Wednesday, January 27, 2016

PT CAS Applicant Information

Paula has teased some data out of the 2015 PT CAS applicant data report that some of the Exercise Science students may be interested in:
JMU Acceptance Rate:  100/48  = 48%  (increase from 47% in 2014)
Top Major for PTCAS Applicants/Acceptances:  (1) Exercise Science  (2)  Kinesiology   (3)  Biology
Cumulative GPA for PTCAS accepted:   3.57 (no change from 2014)
Science & Math Combined GPA:  3.44
Applications increased by 8.6% nationwide
You may find the 2014-2015 PTCAS Applicant Data Report at (PDF format).

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

University of South Alabama Campus Recreation Assistantship - Fitness

Graduate Assistant of Fitness: Fall 2016 The SouthFit program at the University of South Alabama’s Department of Campus Recreation provides group fitness classes and personal training services to students, faculty, staff, retirees, and alumni. The University of South Alabama is located in Mobile, Alabama and has an enrollment of approximately 16,000 students.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Resume Writing Workshop

To make sure I'm up to date on the most current resume recommendations, I attended an EXCELLENT resume writing workshop in JMU's Career and Academic Planning. Check out CAP's workshops here:

Friday, January 22, 2016

Hilton Head Health Institute - Internship - South Carolina

I received this message via email and have an electronic application package. Let me know if you're interested: 

If you are not aware of who we are and what we do, I would encourage you to visit our website, to see what we are really about.  In brief, we are a world renowned, award winning health spa resort.  We focus on helping individuals create a personalized health and wellness experience and provide an environment for rapid personal growth - developing new healthy habits, jumpstarting weight loss or managing stress are some of the many ways guests choose to begin living a more fulfilling life, healthy lifestyle.

Hilton Head Health has the best singular opportunity to provide exceptional learning and training experiences for Health Management professionals.  Because their chosen field is broad and because health is not solely linked to one lifestyle aspect, the curriculum will expose the intern to all of H3 Program sectors of comprehensive wellness. The intern can expect guidance and support from a highly trained professional staff with expertise in their related health promotion area. 
Our intention is to extend and expand the intern’s education.  While providing opportunities for them to reinforce their strengths, interns will also address and strengthen weaker areas of interest or talent.  Ideally, this will allow the intern to participate in an extensive learning opportunity.
Human Resources Representative
843.785.3286 x152

Friday, January 8, 2016

Fitness Employment - Washington, D.C.

A 2015 Alum is working with this company in Washington, D.C., and they are seeking more employees:

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding career in the fitness industry? The Atlas team includes some of the best fitness coaches and trainers in the Washington, D.C. area. Our central goal is to provide detail focused customized training experiences tailored to individual clients and group training needs. Additionally, as an Atlas Fitness coach, we deliver a highly energetic and motivational fitness curriculum to 6th - 8th grade students in DC middle schools supplementing PE activities during off-peak gym hours. We are looking for trainers and coaches who have experience in working with a variety of clientele to lead group exercise classes and conduct personal training sessions. 

We are particularly interested in trainers with certifications in Olympic lifting, powerlifting, kettlebells, and/or TRX from accredited organizations such as UAWL, IPF, USPA, USAPL, and IKFF.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Full-time fitness employment in Irvington, VA

Received this message today: 

My name is Jonathan Smith and I am the Wellness Coordinator at Rappahannock Westminster Canterbury in Irvington, Virginia. We have a Full-time position for a Fitness Assistant open in the Wellness Department. We are looking for individuals with an exercise science or degree in a related discipline.  Do you know or have any good candidates that would be interested in working with a senior population? Below is the job description.
Fitness Assistant Full-time position for a Fitness Assistant in our Wellness Department.  Candidate to assist  with all aspects of the Wellness program to include motivating and instructing individuals and groups in exercise techniques,  conducting fitness testing and developing effective programs  BS in Exercise Science or degree in related discipline preferred. Certification to teach land and/or water aerobics, and/or personal trainer with 3-5 years of experience.
Here is our website for candidates that would like to apply.