The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition (PCFSN) has announced 2 full-time fellowship opportunities. The council is a federal advisory committee that advises the president of the United States through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Under the guidance of a mentor, the selected participants may have the opportunity to monitor and evaluate evidence-based physical activity, sports, and nutrition data to determine significant research gaps, best practices, and effective strategies for increasing opportunities for Americans to be active and healthy. They will be part of a team that manages strategic partnerships and related projects to promote PCFSN’s priority programs and initiatives, and may also have the opportunity to support PCFSN’s outreach and education efforts.
The initial appointment is for 1 year in the Rockville, Maryland, area but may be renewed. Participants will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with education level and experience but do not become employees of HHS or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.
The position requires a master’s degree in public health, exercise physiology, sport development, sport psychology, or a related discipline received within the last 5 years. Current graduate students in these areas of study are also encouraged to apply. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program.
To be considered, please send a current CV/resume to the attention of HHSrpp@orau.org. Please reference DHHS-OASH-2014-0115 in all communications.
PCFSN’s mission is to educate, engage, and empower all Americans to lead a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition.
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