Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Need a CPR class?

Ashley Harman, an Exercise Science Alum, is teaching a CPR class at Harrisonburg Rescue Squad on Sunday, May 5 at 9am. The cost of the course is $60 for the American Heart Association certification and it is good for 2 years. Contact Ashley to register,

Looking for a job?

Here are some sites: (community fitness and wellness) (corporate fitness) (parks and recreation) (links to the National Strength and Conditioning Association's (NSCA) career center)

Need an elective for Fall 2013?

Want to learn to teach group exercise?

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 outside of class is a requirement. Students will have the opportunity to enroll in the AFAA Primary Group Exercise Certification hosted in Godwin Hall in December 2013.
This course will sharpen skills necessary to be an effective instructor in a variety of physical activity settings - group exericse, personal training, coaching lifts, for example. The ability to communicate in a clear, conscise way is universal.
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 (

Friday, April 12, 2013

Want research experience?

Dr. Trent Hargens, Exercise Science faculty member, is looking for a research assistant for the fall semester. The project is about submaximal exercise response in individuals with obstructive sleep apnea.

Dr. Hargens can be contacted via email at

Personal Training Experience

Kinesiology majors Lydia Bracken, Liz Traynor, and Josh Simons participated in a supervised personal training experience this semester. Read the feature story here:

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Teaching Assistant - GKIN 100

Practicum Opportunity

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for GKIN 100

Position Responsibilities:

Assisting with the following fitness assessments:
1-repitition maximum for arm press and leg press
Curl-ups and sit ups
BIA and waist-to-hip ratio
12-minute run or swim

Assisting primary instructor with physical activity instruction (ie: correcting technique)
Leading small group activities such as resistance balls, medicine balls, resistance bands, BoSU, Body Bars, indoor cycle, yoga, stretching.

Other activities depending on applicant experience/forte.


Group Exercise or Personal Training certification or completion of KIN 199.
Ability to arrive to class 5-10 minutes early
Ability to teach small groups of students a variety of activities
Well organized

This opportunity can be completed for academic credit. For more information, or to apply send resume and cover letter to Jana Walters,

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Reminder! Lifetime Fitness recruiters here on Friday!

LifeTime Fitness Recruiters -- 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.

Morrison-Bruce Center - Fall Opportunities

Looking for a fall semester practicum? The Morrison-Bruce Center has some opportunities for the fall 2013 semester.

Morrison-Bruce Center Position Description

Looking for an on-campus opportunity to promote and lead physical activity, health and wellness events for children and women? Read on for practicum and internship position description...