Alison J. Burke,
Director of the Schumo Center for Fitness and Well-Being
Alison has 20 years
experience in a variety of commercial and medical fitness settings including
cardiac rehabilitation, post physical therapy and conditioning, and pulmonary
rehabilitation. She started off in 1987-1992 as group fitness instructor and
fitness specialist in the commercial fitness setting while completing a
Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from West Chester University
in 1994. She completed an internship in Honolulu, HI and continued to
work as an Aquatic & Fitness Specialist at Prins AquaTherapy and Rehab
Center from 1993-1995.
From 1995-1996, Alison worked
as an Exercise Specialist for the Ocean County Medical Center in the Life
Sports and Fitness Center where she was responsible for mainstreaming
participants of cardiac, physical, and pulmonary rehabilitation into a general
fitness program. She was also active in the formulation of an Aquatic
Arthritis fitness program and instructed Aquatic summer camps and private
In 1996-2007 Burke continued
developing her career in commercial/corporate fitness as owner of Jersey Girl
Fitness in Leesport, Pa., offering consultations on corporate wellness and
fitness programming, consultations on ergonomics in the workplace, and
individualized exercise prescription for private clients within the home and/or
health club setting.
Alison holds a Primary Group
Fitness Certification with AFAA and is certified in a variety of group fitness
formats including Zumba-Latin Dance, Cardio Kickboxing, Body Sculpting,
Cycling, and Aquatic Fitness. She also holds a Pilates certification in
Mat I & II through Powerhouse Pilates and has completed her 200 hour
training as a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. Alison was
certified through RAD program to teach Basic Self Defense and has been
instructing on campus since 2008.
Alison is very passionate
about educating and motivating our Albright Community on the many ways to stay
healthy, fit, and well. She is also the advisor to the Albright Ski
Society and the Big Adventure Domain. These two student groups organize a
variety of ski/snowboarding trips to local ski resorts and opportunities for
our students to hike and participate in outdoor adventure trips.
Alison can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-929-6711.
Karen graduated from Albright College with a bachelor of science
degree in business administration, and she has worked at Albright College since
2007. Karen provides administrative
support and coordinates community memberships and renewals at the Schumo Center
for Fitness and Well-Being. She enjoys
interacting with students and community members every day at the Schumo Center.
In her spare time, Karen enjoys spending time with her
family and friends.
Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Mike has served as an assistant coach with the Albright College Football Program since 2007. During his time at Albright, Mike has also served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the football team, and has also been the strength and conditioning specialist for all of Albright Athletics. Prior to coming to Albright College, Mike was an assistant football coach and head of strength and conditioning at Valhalla High School in San Diego, CA.