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.