Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Volunteer Opportunity

Like children? Think you would enjoy teaching a child how to read? Read on...
Are you looking for opportunities to connect your students with children and schools in the community?

The Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services at JMU is home to the Reading Road Show-Gus Bus program and the Shenandoah Valley Migrant Education program. They are both currently trying to recruit volunteers for a tutoring program for elementary aged students. Volunteers would go to the child’s home for 1 – 2 hours per week to work with the child. They would need their own transportation to the child’s home. This is a commitment for the entire school year, lasting until May 2014. Volunteers will offer 1-2 hours per week and will have a flexible schedule.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fall 2013 Fieldwork Sites

Want to know where students are completing fieldwork this semester?

Fielwork Information Sessions for KIN 471 & KIN 481

Do you need to complete KIN 471 Practicum or KIN 481 Internship during the Spring 2014 semester? You must attend a mandatory information session. Only those students who attend the information session will be allowed to complete fieldwork during the Spring semester. Meeting times are:

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Internship Opportunities with JMU Athletics

JMU Athletics is looking for Practicum & Internship Students
Practicum/Internship Information Night
WHEN: Tuesday, September 24th   
TIME: 5:00PM
WHERE: Godwin Hall, Room 354
WHAT: Spring & Summer 2014 Opportunities
Application Deadlines:
Spring 2014: October 15th     
Summer 2014: February 15th  
Application Materials: Practicum/Internship Application, Resume and Cover Letter
Application & More Info: click on Athletics Insider
Departments with Practicum/Internship Opportunities:

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Local 5K

The Wellness Center at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC) is one of our local fieldwork sites and asked for me to promote their upcoming 5K.
Saturday, September, 28th at 9:00am.

You can sign up by going to:

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Internship with President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

Job Title:             Intern for the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition


Term:                    Fall, Spring or Summer


Hours:                  20-40 hours/week


About the President’s Council:

The President Council's mission is to engage, educate, and empower all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition.  The President’s Council is a committee of up to 25 volunteer citizens who advise the President through the Secretary of the Department of Heath of Human Services about opportunities to develop accessible, affordable, and sustainable physical activity, fitness, sports, and nutrition programs for all Americans regardless of age, background, or ability.  Through partnerships with the public, private, and non-profit sectors, the President's Council promotes programs and initiatives that motivate people to lead active, healthy lives.  The Council plays a key role in the development of the administration's programmatic priorities, outreach, and awareness efforts to improve the health and quality of life for all Americans.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

DeSales University Physical Therapy Program

Dr. Kay Malek from DeSales University will be giving a presentation on their Doctorate of Physical Therapy  program in room 208 from 2-3PM on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Functional Fitness Opportunity

Are you looking for an exercise leadership opportunity? Ms. Caroline Grassi, the owner of Bodies By Design in Charlottesville, contacted me about the possibility of having a student in her facility.

Her programming focuses on functional fitness and she takes clients by referral only. The opportunity to observe a Physical Therpist exists, too.

She has plenty of hours of operation!

Any interested student must be animal friendly. She has dogs and parrots on site.

Kiara Cox- Alumni Highlight

Check out our first Alumni Highlight of the year! Here's Kiara Cox's story: