Do you work in the exercise science field or know someone who does? Current senior Patrick Martin dreams of working as a strength and conditioning coach for athletes or performers after graduation this May and would love your advice about how to find a way into this profession!

Patrick is a dedicated and busy student, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with a concentration in exercise science. Last year, he was chosen as the sole junior to complete a research study with a team of two faculty members and three seniors. He also received a research grant for his part of the yearlong study, “Influence of Movement Quality on Anaerobic Performance Throughout the Competitive Season in Division I Female Soccer Players.” This past summer, he interned with Elite Athlete Development in Midlothian, Virginia, and earned his American College of Sports Medicine personal training certification.  

Patrick is involved in a handful of organizations on campus. He has served as a justice on Longwood’s Honor Board, and was selected to represent the President’s Office as a junior marshal for Commencement 2018. He is a member of Phi Epsilon Kappa, a national fraternity for exercise science and sports medicine, he currently serves as the risk manager for his social fraternity, Theta Chi, and as vice president of scholarship for the Interfraternity Council (IFC).

Patrick also works as the student supervisor at Midtown Performance Center, where he creates and facilitates his own fitness classes and trains club athletes through strength and conditioning programs.When he isn’t completing research or teaching fitness classes, Patrick also works for the Longwood Health and Fitness Center as a supervisor and a personal trainer for students and faculty.

Consider connecting with Patrick on LinkedIn, and share your advice about job or internship opportunities that could be available to him after graduation.

About the Author

Taylor Canter ‘19

Taylor is currently a liberal studies major with a minor in leadership studies, interning in the Office of Alumni and Career Services. After graduation in May, Taylor plans on pursuing a career in event planning.

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