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Monday, November 23, 2015

Wellness Center at VMRC - Spring 2016 internships

The Wellness Center at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC) is looking for 1 - 2 motivated students for internship for the Spring 2016 semester. 

For a review of wellness center programming, visit their website: http://www.vmrc.org/virginia-elder-care

In the coming 2016 year, they will be adding on to the programs offered - more Medical Programming & more involvement with our Outpatient Therapy department, which may appeal to the clinical side of some exercise science students and pre-PT individuals.

The contact person is an Exercise Science program alum: 

Christine Schmidt, MS, CEP
Fitness Manager
VMRC Wellness Center
1481 Virginia Avenue
Harrisonburg, Virginia  22802
Office:  540-574-3848
cschmidt@vmrc.org

Also remember the Wellness Center at VMRC also offers Summer opportunities! 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Fitness/Wellness Employment (full-time) in Harrisonburg, VA

From an Exercise Science alum who works at the RMH Wellness Center!

 We are currently hiring for two full-time Fitness Specialist at the Sentara RMH Wellness Center and wanted to reach out to you in case you have any high quality December graduates that are looking for a challenging position as a fitness professional. I have attached the link below that takes the students directly to our application site. There, they will get a full description of the position as well as see the job qualifications and requirements.
 
                Both positions will be responsible for creating and implementing clinical, as well as, performance programming for a variety of ages and abilities. In addition to programming the position requires wellness lectures and individual fitness programming.
 
As a medically based fitness facility the candidate will be responsible for learning, knowing and living out the mission , vision, values of Sentara Healthcare to create a superior customer experience.
 
 
 
Justin S. Jones, MS, CSCS, USAW, CSM
Site Manager- Aquatics, Fitness Center, & Group Fitness
Sentara RMH Wellness Center
Office: 540-564-5146

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Internship and Employment Opportunities in Suffolk, VA

 
Internship Openings:  Please note that Internships with Suffolk Parks & Recreation are un-paid and do fall under the City’s Volunteer Management Program.  Interested students are encouraged to check with their Schools Career Management Center and Academic Advisors about federal work study grants or stipend program opportunities that may be available through the school.
·         Parks & Recreation 360 Internship Experience
o   This internship position is based out of the Business Services Division of Parks & Recreation but is customized to the students career goals and the needs of the City.  Experience may include time in Athletics, Special Events, Parks, Before and After School Care, Fitness etc.  This internship experience provides the student with the ability to work in various areas of Parks & Recreation to gain a well-rounded and complete internship experience. 
·         Graphic Design & Marketing Intern
o   This internship position is designed for students who want to gain specific experience in graphic design and marketing for a Municipal Parks & Recreation Department.  The intern will assist with various aspects of marking including flyer development, writing press releases, assisting with online marketing and social media promotions etc.
 
To apply for an internship:  Students should submit a resume and cover letter to Jason Pittman, Recreation Supervisor at jpittman@suffolkva.us.
 
Job Openings:
Suffolk Parks & Recreation currently has paid position openings in the areas listed below.  To apply online and check out the City’s Total Compensation Package, please visit www.suffolkva.us.  The City of Suffolk is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
  • PT Recreation Leader – Seasonal Outdoor Programs
    • NOTE:  Position closes on 11/23/15.
 
To apply for job openings:  Visit www.suffolkva.us and follow the employment tab.

Jana has position descriptions for these opportunities. Please email and I can send the file as an attachment.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Full-time Fitness Specialist employment in Harrisonburg

The Sentara RMH wellness center is looking for qualified fitness professionals for a full-time fitness specialist position. Please apply through www.Sentaracareers.com

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

KIN 100 Teaching Assistant needed for Spring 2016 semester

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant - KIN 100


May be completed for credit, depending on major requirements
Kinesiology majors will definitely be able to complete this for credit
Volunteers (no credit) will also be considered

Position Responsibilities: 

Assisting with the following fitness assessments:
1-repitition maximum for arm press and leg press
Curl-ups and sit ups
Sit-and-reach
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.


Must be available for MWF 8:00am-8:50am AND 9:05am-9:55am. Other class times available depending on applicant's schedule.

Contact Jana Walters, walterjr@jmu.edu, to apply or for more information.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Practicum Opportunity in Chiropractic treatment and CrossFit

A local professional is interested in having a student in his facility for a very awesome and interesting experience. He is a Chiropractor and owns a CrossFit facility. The right student could have exposure to both of these facets of his practice. This experience would be best for a practicum student. 

If students are interested in becoming an intern at our business, then they can check out our website for more detailed info at www.crossfitcallisto.com

If you are interested, you should contact Mr. Michael Ray at raytrainingconcepts@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015

Part-time fitness/wellness employment in Harrisonburg

Wellness Instructor  - Come join our nationally recognized Wellness Team

Part-time position working 16-32 hours every two weeks; 8am – 4:30pm and 8:30am – 12noon on Saturdays. Responsibilities include leading group exercise classes, assisting senior residents with one-to-one exercise sessions, and guarding the pool areas. Qualified applicants should have a High School diploma and 2 years experience in wellness/fitness or a combination of education and experience in field.  Must have the ability to train/certify for lifeguard if not already a certified lifeguard. Interested applicants may apply at Sunnyside Retirement Community, 3935 Sunnyside Dr., Harrisonburg or fax resume to 568-8233.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Interesting on-campus events

I received the following event information from a JMU colleague that I want to share with you:

Information Table: Teach for America Warren Hall Lobby 10/20, 11:30am-1:30pm

10/21: What Your Filter Can’t Hide: Social Media and the Job Search You may forget about your Friday nights but your future employer won't! Come learn how to use your social media profiles in a positive and professional way. This is an interactive program helping you utilize your social media in your job search and correspondence. ISAT 136, 7:30pm- 8:30pm

Reminder - Lifetime Fitness Recruiters in Godwin Hall!

Do you want to complete practicum or internship in commercial fitness? Do you want to be employed as a personal trainer in a metropolitan area after graduation? Would you like to use internship as a springboard to employment? 
 
Lifetime Fitness Recruiters are visiting Godwin Hall in October!
 
Personal Training recruiters from LifeTime Fitness will be on-campus in Godwin Hall Room 344 on Friday October 23 from 10am – 1pm 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 10am, 11:10am and 12:10pm. 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. Each presentation will be the same, to allow as many people as possible the opportunity to attend. 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 semester internship or employment.
 
Contact Jana Walters, walterjr@jmu.edu, 568-3949, with questions.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Service Fair - Employment - Wed Oct 14

Would you like to make your Alternative Spring Break experience a full-time employment opportunity? Attend the service fair on Wednesday October 14 to find out more about various service-related organizations.

CSL (Community Service Learning) Service Fair.  Explore organizations and opportunities that focus on service such as City Year, Peace Corps, Teach for America, Red Cross, Boys and Girls Club, Fairfield Center. Wed 10/14 10 AM-2 PM 1075 Student Success Center.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Part-time Lifeguard Employment at Sunnyside Retirement Community

Lifeguard  - Come join our nationally recognized Wellness Team for an opportunity to grow and learn in the field of Fitness and Wellness. Part-time position working 16-32 hours every two weeks; and on Saturdays. Responsibilities include assisting senior residents with one-to-one exercise sessions, and guarding the pool areas. Qualified applicants should have a High School diploma and 3 years experience in lifeguarding/aquatic fitness or a combination of education and experience in field.  Must have current lifeguard certification. Interested applicants may apply at Sunnyside Retirement Community, 3935 Sunnyside Dr., Harrisonburg or fax resume to 568-8233.

University of Idaho Master of Science in Athletic Training


Do you like to help people? Do you like to be challenged? Have you ever considered a career in the Health Professions? If you have answered yes, to any of these questions, you may wish to consider a career in Athletic Training. The University of Idaho, Department of Movement Sciences is recruiting students for its Entry-level Master’s Degree in Athletic Training (MSAT).

The UI’s MSAT program prepares you for a career in athletic training.  Athletic training is a health care profession that is predicted to grow 37% from 2008-2018, a growth rate that is much faster than the national average for all occupations. Athletic trainers work daily with patients across the lifespan; including athletes. As a student in the UI’s MSAT program, you will learn to prevent, treat, and rehabilitate injuries and illnesses. You will also learn about professional development and organization and administration in healthcare. Each day in the athletic training program presents new and exciting clinical opportunities.
 
Please contact ui-at@uidaho.edu to learn more about our athletic training programs. Please visit our program website atwww.uidaho.edu/athletictrainingprogram. The website is updated regularly as we make this exciting transition in Athletic Training Education. Link to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UofIAthleticTrainingProgram.
 
If you have specific questions about this exciting career please feel free to contact Dr. Nasypany (ui-at@uidaho.edu), Dr. Baker (russellb@uidaho.edu)Dr. May (mayj@uidaho.edu), Dr. Hyung-pil Jun (hjun@uidaho.edu) or Dr. Warren (lwarren@uidaho.edu).
 
Masters Degrees offered at the University of Idaho in the Department of Movement Sciences.
1.        Masters of Science in Athletic Training.
2.        Masters of Education in Physical Education for those who already have teacher certification
3.        Masters of Education plus certification in which you can earn a graduate degree as well as teacher certification in Physical Education.
4.        Masters of Science in Movement and Leisure Sciences with an emphasis in Physical Education, Sport Psychology, Recreation, or Exercise Science.
5.        We also have several non-Physical Education, teaching Masters degrees in our College of Education.
 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Info Session for Fieldwork with the Morrison-Bruce Center

Spring 2016 Internships, Practica, and Independent Studies

We're glad you're considering the MBC as a place to complete your practicum, internship, or independent study! 
There will be an interest session on Wednesday, October 21st at 7:30pm in Godwin 339/340.
  • At this session, we'll talk about what we do in the MBC, as well as what you would be doing as a practicum or internship student.  We'll also explain the application process.
  • If you cannot make this meeting, please contact Dr. Edwards (edwardes@jmu.edu) or Dr. Carson Sackett (carsonsa@jmu.edu) to set up an alternate meeting.
Applying to the MBC includes two steps:
Please email Dr. Edwards (edwardes@jmu.edu) if you have any questions concerning the application process or other volunteer opportunities.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Public Advocacy Contest at JMU

Fall 2015 Public Advocacy Contest:
How can you use ethical reasoning to improve your health and wellness?
 
The Fall 2015 Public Advocacy Contest is being sponsored by the Communication Center and University Health Center. All undergraduate students are eligible to enter and will be asked to answer the question "How can you use ethical reasoning to improve your health and wellness?”.  Participating students will win some of the $200 prizes, including $100 for first place.
What to do if you are interested:
·        Register online (http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_efmQ7k83VPk74Zn) by Tuesday October 27.
 
·        Record your 5-7 minute entry speech at the Communication Center by Tuesday, November 4.   To record your entry, schedule an appointment at the Communication Center, Student Success Center, room 1155,https://www.jmu.edu/commcenter/appointments.shtml.
Finalists will be contacted by Friday, November 6 to present their speech at the final showcase on Thursday, November 12 at 6pm in the Madison Union Ballroom.  A panel of judges from various campus departments will determine the winners.
Questions?  Accommodations?  Contact Paul Mabrey, Communication Center Coordinator, marbreype@jmu.edu or Veronica Jones, UHC Assistant. Director - Marketing, Communications, and Outreach, jonesvw@jmu.edu.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Fall 2015 Fieldwork Site List

Where are Exercise Science students completing fieldwork during the Fall 2015 semester? 

Future Plans for the August 2015 graduates

Employed as a Physical Therapy (PT) technician at Atlantic PT
Seek admission to DPT programs (many students)
Employed as PT tech at Advantage Physical Therapy in Elkton, VA
Apply to Physician Assistant (PA) programs
Gain more PT experience
Enter United States Coast Guard
Employed as PT tech at Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group
Seek employment as exercise specialist
Employed as Personal Trainer at American Family Fitness, Colonial Heights, VA
Employed at Healing Paths, Reston, VA
Work on getting patient care hours to apply to PA programs
Employed as full-time trainer/coach at Explosive Performance, Stafford, VA
Employed as PT tech at The Therapy Network

Summer 2015 Fieldwork Sites

Where did Exercise Science students complete fieldwork this summer?

Friday, September 25, 2015

Lifetime Fitness in Godwin in October

Do you want to complete practicum or internship in commercial fitness? Do you want to be employed as a personal trainer in a metropolitan area after graduation? Would you like to use internship as a springboard to employment? 

Lifetime Fitness Recruiters are visiting Godwin Hall in October!

Personal Training recruiters from LifeTime Fitness will be on-campus in Godwin Hall Room 344 on Friday October 23 from 10am – 1pm 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 10am, 11:10am and 12:10pm. 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. Each presentation will be the same, to allow as many people as possible the opportunity to attend. 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 semester internship or employment.


Contact Jana Walters, walterjr@jmu.edu, 568-3949, with questions.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Personal Statement Workshops

The University Writing Center is hosting Personal Statement Workshops

Revision Workshops:
Ask questions
Get feedback from peers and UWC staff
Improve your draft

Friday, Oct. 16
2:30 – 4 p.m
.

Friday, Nov. 6
2:30 – 4 p.m.

LIMITED SPACE!
For more details and to reserve your spot, email Lucy Malenke: malenklb@jmu.edu!


Monday, September 21, 2015

Interested in a career in Occupational Therapy?

***NEW*** Pre-Occupational Therapy Information Session:  September 25, 2015 12pm to 1pmThe OT faculty is providing an information session for anyone interested in knowing more about JMU’s MOT program. Registration is required. You can sign up by sending an e-mail to otprogram@jmu.edu now until September 22, 2015. More details will follow after registration.

International Service Learning Trips

International Service Learning Announces:

Thanksgiving Break Trips: Global Health: Mexico (Baja) November 21st- November 29th ($1495)
Global Health: Mexico (Baja) November 25th- November 29th ($965)
Winter Break Trips:
Physical Therapy: Costa Rica December 27th- January 5th ($1995)
Global Health: Tanzania December 27th- January 7th ($1995)
Global Health: Belize December 27th- January 5th ($1945)
JMU student-only trip to Belize in May! Email isl.jmu.trips@gmail.com for more information.

It is possible to get practicum credit for a trip like these, but it depends on how many practical hours you are able to accumulate. Specifics must be worked out with Jana before the trip. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Physican's Assistant Information Sessions

Interested in applying to the Physician's Assistant program at JMU?

PA Information Sessions
Date                                                                      Time                      Location
Monday, September 28, 2015                    2 p.m.                  nTelos #259
Thursday, October 15, 2015                          5 p.m.               nTelos #259
Tuesday, November 10, 2015                     10 a.m.                nTelos #259

Friday, December 4, 2015                           2:30 p.m.            nTelos #259

Graduate and Professional School Fair is next week

The Graduate & Professional School Fair is on Tuesday, September 22 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Visit the Graduate & Professional School Fair webpage to learn more about the event, including what to expect and how to prepare. Remember, you want to represent yourself and James Madison University in a professional manner during the event so that recruiters have a positive experience with you and our campus community. Dress is business casual. The graduate and professional schools that are attending to recruit for professional health programs are listed below.

A.T. Still University (D.M.D.; D.O.; D.P.T.; M.S.O.T.; M.S.P.A.; O.T.D.)
Campbell University (D.P.T.; M.P.A.P.; Pharm.D.)
DeSales University (D.P.T.; M.S.P.A.S.)
Eastern Virginia Medical School (Medical Master’s degree)
High Point University (M.P.A.S.; Pharm.D.)
Hofstra University (M.S.O.T.; M.S.P.A.S.)
Marshall University (D.P.T.; Pharm.D.)
Midwestern University (D.M.D.; D.O.; D.P.M.; D.P.T.; D.V.M.; M.M.S.P.A.S.; M.O.T.; O.D.; Pharm.D.)
Northeastern University (D.P.T.; M.S.P.A.S.; Pharm.D.)
Sacred Heart University (M.P.A.S.; M.S.O.T.)
Shenandoah University (D.P.T.; M.S.O.T.; M.S.P.A.S.; Pharm.D.)
University of New England (D.M.D.; D.O.; D.P.T.; M.S.O.T.; M.S.P.A.; Pharm.D.)
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (M.D.; M.D./M.H.A.; M.D./M.P.H.; M.D./Ph.D.)
West Virginia University (D.D.S.; M.D.; Pharm.D.)

Friday, September 11, 2015

Jana is moving to online appointment scheduling

Beginning Monday September 21, I will be using the same online scheduler that Paula is using. My link is: https://janawalters.acuityscheduling.com/

Harrisonburg and JMU Happenings:

I would like to share an opportunity with you for your students interested in biology or chemistry.  I am with the Sentara RMH Medical Center School of Histotechnology and Medical Laboratory Science.   The Sentara RMH School of Histotechnology is a one year program.  The program includes six months of lecture and student labs, followed by six months of rotation through hospital histology labs.  Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the ASCP HTL Certification Exam.  There is a severe national shortage of Histotechnologists, and many of our graduates have jobs before graduation.  The prerequisites for admission to the program include:  a bachelor’s degree, 30 semester hours in chemistry and biology with a minimum of 12 hours in each, at least one college level math class, and at least a 2.5 GPA. More information about the program can be found on our website.
The Sentara RMH School of Medical Laboratory Science is also a one year program.  The program includes six months of lecture and student labs, followed by six months of rotation through all departments in the clinical laboratory.  Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the ASCP MLS Certification Exam.  We are proud to note that our graduates have had a 100% pass rate on the exam for the last 17 years!  The prerequisites for admission to the program include:  a bachelor’s degree, 16 semester hours of biology including microbiology and immunology, 16 semester hours of chemistry including organic and biochemistry, and at least a 2.6 GPA. More information about the program can be found on our website.

What it's like to complete at internship with the American Red Cross. Tues Sept 15, 5-6pm, Student Success Center 3270.

Interested in applying to medical school? AAMC recently sent out an email with a webinar attached here: Thank you for your interest in our recent webinar, "Acing Your Medical School Interviews - Tips from Interviewers", which was presented on Monday, August 31, 2015. Although we reached capacity limitations, the webinar recording is now available to view  https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/442064/missionfit-acingyourmedicalschoolinterviews.html

Upcoming Events: 
Graduate and Professional Fair: Sept 22nd 4-7pm Festival Ballroom
Career and Internship Fair Sept 28/29th 11-3pm Festival Ballroom

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Fieldwork Information Session Dates

Do you need to complete KIN 471 Practicum or KIN 481 Internship during the Spring 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 Spring semester. Meeting times are:

Mon Oct 5, 9am-10am, Godwin 337
Wed Oct 14, 3:30-4:30pm, Godwin 344
Thurs Oct 15, 4:30-5:30pm, Godwin 344
Fri Oct 23, 8am-9am, Godwin 344

Full-time Wellness Employment - Harrisonburg

Full-time wellness employment in Harrisonburg at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community Wellness Center


Friday, September 4, 2015

Exercise Science Student News

Jessie Axsom, Lizzy Powell, and Hannah Kotarski participated in the 4K for Cancer ride from Baltimore to Portland. They left Baltimore on May 31 and arrived in Portland on August 8, a 4,000+ mile adventure that raised money for the Ulman Cancer Fund. Before and during the trip, Jessie Axom collected and processed blood samples from her team members. These samples will be used for her honors thesis on hematological changes in recreational cyclists exposed to high-volume training.

For students in the College of Health and Behavioral Studies

Harrisonburg TeamNurse ---Harrisonburg@teamnurse.com
Just wanted to pass the news along that we are holding another PCA (Personal Care Assistant) class for September 14 – 18th at the Verona office.  If you could please pass this news along to your students, it would be much appreciated.  The class will be from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.  The class instructs the students how to take care of patients and assist them with their daily activities.  They assist with bathing, dressing, meal preparation, light housework, run errands, etc. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  
Day/Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM-6:00 PM Sentara RMH Medical Center
2010 Health Campus Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 

Come meet with Sentara Healthcare Leadership and Recruitment to learn about out exciting career opportunities including: -Work live Balance -Flexible Scheduling -Excellent Benefits -Career Development/Professional Growth -Leading Edge Technology & Services 
At Sentara Healthcare, we view each day as another opportunity to be better. To provide patient care that is unmatched, every time. And to give you every occasion to further your career. Our goal is to make you feel more excited to be here every day. Join a national healthcare leader dedicated to growth, innovation, and patient safety at more than 100 sites of care in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, including 12 acute care hospitals. If you are ready to raise to your career to the next level you can do it here! Questions, please e-mail, ejcreath@sentara.com Attendees will have their name entered into a drawing for a FitBit! 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Katie Gorman - Alumni Highlight

Katie Gorman completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in May 2013. She is our newest Alumni Highlight story: http://www.jmu.edu/kinesiology/features/gormanprofile.html.

Congratulations Katie!

Muscle and Fitness Online

Muscle & Fitness just recently launched a series called College Muscle, which will run for the duration of the fall semester. A 2013 JMU Alum emailed to let us know about this opportunity. With College Muscle, students can share their fitness and nutrition tips in hopes of potentially being featured on Muscle & Fitness.com. 
 
All articles must pertain to fitness and nutrition and should be between 500 to 1,000 words. If an article is selected that student will be featured online as well as the name of the school. 
 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Research and Service Learning Opportunities in Godwin Hall

Empowerment3/Overcoming Barriers
Research & Service Learning Opportunities

Contact: Dr. Moran (morante@jmu.edu) if you are interested

FITNESS PROGRAMS (Tuesday and/or Thursday Late Afternoon/Evenings):  Godwin Hall
In this program all participants with disabilities wear heart rate monitors and pedometers during their workouts.  Research assistants will have opportunities to work one on one with participants and build appropriate workouts to meet their individualized goals.  We are looking at whether their heart rate/exercise intensity is influenced by the type of activity they are engaged (whether they are using a traditional exercise machine, using the X-box Kinect OR whether they are doing fun physical activities or games, but don’t realize they are working the same muscles or achieving the same goal as they would on a machine).

Assistance needed: Ensuring appropriate data collection during activities; maintenance of HR monitors/pedometers; engaging with participants during workouts; assisting in design of individual workouts.

Quadriciser Study (M-F between 8am-2pm; Tuesday and/or Thursday Afternoons/Evenings) - In local schools
As part of this study, participants with physical disabilities/limitations will utilize the Quadriciser a specified number of days/week for 30-45 minute sessions.  {The Quadriciser® is a passive or active, isometric, automated physical therapy system designed to manipulate the upper and lower body extremities with timed sessions and variable speed control from a static floor position. It is the first and only total body automated therapy system that offers both active and passive therapy, bi-directional manipulation, and multiple seated and lying therapeutic positions.} – www.quadriciser.com

Assistance needed: Assistance fitting each participant to the machine; conducting baseline measurements; assistance administering individual protocol each session; assistance with in-session adjustments; ensuring proper data collection.

More opportunities! Continue reading! .......

Monday, August 31, 2015

Part-time Wellness Employment - Harrisonburg, VA

Wellness Instructor  - Come join our nationally recognized Wellness Team
Part-time position working 16-32 hours every two weeks; 8am – 4:30pm and 8:30am – 12noon on Saturdays. Responsibilities include leading group exercise classes, assisting senior residents with one-to-one exercise sessions, and guarding the pool areas. Qualified applicants should have a High School diploma and 2 years experience in wellness/fitness or a combination of education and experience in field.  Must have the ability to train/certify for lifeguard if not already a certified lifeguard. Interested applicants may apply at Sunnyside Retirement Community, 3935 Sunnyside Dr., Harrisonburg or fax resume to 568-8233.