Monday, February 23, 2015

High School Strength and Conditioning Opportunity in Richmond, VA

Adam Banwarth is strength/conditioning coach and Physical Education teacher at Trinity Episcopal High School in Richmond, VA.  Coach Banwarth is looking for some interns in exercise science, kinesiology, or health assessment and promotion.  

His email address is:

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Fieldwork Information Sessions for SU15 & FA15

Do you need to complete KIN 471 Practicum or KIN 481 Internship during the Summer 2015 semester or Fall 2015 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 and/or Fall semester. Meeting times are:

Wednesday, February 18, 9am-10am, Godwin 208
Thursday, February 26, 5pm-6pm, Godwin 337
Monday, March 2, 7:00pm-8:00pm, Godwin 338

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Part-time Employment in Suffolk, VA

Suffolk Parks & Recreation currently has position openings in the areas listed below.  We would love to pass these opportunities on to students at James Madison University.  To apply online and check out the City’s Total Compensation Package, please The City of Suffolk is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • PT Recreation Leader – Seasonal Outdoor Programs
  • PT Recreation Leader – Seasonal Programs
  • PT Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Want to Volunteer to Participate in Research?

Dr. Hargens asked me to post this message:
Physical Activity Research at James Madison University
Do you own a Fitbit Flex or Fitbit Charge?  A Garmin Vivofit?  Do you wonder just how accurate it is?  Researchers at James Madison University’s Department of Kinesiology are conducting a study to assess the accuracy of commercially available physical activity and sleep monitors.  We are looking for:
-        Individuals 18 years and older
-        Individuals who currently own one of the devices listed above
-        Not currently smoking
-        Are without significant heart, lung or metabolic disease
-        Have no serious orthopedic or bone problems that prevent vigorous exercise
-        If you do not own one of the devices, but are still interested in participating, the researchers do have a limited number of these for use.
The study would require subjects to wear the Fitbit or Garmin device at the same time as another physical activity and sleep monitoring device for 7 consecutive days while they are awake and during sleep.  In addition, subjects will undergo body composition assessment; undergo a maximal treadmill exercise test, and a sub-maximal treadmill exercise trial over the course of 2 visits to the James Madison University Human Performance Laboratory.  Subjects will receive a comprehensive report on their health status including body composition (% body fat), cardiorespiratory fitness, physical activity levels, and sleep quality.  If you are interested in volunteering, please email the research staff at

Employment/Internship opportunity in High View, WV

Timber Ridge Camp, a Traditional children's residential camp in High View, WV(About an hour and 20 minutes from JMU), is seeking fun and motivated staff members for the summer of 2014.  Spend the summer outside with children doing the things you love!  We have openings in Athletics-Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Rifle, Archery, Ropes and Rock Climbing.  We also are in need of Outdoor Adventures staff including: a Mountain Biking/Hiking Trip Leader, A fishing instructor, Water sports staff- including Lifeguards, WSI's, Wake Board Instructors, and Canoeing Teachers/Trip leaders.  Students must have completed their freshman year of college to be considered.  All staff are provided room and board, and laundry service throughout the summer.  We pay competitive salary's and travel allowance for students who reside further away from camp. Paid Internship possibilities are also available, and many JMU students have used Timber Ridge as an internship.  The dates of employment are June 14th-August 7th, the commitment is for the full time period, but you will have days and nights off.  

Please Apply online at or email me me with any questions at