sent to us by Jackie Loyer, a 2011 Exercise Science alum!

Sales and Marketing Intern Description
For locations in New Jersey visit 

The sales & marketing internship offered at any of our state of the art facilities located throughout New Jersey is a unique, comprehensive educational experience. Teamed with our accomplished directors and managers each intern will utilize what they have learned in the classroom and be able to apply that knowledge in a real world setting.

Interns will:

•Learn how to complete a Daily Action Plan
•Enjoy full membership privileges
•Participate in daily sales meetings reviewing topics such as health and wellness education
•Learn how to properly prospect & network to drive lead generation

Fitness and Wellness Professional Services - General Manager Internship - New Jersey

This opportunity at Fitness and Wellness Professional Services was sent to us by Jackie Loyer, a 2011 Exercise Science alum!

General Manager Intern Description
For locations in New Jersey visit 

The General Manager Internship offered at any of our state of the art facilities located throughout New Jersey is an educational experience that is both comprehensive and unique. The intern will participate in daily facility activities, as well as, promoting and marketing the center. Teamed with our accomplished directors and managers each participant will individualize their work experience to parallel their classroom instruction.
Interns will:

•Use the Fitness & Wellness Sales & Marketing Proficiency manual in order to perform in the established business structure
•Learn how to forecast production and understand human resource needs
•Attend daily sales meetings including health & wellness education

Fitness and Wellness Professional Services - Personal Training Internship - New Jersey

This opportunity was sent to us from Jackie Loyer, a 2011 Exercise Science alum!

Personal Training Intern Position Description
For locations in New Jersey visit 

The Personal Training Internship offered at any of our state-of-the-art facilities located throughout New Jersey is a unique, comprehensive educational experience. Teamed with accomplished directors and managers each intern will utilize what they have learned in the classroom and be able to apply that knowledge in a real world setting.
Interns will:

•Participate in educational reviews of anatomy, physiology & special populations to understand each client’s needs and be able to provide the correct exercise prescription
•Enjoy full membership privileges
•Interns will have the opportunity to participate in the Fitness and Wellness Continuing Education Program. Courses taught by industry leaders include: Fundamentals 1&2, Program Design 1&2 and Coaching Skills (overview of courses & bios of instructors available upon request)
•Observe & conduct standard Orientation/Re-Evaluation processes

Sunday, March 10, 2013

SU13/FA13 Info Sessions - LAST CHANCE!


Do you need to complete KIN 471 Practicum or KIN 481 Internship* during the Summer OR Fall 2013 semester?  You must attend a mandatory information session. (*If you completed KIN 471 with a Satisfactory grade you do not have to attend the information session to complete KIN 481 Internship! The deadline to submit the Agency Acceptance Form does apply to you, though.) THE ONLY TWO sessions remaining are:

Tues Mar 12, 3:30pm-4:30pm. Godwin 339
Thurs Mar 14, 7:30pm-8:30pm, Godwin 337
Mon Mar 18, 8am  (cancelled)

Finally, the deadline to submit your Agency Acceptance Form to complete Summer 2013 OR Fall 2013 semester fieldwork is Friday, April 26. This is the last day of classes. Start this process early. Most sites have earlier deadlines, or fill their opportunities 6-8 weeks before the deadline.