Kinesiology and Sports Studies Blog

Afterschool Club Staff Positions Available

The Charleston Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for Afterschool Club Staff. Under the direction and supervision of the Recreation Supervisor, the afterschool club staff will assist in planning and organizing a comprehensive program equipped for children after school.

General Purpose: Responsible for the organization, implementation, and supervision of after school activities.
Qualifications: Minimum of a high school diploma. Must be at least 18 years of age with one year of college preferred and one year youth related leadership. CPR & First Aid certification is preferred.
Hours: Training will begin the week of August 10th. Hours are from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Qualified applicants can work between 10-15 hours a week depending on availability.
Physical demands: Exposure to all types of weather conditions. Must be able to lift 40 lbs. A list of other requirements such as duties, and responsibilities will be handed out at the interview or upon request.

Apply at

Candidate’s with questions please call
Kaylie Pruett, Recreation Supervisor
520 Jackson Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920

PE/Health Teacher Needed

Urbana School District 116 is looking for a PE/Health teacher for 6th to 8th grades.  The position will start in August 2015.  For additional information, see the Urbana School District website at or contact Travis Courson at

Driver Education Instructor Wanted

East Dubuque High School is hiring a Driver Education instructor. For more information, contact Darren Sirianni, Principal. Email address: or phone number: (815) 747-3188 ext. 1103.

Jr/Sr. High School Coaching Vacancies

The following are coaching vacancies for the 2015-16 school year at Dieterich Junior/Senior High School:

Junior Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach
Junior High Boys’ Basketball Coach

Letters of application, resume, and credentials should be submitted by June 1, 2015 to:

Dieterich Unit #30
Mr. Cary Jackson
P.O. Box 187
Dieterich, Illinois 62424

2015 KSS Student/Faculty Scholarships & Awards Ceremony

On April 17, the KSS department held its Annual Student/Faculty Scholarships & Awards Ceremony.

Special guests included:

Dean Diane Jackman, Associate Dean Doug Bower, Dr. Jeffrey Cross, Provost Blair Lord, Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Woodall, Dr. Deb Wolf, Ms. Laura Hussey, Dr. & Mrs. Larry Ankenbrand, Mr. & Mrs. Gene McFarland, Mr. Joe Landeck, Ms. Dana Burke, and Dr. Hank Davis & Ms. Nanci Newstrom.

KSS Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

(Click on the images for more information about each scholarship/award).

Not shown above: Ellen Campbell (Robert W. & Laura M. Hussey Scholarship)

KSS Graduate Student Awards

(Click on the images for more information about each scholarship/award).

CEPS Faculty-Led Study Abroad Award

(Click on the images for more information about each scholarship/award).


Exercise Physiologist Position

Revolution Physical Therapy Weight Loss – Several locations throughout Chicagoland.

Full Time Exercise Physiologist

Revolution is a multidisciplinary wellness team, comprised of Exercise Physiologists, Registered Dietitians, Clinical Psychologists, and Physical Therapists with a focus on weight loss and rehabilitation. Applicants must have a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. Personal training experience is a plus. All applicants should possess a passion for helping patients achieve their weight loss goals with therapeutic exercise. New grads are welcome to apply!

Revolution Physical Therapy Weight Loss is Chicago’s premier healthcare company. Using cutting edge technology and collaborative care, we ensure patient outcomes in treating all orthopedic and sports injuries, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and others. We are experiencing rapid growth and we are looking for dynamic, well rounded leaders to help perpetuate our reputation as an emerging leader in healthcare.

Candidate must have a passion for helping others, possess strong leadership qualities, and ability to work in a fast paced, multidisciplinary environment. Candidates who share our philosophy, who are eager to contribute to program development will find many opportunities for career advancement at Revolution. To learn more, please watch this 3 minute video:

5/8 Time PE Position – Immediate Opening

There is a 5/8 time Physical Education position open in Bement. It is primarily elementary (K-4) with one high school class. Middle School asst. boys basketball coaching is also open.
Please send resume, letter of application, copy of teaching license, copy of transcripts, and letters or rec or list of references to:

Sheila Greenwood
Superintendent/PK-5 Principal
Bement CUSD 5
201 S. Champaign St.
Bement, IL 61813
send electronically to:

Prefer electronically if possible due to the late nature of the opening. We are looking to hire ASAP.

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