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Fitness/Exercise Science Program – General Guidelines for the Standardized Resume


  Your resume is a summary of your various life experiences as they relate to your
   goal of being accepted into the Fitness Major. Information is categorized in sections
   chronologically with most recent to least recent. Required sections include:

      EDUCATION: College and high school educational background including honors and awards;
      Students from UW-La Crosse only graduate in May, August, or December.
      FITNESS RELATED EXPERIENCES: including job shadows, related employment and
      volunteer opportunities related to fitness. Include high school activities if they relate to Fitness.
      OTHER EXPERIENCES employment that is not related to Fitness
      CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT include college and community leadership
      opportunities that do not relate to fitness

      Some Optional Categories (if you have the background)
      CERTIFICATIONS
      RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: use title and your role in the activity (subject, author, data collector)
      RELATED CLASS PROJECTS. Only papers/projects related to Fitness
      ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS
      CROSS CULTURAL EXPERIENCES

  Resumes change constantly as we gain experiences. Update each semester
  Every resume differs because you are unique and so are your experiences
  Create an original Microsoft Word document; Avoid fill in the blank templates.
  Be consistent with fonts and bullets to maintain uniformity throughout your resume.
  Eliminate personal pronouns, for example, I, my, their and our.
  Experience entries contain a job title, organization name, city, state and dates (in the
   right margin); avoid excessive use of dates in other categories. Entries describe skills
   learned/ used with different action verbs/adverbs. Use 2 tenses Present and Past.
  We recommend that you have your resume critiqued in an appointment at Career
   Services in the lower level of the Cartwright Center. Telephone 608-785-8514 press
   0 for the appointment desk of Career Services. Angie Lee is assigned to help Pre-
   Fitness majors.
  After your critique you may upload your resume into your Career Services account
   in EAGLE OPPORTUNITIES. You may access your account at this link
            http://www.uwlax.edu/careerservices/whatisthis.HTM
SAMPLE OF STANDARDIZED RESUME

MELISSA P. FITNESS                                                      fitness@students.uwlax.edu
Permanent Address                                                              Local Address
112 Benson Highway                                                             228 E. Adams
Hopkins, MN 54532                                                              La Crosse, WI 54601
612-000-0000                                                                   Cell (612) 000-0000
                                           EDUCATION
       University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
       Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science, Anticipated Graduation, May 200X
       Major: Pre-Fitness            Minor: Spanish Language
       Concentrations: Strength and Conditioning, and Coaching Competitive Athletics
       G.P.A. 3.7/4.0 Dean’s List and Scholarship Recipient

       Graduate with Honors, Hopkins-Minnetonka, MN High School, 200X

                            FITNESS RELATED EXPERIENCES
Unity Hospital, Milwaukee, WI, Summer 200X
Job Shadower
    Physical Therapy Department, John Abeneus, PT
    Occupational Therapy Department, Susan P. Benurit, OT

LifeTime Fitness, Minnetonka, MN, June 200X-August 200X
Fitness Trainer
     Designed workout programs for over 35 different members
     Involved in fitness consultation to members
     Provided nutrition education for weight gain, loss, and management
     Maintained equipment and appearance to ensure safety of members

Hopkins High School, Hopkins, MN March 200X-May 200X
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach-Volunteer
    Developed strength program for high school baseball athletes
    Instructed athletes in the Olympic lifts and body mechanics
    Advised members in nutrition and designed a bulletin board with tip of the month for fitness

La Crosse Exercise and Health Program, La Crosse, WI January 200X-Present
Cardiac Rehabilitation Activity Leader, January 200X-present
    Supervise Phase III cardiac patients in different types of fitness activities
    Monitor blood pressures and heart rates
    Build relationships and encourage patients to lead a healthy, active lifestyle
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                  FITNESS RELATED EXPERIENCES CONTINUED

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 200X-Present
Fitness and Sport Management Club (FSM) Member
     Membership Development Committee and Fundraising Coordinator

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Hopkins High School 200X-Present
Track and Field Athlete, 200X-Present
     WIAC Team won National Title in 2007
     High School, Captain, All Conference and Regional meet winner

                                    OTHER EXPERIENCES
The Gap, Madison, WI School Breaks and Summers 200X—present
Retail Team Leader
    Assist in the training of up to two dozen retail clothing sales staff
    Use communication skills to provide customer assistance, fashion consultation, transact cash
       and credit sales and ensure customer satisfaction
    Handle returns, shipping/receiving, cash management and security procedures
    Develop point of purchase displays, restock depleted inventory, clean and maintain the store

Smith Lawn Care, Waukesha, WI, Summers 20XX-20XX
Landscaping Crew,
    Ability to analyze clients’ needs to ensure a high degree of customer satisfaction

           Held various other part-time jobs to finance 80% of College Expenses

                        CERTIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

       National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Student Chapter
       Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), anticipated, June 200X
       Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
       First Aid and AED

                       CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

       Mentor and Academic Tutor, Boys and Girls Club, La Crosse, WI
       Event Staff, American Cancer Society Walk Run, Minneapolis, MN
       Homebuilder-Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity, New Orleans, LA in 200X
       Neighborhood Helper, La Crosse Community Cleanup
       Homeless Shelter Food Server, Salvation Army, Milwaukee, WI

				
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