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  • 1. Zack petro Home Personal Information RÉsumÉ Volunteer PracticumAssociationMembershipsCertificationsConferences Attended Class Projects Reflection Statement
  • 2. PERSONAL INFORMATION Zachary Michael Petro Home 155 Grant Avenue Personal Vandergrift, PA 15690 Information 724.594.4182 RÉsumÉ I am currently a senior attending Slippery Rock University, Volunteer majoring in Exercise Science with a minor in Sport Practicum Management. After completing the rest of my undergraduate courses and required internships, I willAssociation graduate in May 2014. I will then be attending graduateMemberships school in order to attain a M.S. degree in Strength andCertifications Conditioning. My future career goal is to either be a strength and conditioning coach or manage a fitness facility.Conferences Attended Class Projects Last Updated Date: March 25, 2013 Reflection Statement
  • 3. RÉsumÉ Below is a link to my most up-to-date résumé. It Home includes information on my educational background, work experiences, and Personal Information extracurricular activities. RÉsumÉ Volunteer Practicum Link to RésuméAssociationMembershipsCertificationsConferences Attended Class Projects Reflection Statement
  • 4. Volunteer experiences While attending SRU, I have volunteered as an aide for Home the physical therapists at WestArm Physical Therapy located in Leechburg, PA, and as an assistant baseball Personal Information coach for the Kiski Valley Junior Legion Baseball team. RÉsumÉ WestArm Physical Therapy My duty as a physical therapy aide was to help the Volunteer patients by preparing heat and ice packs, ensure the equipment was being used properly, and keep track of Practicum the progression charts (i.e., how many repetitions were performed, what weight was used for strengtheningAssociationMemberships exercises).Certifications Kiski Valley Junior Legion Baseball My duties as the assistant coach are to evaluate talent,Conferences Attended teach proper fundamentals, coordinate drills, assist the other coaches with game strategy, first base coach, and Class Projects help with field maintenance. Reflection Statement
  • 5. Practicum experience Sport Management minors are required to complete a practicum prior Home to graduation. I used my experience as an assistant coach for the 2012 Kiski Valley Junior Legion baseball team as my practicum. This Personal practicum suit me very well because I was exposed to both the coaching Information and management functions of a sports team. I really enjoyed coaching and being around the game of baseball, a sport that I have participated RÉsumÉ in as a player, umpire, and now coach since I was 5 years-old. I will be returning as assistant coach for the 2013 team. Volunteer The 2012 team advanced to the section semifinals. It was the first time Practicum the Kiski Valley Junior Legion team made the playoffs since 2007.AssociationMembershipsCertificationsConferences Attended That’s me Class Projects Reflection Statement
  • 6. Association Memberships Home I am currently a member of three organizations: National Strength and Conditioning Association, SRU Personal Information Strength and Conditioning Association, and SRU Sport Management Alliance. The following three slides RÉsumÉ provide an explanation as to the purpose of each organization. Volunteer PracticumAssociationMembershipsCertificationsConferences Attended Class Projects Reflection Statement
  • 7. Association Memberships Home (Continued) Personal Information National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) The NSCA is “the world leader in delivering scientific, peer- RÉsumÉ reviewed research about strength and conditioning.” As a member of this organization, I am provided with the latest Volunteer strength and conditioning research journals and networking opportunities for future internships and jobs. PracticumAssociationMembershipsCertificationsConferences Attended Class Projects Reflection Statement
  • 8. Association Memberships Home (Continued) Personal Information SRU Strength and Conditioning Association (SACA) SACA is a student-run organization that provides students RÉsumÉ with opportunities to learn more about the field of strength and conditioning. These opportunities include guest speakers, Volunteer workshops, and participating in events that are coordinated by the SACA election board (e-board). Practicum At the beginning of my senior year, I was elected to be theAssociation club’s Historian. This e-board position is responsible forMemberships keeping track of all club meetings and events and communicating with the rest of the e-board to ensure all tasksCertifications are completed on time.Conferences Attended Class Projects Reflection Statement
  • 9. Association Memberships Home (Continued) SRU Sport Management Alliance (SMA) Personal The Sport Management Alliance is a student-directed Information organization dedicated to enhance the professional RÉsumÉ development of future sport managers. While education is a vital ingredient to achieving success, SMA provides Sport Volunteer Management majors/minors with outside university experiences. Students are able to meet academicians and Practicum practitioners in the Sport Management field through attending conferences. These conferences give students the opportunityAssociationMemberships to not only meet and speak with professors and practitioners, but also meet other Sport Management students from acrossCertifications the United States.Conferences Attended Class Projects Reflection Statement
  • 10. Certifications I am currently a Certified Strength and Conditioning Home Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA and First Aid/CPR/AED certified through the American Heart Personal Information Association. The following two slides provide more information on these certifications. RÉsumÉ Additionally, in the spring of 2013, I plan on taking the Volunteer American College of Sports Medicine Health-Fitness Specialist exam. This certification is recommended for those Practicum who are considering to become a personal trainer.AssociationMembershipsCertificationsConferences Attended Class Projects Reflection Statement
  • 11. Certifications (Continued) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Home In the summer of 2012, I passed the NSCA CSCS exam. The Personal exam consisted of questions about general exercise science Information principles, nutrition, exercise prescription, and exercise RÉsumÉ technique. The prerequisites for registering for the CSCS exam include pursuing or attainment of a bachelor’s degree Volunteer and holding up-to-date CPR and AED certifications. My having this certification will significantly increase my Practicum chances of working in the field of strength and conditioning.AssociationMembershipsCertificationsConferences Attended Class Projects Reflection Statement
  • 12. Certifications (Continued) Home First Aid/CPR/AED Certification I currently hold the First Aid/CPR/AED certification through Personal Information the American Heart Association. This certification is required for nearly all job positions in the exercise science RÉsumÉ industry, which makes having this certification crucial to my finding a job in this field. Volunteer PracticumAssociationMembershipsCertificationsConferences Attended Class Projects First Aid/CPR/AED Certification Documentation Reflection Statement
  • 13. Conferences attended Home On April 6, 2013, I will be attending SRU’s Strength and Conditioning Conference. The conference consists of Personal lectures and hands-on teaching of various exercises used Information by current professors and strength and conditioning RÉsumÉ coaches. Volunteer PracticumAssociationMembershipsCertificationsConferences Attended Class Projects Reflection Statement
  • 14. Class Projects During my tenure as a student at SRU, I have completed several projects for both my Exercise Science and Sport Home Management classes. I utilized different software programs for these projects, including Microsoft Word, Personal Information Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft PowerPoint, Wix, and Audacity. As I reflect on the amount of assignments I have RÉsumÉ completed, I am confident that I will be prepared for any tasks assigned to me in both graduate school and the real- Volunteer world. I have provided examples of the various assignments I have completed. PracticumAssociationMembershipsCertifications Exercise Science AssignmentsConferences Attended Sport Management Assignments Class Projects Reflection Statement
  • 15. Class Projects: Exercise Science Home Personal SRU Information RÉsumÉ Volunteer PracticumAssociationMemberships ERS 400: Wellness Promotion and ProgrammingCertifications ERS 401: Fitness AssessmentConferences Attended ERS 402: Exercise Prescription Class Projects Reflection Statement
  • 16. Class Projects: Exercise Science Home ERS 400: Wellness Promotion and Programming This course provides information in the area of wellness Personal Information and health promotion in various settings including community, worksite, clinical, and commercial. Students RÉsumÉ will synthesize and apply various concepts and issues relating to wellness programming and guidelines for Volunteer planning, implementing, and evaluating successful programs. Students are provided several practical Practicum opportunities for planning and implementing programs.AssociationMembershipsCertifications GrantConferences Bulletin Board Attended Class Healthfest Projects Reflection Statement
  • 17. Class Projects: Exercise Science Home ERS 401: Fitness Assessment Provides the theoretical and practical basis to select and Personal Information utilize properly the instrumentation and techniques for physical fitness assessment. RÉsumÉ Volunteer PracticumAssociationMembershipsCertifications Cardiorespiratory Fitness Lab ReportConferences Body Composition Lab Report Attended Class Musculoskeletal Fitness Lab Report Projects Reflection Statement
  • 18. Class Projects: Exercise Science Home ERS 402: Exercise Prescription This course provides the theoretical knowledge base to Personal Information design safe and effective personalized exercise programs for various populations. Emphasis is placed upon RÉsumÉ prescribing individualized cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and weight control programs for the apparently healthy, Volunteer the chronically diseased, the elderly, children and pregnant females. PracticumAssociationMembershipsCertifications Cardiorespiratory Fitness SynthesisConferences Musculoskeletal Fitness Synthesis Attended Class Comprehensive Prescription Projects Reflection Statement
  • 19. Class Projects: Sport Management Home Personal Information RÉsumÉ Volunteer PracticumAssociationMemberships SPMT 286: Sport CommunicationCertificationsConferences Attended SPMT 406: Sport Facility and Event Management Class Projects Reflection Statement
  • 20. Class Projects: Sport Management Home SPMT 286: Sport Communication This course is intended to provide students with a Personal Information comprehensive understanding of communication and communication techniques that managers use to achieve RÉsumÉ excellence in sport organizations. Focus will be placed on public relations, as well as techniques for improving the Volunteer communication skills of each student in an organized sport setting. Students will receive in-depth exposure to, (a) Practicum theories underlying the use of public relations in sport, (b)Association new technologies in sport communication, (c) desktopMemberships publishing in sport organizations, (d) sport organizational communication techniques, and (e) sport media relations.CertificationsConferences Warhawks Attended Website Strategy Blog Website Eval #1 Media Credentials Intro to Word Class Projects Website Eval #2 PA Announcement/Podcast Intro to Publisher Business Letter Newsletter Intro to PowerPoint Reflection Certificate Press Release Statement
  • 21. Class Projects: Sport Management Home SPMT 406: Sport Facility and Event Management This course is designed to assist the sport management Personal Information student in acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills needed to manage a sport facility and to plan a complete RÉsumÉ sporting event. Volunteer Kiski Area High School Risk Analysis-Paper Practicum Kiski Area High School Risk Analysis-Risk MatricesAssociationMemberships Rocktober Open Flyer It should be noted that the students of the class handled everyCertifications component of organizing this charity golf outing. We were able to raiseConferences $3,500 for Make a Wish as well as raise money for the SRU Sport Attended Management Scholarship Fund. My role was public relations, and created the main flyer that was used to advertise the event. I also Class Projects helped a classmate create the event program and contacted the Grove City Premium Outlets for a donation. Reflection Statement
  • 22. Reflection Statement I remember my first day of college like it was yesterday. I had no idea Home what to expect. All I knew was I did not like my roommate. I ended up being late for a few classes and quickly recognized the fact I was not going to like some of my professors. By the end of the first week of classes, I realized I had begun a whole Personal Information new chapter of my life. I have learned more about myself and the real-world in the last 3.5 years than I learned in the first 17. I have learned plenty in the RÉsumÉ classroom, but I have also become more street smart. Perhaps the most valuable lesson I have learned is that hard work and perseverance are the two most important factors for being successful in all aspects of life. Volunteer Additionally, I realize that personal development is a never-ending journey that has its highs and lows. I still need to enhance my relationships with Practicum those who will help me get a job in my desired career field and improve my time management skills. However, my work ethic, dedication, and desire to be successful will continue to be my guide that lets me reach my goals.AssociationMemberships As I reflect on where I am in my life, I am happy with the path I am on. Prior to graduating from Slippery Rock University, I must complete 2 moreCertifications semesters of undergraduate coursework and 2 internships. After this, I will be attending graduate school, and then I will be released into the real-world. I am nervous about coming to the end of my tenure as a college student, but I am alsoConferences Attended excited about the endless possibilities that will be before me. Above all, I am confident that my former and current professors and bosses, friends, family Class members, and personal experiences will have me well prepared to make something Projects of my life. However the rest of my life turns out, I truly believe it will be a damn Reflection good one filled with countless positive memories and moments of happiness. Statement