Sarah Joseph M.S., CSCS

Resume

EDUCATION

Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA                                                       

July 2013

M.S. Exercise Science                                                                                                        GPA: 4.00

High Point University, High Point, NC                                                                         May 2011

B.S., Exercise Science                                                                                                        GPA: 4.00

Minor: Psychology

RELEVANT COURSEWORK

Human Physiology

Biomechanics

Exercise Physiology

Exercise Prescription

Strength and Conditioning

Exercise Testing

HONORS/ CERTIFICATIONS

·         ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, November 2013

·         NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, December  2012

·         SCW Fitness Education, Yoga Fundamentals I Specialty Certification, 2012

·         Alpha Chi Honor Society Inductee, 2010-2011

·         Dean’s List 2008-2011

·         International Honor Society of Psychology (Psi Chi), 2010

·         National Honor Society, 2007-2008

·         Future Business Leaders of America State Conference 1st Place (Emerging Business Issues), 2007/2008

EXPERIENCE

Fitness Squared                                                                                                               February 2014- Present

Health Fitness Professional

·         Develops and markets member retention and revenue based exercise programs for the club

·         Meets with clients to help them achieve their goals and live healthy lives

Health Fitness Corporation- Met Life                                                                     September 2013- January 2013

Health Fitness Professional

·         Supervises facility; interacts with participants and monitors equipment and participant safety

·         Researches health educational topics and identifies appropriate participant educational materials; conducts health education seminars/presentations

MommyCoach                                                                                                                  September 2013- Present

Wellness Coach

·         Aids mothers in reaching their health goals through one on one video web meetings

Summer Institute for the Gifted at Yale

Fit for life Instructor

·         Educated middle and high school students about the foundations of wellness

·         Supported the students’ individual fitness interests through one on one meetings and course work in hopes of instilling an understanding of holistic lifelong health

N’Shape Fitness Center                                                                                                                  February 2013- July 2013

Group Fitness Instructor

·         Develop workouts for various populations participating in group fitness classes

·         Advertise classes at the gym to increase attendance

Gym Manager

·         Oversee gym floor to ensure safety of clients

·         Maintained cleanliness of facility

·         Managed memberships of existing and new clients

Georgia Southern University                                                                                 August 2011 – May 2013

General Education Exercise Instructor

·         Taught undergraduate courses in Aerobics and Yoga

·         Aided students in reaching health and fitness goals through education on cardiorespiratory, muscular, flexibility, and nutrition principles

Guilford Child Health                                                                                                        February 2011- May 2011

Fun Fitness Instructor

·         Inspired interest in the health benefits of exercise in young children

·         Developed fitness activities and games for the children

University of Connecticut                                                                                                                May 2010-September 2010

Undergraduate Research Assistant                                                                             Storrs, CT

·         Analyzed, reviewed, and input research data for a study on motivational interventions for exercise in hazardous drinking college students, and exercise as an alcohol use disorders intervention for sedentary non-treatment seeking adults

·         Quality checked data for a study on the effect of statins on skeletal muscle function

·         Shadowed fitness assessments at the Storrs campus as well as Connections, a HIV clinic in Hartford,CT.

High Point University                                                                                                        September 2009 – May 2011

Lab Assistant for Exercise Prescription

·         Met with the professor weekly to learn and discuss various fitness assessment protocols

·         Utilized this information to assist during the lab component of Exercise Training and Prescription to help the students learn exercise testing protocol until proficiency was attained.

HPU Recreation Guest Services

·         Managed equipment and enforced recreation center policies

Self-Employed                                                                                                                      September 2009 –2010

House Care                                                                                                                             Simsbury, CT

·         Completed a wide range of duties, on property, including, but not limited to caring for animals, fulfilling household tasks, etc

The Hartford                                                                                                                          Summer 2007

Office Assistant                                                                                                                    Windsor, CT

·         Quality assessed 401(k) applications to ensure all necessary information was present

·         Processed 401(k) documents so that applicant information was properly input into the software

UNIVERISTY INVOLVEMENT

Exercise Science Club, President/Founding Member                                                            Fall 2009-Spring 2011

·         Worked closely with the faculty advisor to plan fundraisers and trips to conferences such as the American College of Sports Medicine regional and annual meetings as well as the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Annual Convention.

·         Gained knowledge about the aforementioned organizations, and new research in the field to report back to the exercise science club

·         Prepared bills and budgets, and defended these documents before Student Government

·         Aided in recruitment of members through  an activities fair,  meetings, and campus-wide marketing

·         Recruited Exercise Science professionals to speak at club meetings

·         Represented the club at Student Government Association Meetings

Tutor                                                                                                                                                         Fall 2009-Spring 2011

·         Assist students struggling with comprehending course content in Physics, Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, and Personal Health

·         Aid students in developing effective study skills

Group Fitness Instructor                                                                                                                   Fall 2009-Spring 2011

·         Instruct and develop fitness routines for high intensity interval training classes, while providing classes with crucial health and fitness information

ORGANIZATION INVOLVEMENT

Georgia Southern Cycling Club, Member

·         Balances 20 hours per week towards graduate assistantship while devoting time to practice, conditioning, and travel with a full course load while maintaining a 4.00 GPA

·         Increases club awareness through social media and campus flyers to foster the presence of women in exercise and sport

American College of Sports Medicine, Member/ Regional Member

Clinical Exercise Physiologists Association, Student Advisory Committee Member

·         Help develop an internship directory for students

SKILLS

Interpersonal- strong leadership ability, articulate verbal and written communicator, enthusiastic/ appreciative attitude, respectful of others

Academic- critical thinking, tenacity in work ethic, proficient in exercise testing, enthusiasm for exercise science

Technological- Word, Powerpoint, Excel, SPSS, Publisher, Social Media (blogs, Twitter, Facebook)