Fitness Grad Says ‘Find What You Love to Do and Do It!’

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Kevin Alexander is a Globe University graduate employed as an aquatic and fitness specialist at the Courage Center.

Kevin Alexander completed his education for fitness certification and graduated in 2012 with a health fitness specialist (HSF) bachelor’s degree from Globe University-Woodbury. He has been chosen as the Alumni of the Quarter for Spring quarter 2013.

Alexander loves his position as an aquatic and fitness specialist for the Courage Center in Stillwater, Minn.  He performs aquatic group fitness classes for a variety of clients including those trying to combat arthritis, strokes and other types of rehab. He also works in a one-on-one setting helping clients with various disabilities reach their fitness goals.

Working for the Courage Center for the past two years has been a very enjoyable experience, according to Alexander, who started with the organization by volunteering while completing his health fitness degree. Through his classes at Globe University he gained an interest in working with special populations and decided to find a place to volunteer his time. Once his externship came around, Courage Center happily let him complete the internship at their site and upon graduation he was offered a job.

Find something that you enjoy doing and do it!” said Alexander.  “I am very happy at the Courage Center and it does not feel like I am ‘going to work’ every day. Find a place that gives you energy, instead of takes energy away!”

Alexander comments on how he enjoyed the variety of classes available to students at Globe University, which helped open his eyes to a variety of exciting possibilities in the health fitness and personal trainer field. Globe’s hands-on HFS program taught him about the different types of jobs available throughout the health fitness field.

The degree program at Globe University-Woodbury provides a solid foundation in exercise science, with a focus on designing customized programs for diverse clients. Click here to learn more.