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Charleston Dirty Birds Professional Baseball Club

We are a Professional Baseball Team playing in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. We are considered an Independent Professional Team which means we find and pay our own players as opposed to an Affiliated Minor League Baseball Team who has their players provided to them by a Major League organization. We play at a 5000 seat stadium in Charleston, West Virginia.

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School of Sport Sciences

The Physical Activity Instruction program in the School of Sport Sciences serves the entire campus. Working in this capacity, GTAs provide instruction across a range of sport and fitness-related content areas. We offer a full complement of on-campus and online activity courses for the general student population including individual sports, team sports, and lifetime leisure pursuits. As an integral part of our instructional process, technology is integrated through the use of digital activity trackers. The typical workload for GTAs includes teaching a total of 6-credit hours per semester, while also taking part in the graduate level-Teaching Practicum course.

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School of Sport Sciences

Two graduate assistant positions are funded by a grant from the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-ED) to implement the WV CARDIAC Project throughout West Virginia. The project is a school-based health initiative that includes health screenings in grades K, 2, and 5 in elementary schools in 25+ counties, and implementing physical activity and nutrition interventional strategies in those schools and throughout the state. These GAs will support the health screening and intervention efforts on the grant. The duties associated with one position primarily focuses on data acquisition, data management, reporting, and communication. The other position primarily works with developing, implementing, and evaluating nutrition and physical activity interventional strategies in schools and communities.

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School of Sport Sciences

These 12-month Graduate Research Assistantship positions within the Ph.D. Program in Kinesiology-Coaching and Teaching studies are available for students funded by a doctoral training grant from the U.S. Department of Education aimed at training high-quality scholars and researchers in the area of adapted physical activity. Positions are available to students who have been accepted into the Ph.D. program in Kinesiology- Coaching and Teaching Studies with a cognate in Adapted Physical Education/Activity. Graduate Research Assistants will receive a full-time tuition waiver, competitive graduate assistant stipend, and funding support for expenses related to professional development opportunities. Graduate Research Assistants will have a workload of 20 hours per week devoted to collaboration on high-quality research projects that advance knowledge in the field, attendance at multi-institutional seminars, experience in clinical supervision of undergraduate students during APE/APA practicum experiences, and opportunities to acquire college teaching experience in adapted physical education/activity at the undergraduate and master’s levels.

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