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Employment Opportunities -- The Steadward Centre for Personal & Physical Achievement

The C.A.G.E. Program -- Adapted Physical Activity Instructor: Summer Program Staff


The C.A.G.E (The Centre for Adapted Group and Individual Exercise) is the children and youth component of The Steadward Centre for Personal & Physical Achievement. The C.A.G.E opened June 2005 and has a current enrollment of 125 children.  The successful candidate would have the opportunity to acquire hands on learning in the area of motor skill development, fitness and disability sport for children with varying abilities.  He or she will develop skills in the following areas: exercise prescription, coaching, program planning, program implementation, written and oral communication skills. 


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Work one on one with children and youth with disabilities on skill development in the area of sport, fitness and gross motor skills. 

  • Teach fundamental and specialized motor skills to children ages 4 to 12 years of age with physical, developmental or sensory disabilities. 

  • Develop fitness programs for youth.

  • Plan and facilitate group programs for varying age groups.

  • Plan and facilitate summer camps and clinics.

  • Work in conjunction with local organizations to promote programs and organize special events.



    Currently pursuing or recently completed a university degree in physical education, education or equivalent

    Experience working with children with varying disabilities

    First Aid Certification and CPR

    Background in motor skill development and assessment techniques an


    Experience designing exercise programs and fitness appraisals

    Creative, can make decisions quickly

    Good physical condition

    Willing to work some evening shifts (till 8:30 pm)

    CFC recommended

    Sign language an asset  (or willing to learn)



Position Start Date:  May 1, 2006

Position End Date:  August 21, 2006


Salary: $14.08 per hour/ 35 hours per week


Application Deadline: Wednesday April 5, 2006 

**Note: Interviews will commence immediately and be ongoing.


Fellowship Opportunity in Multiple Sclerosis:

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The Steadward Centre for Personal & Physical Achievement

Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation

Edmonton, AB

Fellowship Description:

A 12 month fellowship opportunity for a graduate student at the MSc or PhD level is available through The Steadward Centre in conjunction with the MS Society of Canada – Edmonton Chapter in the area of physical activity and multiple sclerosis. A recipient may reapply after a one year term for a further 12 months. The MS ActiveNow Fellow would:

        Provide direct program assistance to persons with MS

        Enhance knowledge of health and fitness and the importance of physical activity opportunities for persons with MS through involvement in ongoing research initiatives as appropriate

        Disseminate knowledge about the exercise related research

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants will:

        Have a first class academic standing

        Be a graduate student in the first of second year of a Masters or PhD program

        Have a background in adapted physical activity, rehabilitation medicine, or a related discipline

        Be qualified in health, fitness and lifestyle counseling and assessment. Qualifications may include but are not restricted to:

          Health, fitness, and lifestyle assessment and counseling certification from a recognized body (e.g., Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology; National Health & Fitness Program)

          Personal training certification from a recognized body (see above)

          First Aid and CPR


The MS ActiveNow Fellow will be selected by a panel comprised of the Dean of the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, the executive director of The Steadward Centre, and a representative of the Edmonton Chapter of the MS Society (MS ActiveNow Coordinator or Executive Director).


MS Society - Edmonton Chapter


Prospective students are asked to complete an MS ActiveNow Fellowship Application that is available from The Steadward Centre.


The deadline for submissions is April 1st of each year


Executive Director

The Steadward Centre for Personal & Physical Development

W1-67 Van Vliet Centre

Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation,

University of Alberta

Edmonton, AB T6G 2H9

(780) 492-4397




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