The College of Education welcomes a new Graduate Assistant for the 2013-2014 school year. Mr. Bruce Smith is a 2013 graduate of West Liberty University in the Exercise Physiology Program (concentration in Heath and Fitness). Throughout his college career, Bruce was engaged not only academically in his chosen field, but also athletically as a competitor in natural body-building. “As my education grew so did my real-life application. The more I studied, the more I was serious about changing my lifestyle.” Though he has recently qualified for competition at the national level, he has chosen to concentrate his attention on this opportunity as a GA at WLU. He will be pursing his Masters of Education with a track emphasis in Sports Leadership and Coaching during the course of the next two years.
“We are very excited to have Bruce as part of our College; as an undergraduate, he was an excellent student, and he has many experiences as a practitioner in the field that will enhance our academic program,” adds Rick West, Director of the Graduate Education Program.
“I am really excited about this graduate education position and ready to learn how a University works from the perspective of a staff member. I can now work with individuals who were once my professors, assisting in the EP lab, and learning all of the additional opportunities presented as part of this College. Bruce is currently attending the IPAD Core Institute as part of the College of Education’s Apple® IPAD initiative. Bruce will implement the skills developed as a part of this institute into the Exercise Physiology I laboratories which he will be leading in the Fall.
Originally from Washington, PA, Bruce graduated from McGuffey High School where he was a varsity football player, and he participated in shot put and disc as part of the track and field team.
The Exercise physiology Program at WLU is accredited through the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP). The programs offers two tracks, one in Clinical EP and the other Health and Fitness. For more information on the EP or Graduate Education Program, please contact Mr. Rick West: 304-336-8478 or [email protected]