Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Rockland Peak Performance (NY) Internship

Rockland Peak Performance in Sloatsburg, NY, contacted me today. It sounds like they have developed an awesome internship experience. They take internship students all year long -- Fall, Spring and Summer. Ideally, they would have 5 students each semester. Not from NY? Not a problem. They can provide housing. 

The RPP Internship Program is a 16-week program that provides you with a comprehensive learning experience that will dramatically improve your coaching skills.  The program is designed to provide you with the opportunity to work in a dynamic and integrated model ranging from sports performance, assisting and coaching high school, collegiate and professional athletes as well as adult group and private training.

As an RPP intern, you would have the opportunity to compliment your hands-on learning experience with participation in our weekly In-Service sessions, which focuses on continuing education in a classroom-style learning environment.  These sessions cover a wide variety of topics.  We work closely with our interns to develop coaching, assessment and program-design skill sets to compliment career aspirations within the fitness industry.

Interested in Summer? Application date is Feb 1. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

PTCAS data

Paula prepared this summary of the PTCAS applicant data, which will be useful and informative if you're seeking admission to a Doctorate of Physical Therapy graduate program.
JMU Acceptance Rate:  108/60  = 56%  (increase from 48% in 2015)
Top Major for PTCAS Applicants/Acceptances:  (1) Exercise Science  (2)  Kinesiology   (3)  Biology
Cumulative GPA for PTCAS accepted:   3.59 (increase of .02% from 2015)
Science & Math Combined GPA:  3.43
Applications increased by 9% nationwide
You may find the 2015-16 PTCAS Applicant Data Report at (PDF format).

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Summer Internship at NIH

A May '16 alumna sent us this message: I now work as a post-bac research fellow in a cardiovascular lab at the NIH. I just wanted to let you both know that applications just came out for the NIH summer internship program so if any Kinesiology students are interested in getting more research experience this might be a good opportunity for them! It's a minimum of 8 weeks and I think they get paid around $2,200 per month. This is the link to the program: . I would be happy to answer any questions interested students might have or direct them to labs that are exercise focused. 

Let me (Jana) know if you'd like to be connected to this person! 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Explosive Performance - NoVA - Internships & Employment

This is just a friendly reminder that we still have a few openings for Spring internships, and several for summer 2017.  Our company is also looking to hire another 50 dedicated fitness professionals and leaders.  Our internship is hands-on, and prepares students for full-time careers in sports performance or opportunities for advancement within EP.  Please feel free to share this email, and to contact me directly with questions.

Best Regards,
Kevin Boyle MS, CSCS, XPS, FMS, PES
"Train Like the Pros"

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

True Fitness and Nutrition Internship, McLean, VA

From Elliott White, a 2008 Exercise Science alum:

Intern Job Description

True Fitness and Nutrition is a Personal Training Studio in McLean, Virginia and We Make Personal Training What It Should Be.  We offer one-on-one Personal Training, Virtual Coaching, Nutritional Consultations and Massage Therapy.  We have been expanding rapidly since opening in 2013, and are looking for qualified and competent interns to join our team.  Our message is simple: hard work works, and progressively overloaded compound exercise is the foundation to any training program.  Our trainers understand what it is like to be a client by expecting more of themselves in their own training and competitive pursuits.  Many of our trainers have served as Instructors at the National Personal Training Institute, a 600 hour certification to educate the next generation of trainers. 

We are looking for interns with the knowledge to help clients through proper training methods and the hunger to learn as much as possible.  We eat, sleep and breathe this stuff and are looking for a team member to share our passion and grow into a phenomenal trainer to potentially join our full-time staff.  We have doubled in space, and tripled our revenue in under 2 years, and we plan on continuing the trend.  Drop us a line if you’d like to learn more about us, and to see if True Fitness and Nutrition is the right career move for you.   

Comprehensive Training Program:

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Georgetown University Sports Performance


Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.) Sports Performance Department is seeking highly motivated College Level Interns and Volunteer Interns for Spring 2017 semester.

If interested, please email

College Level Intern Requirements:
Currently working towards obtaining a field related certification (CSCS, etc.).

Volunteer Intern Requirements:
Must have obtained field related certification ( CSCS, USAW1, CFSC, etc.).

General Requirements:

CPR and AED certified
Completion of university issued background check.
20 hours per week starting January 9th to May 1st 2017.
Scheduled mornings (6am-10am) or afternoons (2pm-6pm)
Knowledge of spotting techniques and weight room safety.
Interest in pursuing a career in Strength and Conditioning/Sports Performance
**Preference will be given to those who express this**
Passion, energy and commitment to succeeding in the workplace.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Beyond Strength Performance Internship

Beyond Strength Performance 
NOVA Internship  
Course Description 

The Beyond Strength Performance NOVA, LLC (BSP NOVA) fitness coaching internship is a twelve to sixteen-week experiential learning program directed by Todd Bumgardner, MS, CSCS, and Chris Merritt, BS Kinesiology. The program is designed to help exercise science and kinesiology students, interested in pursuing a career as a strength coach or personal trainer, develop the interpersonal, coaching, and program writing skills that accelerate their professional, as well as personal, development.

The program is divided into four modules: coaching, programming, professional expansion, and additional coaching hours. Each module contains a weekly in-service that teaches interns new, immediately applicable skills. (In-service descriptions and schedule included in the attached internship curriculum.) In-service instruction is combined with 15-25 weekly experiential hours during which interns get to observe the BSP NOVA staff, and get direct coaching experience with BSP NOVA clients.

Why the Beyond Strength Performance NOVA Experience is Different 

The BSP NOVA internship isn’t a run of the mill experience—it’s an engaging process that helps those that desire a fruitful fitness industry career to explore their interests while also developing the practical skills that will make them successful trainers and coaches.

Sports Performance Internship - McLean, VA

A 2008 Exercise Science alum has a business called True Fitness and Nutrition in McLean, VA. He has a great story and is ready to start giving back to the profession. He has designed a 240 hour internship program and is ready for a student(s) in the spring! 

Elliott White
McLean, VA

Monday, November 7, 2016

Earning potential in spring semester internship

Sports Performance Interns Wanted
Explosive Performance (EP) is a fast-growing sports training program looking to recruit new talent to our team through our internship program. 

Our interns can make as much as $6,000 during our 12-week program, and will become proficient in all aspects of the system including testing and evaluation, SMR, AIS, dynamic warm-up, power and speed development, strength training, corrective exercises, ESD and flexibility training.
If you have students that you think would be a good fit for our program and are graduating soon, we'd love to hear from them!

For more information, please contact:
Kevin Boyle, Director, Explosive Performance | 703.297.9266

Graduate Program at Ball State University

We received this message last week:

I am contacting you to give you information regarding the Master’s program in Clinical Exercise Physiology at Ball State University.  Our program provides great opportunities for students seeking a graduate program that offers a graduate assistantship involving work experiences in preventative and rehabilitative exercise programs and research.
We would encourage any exceptional students from your program, currently contemplating graduate studies in Clinical Exercise Physiology, to consider applying to our Program at Ball State University.  We welcome yourself and/or prospective students to come for a visit to see what our program has to offer and see what exciting opportunities are available for students.
Our deadline for applications is January 15th.  Interested students can learn more about our Master’s program at
or they can contact me at the phone number and email address below.
Please let me know if you would like more information regarding our program or know of any students that may be interested in learning more about what our program has to offer. You can see the attached letter for information.
Matthew Harber, Ph.D., FACSM
Coordinator, Clinical Exercise Physiology Program
(765) 285-4044

Friday, November 4, 2016

Are you female and graduating in December?

Employment announcement for Mary Baldwin University, working with the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted. This is a program that is exclusively female, and who are skipping some or all of high school. Mary Baldwin University is located in Staunton, VA, about 30 miles south of Harrisonburg.

The Early College Head Resident Advisor (Head RA) supervises and coordinates the residential component of the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted and Early College Academy.  This live-in staff member provides support in the evenings and on weekends, when students are most likely to be in the residence hall.  Through supervision, programming, and community development, the Head RA serves as a mentor for Early College students and helps to fulfill the mission of providing a safe, supportive, and nurturing residential setting.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Empowerment3 /Overcoming Barriers - Needs many students for SP17!

Empowerment3 /Overcoming Barriers 
There are 10 different types of positions with Dr. Moran in this message. Be sure to read this whole post all the way to the end! He can use a lot of students in the spring!

Contact: Dr. Moran ( if you are interested Empowerment3 is the Center for Physical Activity and Wellness for the Underserved (including individuals with disabilities and at-risk/under privileged youth) 

Special Topics in Adapted Physical Education

KIN 429/515 – Special Topics in Adapted Physical Activity
is a course offered each spring for undergraduate and graduate students (open to all majors) – only need to have an interest and/or passion to work with individuals with disabilities as the entire course is hands on teaching and interaction with children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Graduate Program: Master of Science in Athletic Training

Sacred Heart University now offers a Master of Science in Athletic Training!
The goal of the program is to prepare students to meet the dynamic challenges of being an essential member of the sports medicine team. We accomplish this through a Problem-Based Learning curriculum that emphasizes teamwork as well as offering students diverse clinical settings and faculty who bring substantial clinical and academic experience to the classroom.

We are proud that the MSAT program at Sacred Heart University is the only master degree program of its kind offered in the state of Connecticut!

Applications are being accepted through ATCAS, the online centralized application service for athletic training programs. The application deadline is December 15.

Practicum in Youth Track and Field

The Head coach at Skyline Middle School has a need for several practicum students for Track and Field. 

The head coach is:
Anita Adjetey, MA  
Skyline Middle School
470 Linda Lane
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

The season will start March 1st and end May 2nd.

Hours: 92.00

Monday, October 24, 2016

Sports Performance Employment, Rockville, MD

We have a connection to this facility through a current graduate student. 

Power Train Sports and Fitness Performance Director
Rockville, MD
4960 Boiling Brook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852
Contact Information:

Job Information

The Performance Director contributes to Power Train’s
success by leading site operations, sales and service to
develop and sustain a facility environment that supports the
company’s Mission and Vision. In addition the Performance
Director is responsible for leading the location’s efforts to
improve the overall success of the business through new
business development, operational excellence and client

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Advice on Finding a Site

Advice on choosing a site from a Summer 2016 student:

If you like new adventures and a challenging environment, I highly recommend doing your fieldwork a new place/state. I am so happy that I went out of my comfort zone and I believe it helped me gain much more experience than I would have if I did my fieldwork in Harrisonburg. I recommend starting your search early so you have options and can pick one that you are most interested in.  I feel I was very fortunate to have enjoyed my internship as much as I did without having much background with adaptive sports. I do wish prior that I had enrolled in more class courses about adaptive education because I believe that would have helped me while completing my fieldwork. I am glad that I did my internship earlier than most students because it helped me really get a feel of what I want to do with the rest of my life and what career path I want to head down.

Duke University Research Internship

Duke University Integrated Health Sciences
Internship Program

Program Description:   Internship opportunities are available at the Duke Center for Living for motivated graduate or undergraduate students majoring in health science, exercise physiology, kinesiology or human physiology.

    We are dedicated to providing an excellent intern experience by offering the opportunity for numerous hands on experiences and other learning and educational opportunities. 

We are currently doing less exercise research than usual, but have a new major area of clinical research currently underway with several funded studies. 
               We have a several human drug infusion studies where the main outcomes involve pancreas function (insulin secretion and glucagon suppression).  The first NIH funded study involves the infusion of incretins (GLP-1, GIP and both GIP & GLP-1).  Each of these infusion studies involves hyperglycemic clamps and so are quite interesting from a physiological aspect.  The second study is Merck Funded and also involves incretins infusions (in this case a GLP-1 Receptor blocker – Ex-9) with and without sitagliptin.  The third study is also NIH funded and involves Ghrelin infusion studies + liquid meals and effects on pancreas function.  The last study is VA funded and involves incretin infusion studies as well; in this case looking at the possible paracrine (as opposed to endocrine) role for GLP-1.  Other studies are ongoing as well. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Updated Apple Application Deadline

The new deadline to apply with resume & cover letter on is: Wednesday, September 28th. 

This is for the internship with Apple originally posted here:

Thursday, September 22, 2016

2017 Southeast Collegiate Fitness Expo at UREC

Looking for an opportunity to learn about the fitness industry and engage with other like minded students and professionals? UREC is hosting the 2017 Southeast Collegiate Fitness Expo on February 10 – 12, 2017. The Southeast Collegiate Fitness Expo is a unique opportunity where over 40 universities and colleges gather to share knowledge, skills, and exciting new trends in fitness. Registration is required. Have an expertise you'd like to share? Students are allowed to submit presentation proposals. For more information, visit

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fall Career & Internship Fair

Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 26 and 27th from 11am-3pm in the Festival Ballroom.  Different companies will be attending each day and the fair is for all majors. 

Please check out the Career Fair Page for more information about who will be attending and how students should prepare.  There are also employer lists by academic area for each day. Day 1 and Day 2 . These lists break down the companies by positions, majors they are seeking as well as position type-full time, part time or internship.  

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Graduate and Professional School Fair - Tues Sept 20

Graduate and Professional School Fair will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 4-7 pm in the Festival Ballroom.   More than 100 graduate programs will be available to discuss their opportunities with JMU students.  We expect participation from a wide range of other schools representing virtually every discipline and interest areas including programs in health professions, medical schools, and law schools. Representatives of institutions from across the country will be at JMU, hoping to discuss their programs with JMU students.  This is an opportunity that should not be missed.  The event is free.  No prior registration is required.  Information about the fair, including what students can expect is available at and .  A preliminary list of universities and programs that will be participating in the Fair is now available at
This event is not for Seniors only!  This is a great opportunity for students at all levels to learn more about potential career pathways and what will be needed to be admitted to particular types of programs.  This event is co-sponsored by the JMU Graduate School and the Office of Career and Academic Planning.  It is a collaborative effort of JMU, Bridgewater College, Eastern Mennonite University and Mary Baldwin University.   

Fitness/Wellness Employment, Harrisonburg, VA

The wellness center affiliated with the hospital in Harrisonburg has several positions open. 1) health fitness instructor for an up-and-coming fitness professional looking to do all sorts of things in the area fitness such as fitness instruction, assessment, personal training, group fitness, etc. (2) group fitness Cordinator position looking for somebody who loves group fitness. (3) Fitness manager to be over our aquatics and fitness areas. Leadership experience would be required for that one. To appy for any of these positions, or to read the position description, visit: 

Sentara Careers - Harrisonburg

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Strength and Conditioning at Bridgewater (VA) College

I received this message recently. (The campus of Bridgewater College is about 8 miles south of Harrisonburg):

My Name is Brandon Beach I am the director of Strength and Conditioning at Bridgewater College. I am interested in seeing if you had any Kinesiology students looking into strength and conditioning or coaching looking for an Internship or Practicum.
Brandon Beach | Athletics Department | Director of Strength & Conditioning
phone: 540-828-5783 | fax: 540-828-5484 | online:

Internship with Children in NC

I received this message recently.

Victory Junction enriches the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun, and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment (free of charge)!
If students are looking for service learning hours or opportunities to gain experience working with children and their families this Fall we may be the place for them!  They can learn more about our program and how to apply by  going to our website at or they can click here.
Claire Rutan                            
Victory Junction
Volunteer Director
Office  336.495-2016     Main 336.495.2032
Visit Us  / 4500 Adams Way· Randleman, NC 27317  

Residential Weight Loss Internship - Hilton Head, SC

September 30 is the deadline for applying for a spring internship with Hilton Head Health! Contact Jana for application packet.

Since 1976, Hilton Head Health (H3) has offered something truly unique: an effective personalized weight loss and wellness program developed through 40 years of experience. For our guests, losing weight is not the goal - it's the result of learning how to enjoy a healthier lifestyle to bring home. A new way to live shaped through optimal fitness, gourmet-quality nutrition, and genuine emotional support. An all-inclusive stay at our weight loss resort and wellness spa will give our guests the tools to continue living a healthy lifestyle back at home.

Located within the scenic 800-acre Shipyard Plantation on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, our weekly wellness retreat and 4-week weight loss program are customized to support each guest’s unique goals. Our programs provide the variety needed to individualize their stay.

Fitness, nutrition, weight loss, stress management, longevity or relaxation - we promise to design a comprehensive experience tailored specifically for our guests.

The foundation for all H3’s programs are based off our 38-year award-winning Living Well program. This weekly program is designed for the individual who is ready to make a true lifestyle change. The program features a blend of experiences that represent the philosophies of H3 in the areas of nutrition and healthy eating, fitness and mobility, stress management and mindfulness.

The LOSE WELL 4 weight loss program is designed for those who are looking for a structured, long-term program to support sustainable weight loss and weight management. The program includes the principles of the H3 Living Well program, delivered through a combination of small group sessions, small group fitness trainings and individual consultations, along with coaching follow-ups.

H3 Program Internship 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Wellness Internship with Apple in Santa Clara Valley, CA

Spring 2017 Internship with Apple - application deadline Oct 19!

Spring 2017 Wellness Internship - (Santa Clara Valley, California)

Apple Wellness offers a hands-on internship for undergraduate and graduate students in the field of exercise physiology, health and wellness and kinesiology. The internship offers experience in both the Fitness Center and in the Preventive Care settings. Students gain practical experience in lifestyle counseling, exercise prescription, and exercise leadership for a large and diverse population. Interns will have the opportunity to assist with clinical testing including resting and exercise EKG’s, maximal stress testing and VO2-max testing.

Students must have experience in or knowledge of:
• Weight training and the design of personal exercise programs
• Prepping and assisting with maximal graded exercise tests • Performing a variety of fitness tests such as body composition
• General nutrition and dietary analysis
• Must have completed coursework in exercise physiology, health promotion, Kinesiology or a similar curriculum, and be knowledgeable of ACSM guidelines
• Good communication skills and high level of professionalism are essential; patient/client interaction is a vital aspect of our program
• Interns are expected to be highly motivated, organized, self-directed and open to feedback to insure a beneficial internship experience.

Fieldwork Information Sessions for SP17 are coming up!

Do you need to complete KIN 471 Practicum or KIN 481 Internship during the Spring 2017 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:

Tues Oct 11, 3:30pm-4:30pm, Godwin Hall Room 208
Wed Oct 12, 1:25pm-2:15pm, Godwin Hall Room 208
Fri Oct 14, 10:10am-11:00am, Godwin Hall Room 341
Mon Oct 17, 8:00am-8:50am, Godwin Hall Room 341

Monday, September 5, 2016

August 2016 graduates - Future Plans

Here is a list of what the August 2016 graduates are planning to do!

Obtain Certified Personal Trainer certification
Seek admission to nursing programs
Commissioned to US Army
Seek employment in health/fitness industry
Seek admission to Occupational Therapy graduate programs (2 students)
Seek admission to Physician’s Assistant programs
Seek admission to Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs
Seek employment in medical device sales
Begin Respiratory Therapy program at Central Virginia Community College, Lynchburg, VA
Begin Master of Science graduate program in Exercise Physiology, James Madison University
Employed as Fitness Specialist and Personal Trainer, ACAC, Charlottesville, VA
Move to Florida!

May 2016 Graduates - Future Plans

Here is what the May 2016 graduates are planning to do after JMU! 

December 2015 Graduates - Future Plans

Here is what the December 2015 graduates are planning to do after JMU! 

Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Maryland
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh
Personal Trainer, You Fit Health Club, Richmond, VA
Personal Trainer, Atlas Personal Training, Washington, DC
Seek employment as Physical Therapy Tech
Seek admission to Doctorate of Physical Therapy graduate programs (2 students)
Seek admission to Master of Science programs in Exercise Physiology
Seek graduate assistant position in strength and conditioning (2 students)
One year commitment with Young Adults Global Mission
Employed as sports performance coach

Fall 2016 Fieldwork Sites

Here is a list of sites where Exercise Science students are completing fieldwork during the Fall 2016 semester.

Summer 2016 List of Fieldwork Sites

Here is list of sites where students completed Exercise Science fieldwork during the Summer 2016 term.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Planet Fitness Harrisonburg - Part time employment

I received this employment announcment today -

Job Summary
The Fitness Trainer will be responsible for running the Planet Fitness group fitness program (PE@PF). This includes assisting new members in the achievement of their fitness goals by designing a simple workout program and instructing them on the proper use of equipment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conduct and run the Planet Fitness PE@PF program, including creating and following the schedule.
  • Consult with members regarding their fitness goals and instruct them on how to properly and safely use the equipment.
  • Create bi-weekly updates consisting of a variety of exercises.
  • Meet class requirements based on club size and member traffic.
  • Assist in front desk related activities including:
    • Answer phones in a friendly manner and assist callers with a variety of questions.
    • Check members into the system.
    • New member sign-up.
    • Take prospective members on tours.
  • Respond to member questions and concerns in a timely and professional manner and elevate to Assistant Manager or Manager as needed.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop Fall 2016

Title: You Can Live Well!  Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop for students! 
If you are managing a chronic health condition, or act as a caregiver to someone with a chronic condition, this workshop is for you.  Developed by Stanford University, this educational workshop provides students the opportunity to learn life-long skills to manage their chronic health condition and meet other students who are in a similar situation.  There is no charge to participate in the program.
What does the program teach?
Techniques to deal with symptoms such as fatigue, pain, stress and frustration.
Problem-solving skills to plan for setbacks and success.
How to manage medications.
How to effectively communicate with healthcare providers.
How can students get involved?
The workshop will be on Fridays, from 2:30-5:00 p.m. beginning September 16 through October 28.  Email Kristina Blyer, Associate Director of Clinical Operations, or Veronica Jones, Assistant Director of Marketing, Communications and Outreach, to register. 
Not sure if this is right for you?
We don’t screen students for the workshop, if you think it sounds helpful to you, then join us!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Part-time Student Employment Job Fair

The Part-time Student Employment Job Fair
When:      Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Where:    JMU Festival Ballroom
Time:        1:30 pm- 4pm

Monday, July 18, 2016

How to choose a site

Advice from one student on fieldwork site selection:

Now that I am done with KIN 481 I will go back to JMU for my senior year and apply for physical therapy schools. For future students I recommend they begin searching for sites early. I began searching as soon as I could to ensure I got a spot at my top choice, especially because many places have very few internship spots available. I would also recommend doing one (471 or 481) over the summer at home because there are fewer students competing for spots and if you want to go back home after school it’s a useful opportunity to make connections with local companies. I would also take time to look at all the opportunities for internships, don’t limit yourself to just a PT office, maybe look at personal training or coaching or research. PT is such a common default that many people overlook other opportunities and futures in exercise science. I think these classes are some of the most useful classes in the curriculum. Many times college is all about becoming “book smart” but I believe the real, practical, learning occurs onsite. I have learned so much in my internships, that I will remember rather than forget once they are over like with tests and finals. The classes are also useful because for PT school applications I am required to have hours completed at sites and the hours for these classes are applicable.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Advice on choosing a fieldwork site

Advice from one student on the importance of site selection:

Intern at a facility where you can actually see yourself working in the future. If you think you’re going to live in a big city, my suggestion would be to intern in a city rather than in a small town. The environment can make or break a situation and it might be difficult to differentiate between disliking the work that you’re doing and the environment that you’re in (the type of people you’re working with/around as well as actual location). Don’t be afraid to intern at a location that interests you in comparison to where you think you “should” be interning or where your friends or parents think you should be. You have to pursue what you are interested in and at least get a feel for what life would be like in a specific occupation. No matter what happens, you will learn. You’ll confirm that you enjoy working in a specific area or learn that something you thought you would enjoy is actually the last thing you’ll want to pursue.

Physical Therapy Tech Employment

Full-time physical therapy tech employment in the Virginia Beach/Norfolk area. Contact Jana for more info.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Employment - Anytime Fitness

Personal Trainer - Alexandria, VA: 

Personal Trainer - Eagan, MN: 

Personal Trainer (Part - time) Mendota Heights, MN:  

Clinical research volunteer opportunity - NC

This opportunity is being advertised as an internship. Because it is in North Carolina and NC is not part of SARA, it may be completed as volunteer. This means a student could apply and accept the position but academic credit (KIN 471/481 or other) cannot be awarded. 

Duke University Integrated Health Sciences Internship Program
Program Description:   Internship opportunities are available at the Duke Center for Living for motivated graduate or undergraduate students majoring in health science, exercise physiology, kinesiology, human physiology or cardiac rehabilitation.
    We are dedicated to providing an excellent intern experience by offering the opportunity for numerous hands on experiences and other learning and educational opportunities. 
We have two major areas of clinical research currently underway. 
               First we have a series of exercise studies: 1) Effects of Ranolazine (anti-angina drug) versus placebo and Exercise training in patients with angina on angina frequency, training responses, onset of angina during max test. 2) Effects of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in prediabetics on immune function, inflammation, glucose tolerance and functional changes.  3) Effects of High-Intensity Interval training in rheumatoid arthritis patients (similar outcomes).
               Second, we have a several human drug infusion studies where the main outcomes involve pancreas function (insulin secretion and glucagon suppression).  The first NIH funded study involves the infusion of incretins (GLP-1, GIP and both GIP & GLP-1).  Each of these infusion studies involves hyperglycemic clamps and so are quite interesting from a physiological aspect.  The second study is Merck Funded and also involves incretins infusions (in this case just GLP-1) with and without sitagliptin.  The third study is also NIH funded and involve Ghrelin infusion studies and pancreas function.  The last study is VA funded and involves incretin infusion studies as well; in this case looking at the possible paracrine role for GLP-1.

Luxury Fitness Immersion Internship - Las Vegas

Dr. Darian Parker is an Exercise Science program alum. He wrote this message about the internship expeirence he has created: 

I hope this email finds you well. I contacted you a few years back about getting the word out about WTS International as a job option for JMU Students. I have had some nice conversations via LinkedIn with former and current JMU students about the opportunities we have. I recently created a summer "Immersion" internship program for those seeking a career in the private luxury fitness environment. This will be the first summer we are conducting this program at my Club here in Vegas. I am happy to announce that we have our first college student coming out to be a part of what I believe is a very unique experience. Here is the outline below of the program:

Phase 1 (2 Weeks) Consumer Phase:

- The Intern will act as a consumer of the services provided at Club Ridges in order to get an understanding of the services offered at the club. The intern will evaluate and log their experiences in their intern journal. Services to take part in will be our group exercise classes, personal training, stretch therapy, tennis and aquatics lessons. The GM of the club, Dr. Darian Parker, will create the schedule of services for the intern for the two weeks. 

Fitness Employment - Waynesboro, VA

Received this message from a JMU alum - 

My husband and I own 9Round Waynesboro, a cardio kickboxing circuit training gym. I am also a 2006 JMU graduate. Our gym is in Waynesboro VA (25 minutes from Harrisonburg). We have entry level positions open for trainers and thought it would be a good fit for kinesiology students. Personal training experience is desired, but not require. We will do training in house. The positions are part time and great for summer work. If you have interested people we would love them to come apply, either at the gym (400 Tiffany Drive Suite C, Waynesboro VA 22980) or

Thank you for your time,
Alex Carico
9Round Waynesboro