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John Leder

Graduate Student at Virginia Commonwealth University

Work History



CVSRA (Central Virginia Soccer Referee Association), Va

Managed players, coaches, and parents, relied upon to facilitate travel and recreational soccer matches

Jun 2011Sep 2011


Dollar General, Amelia, Va

Managing till, being courteous, stocking & cleaning

Jun 2010Sep 2010


Willard Massey Farm, Amelia, Va

Manual labor within chicken farm & miscellaneous tasks 

Mar 2016Present

Sales Associate

3 Sports Running Company

Evaluate customers walking and jogging lower leg biomechanics and fit them with appropriate shoes. Cashering, cleaning, stocking and so forth. 

January 2016May 2017

Graduate Assistant 

Virginia Commonwealth University

Recitation instructor for Health Care delivery in the U.S.

Grader for Global Health and Ethics, Exercise Psychology, and Health Care Delivery in the U.S.


Aug 2010May 2012

Associates of Art & Science

Southside Virginia Community College, Keysville, Va 

Focus on calculus, physics, & chemistry

Aug 2013Dec 2015

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Cumulative GPA: 3.62)

Longwood University

Core courses included research methods, quantitative methods, history and systems (focus on sport psychology) and advanced general psychology. I also conducted research on the concepts of inattentional blindness and mindfulness. As a biology minor I have interests in anatomy and physiology and the psychobiology of stress .  

Jan 2016Present

Health and Movement Sciences, Master of Science with a concentration in exercise science

Virginia Commonwealth University

Curriculum includes classes focused on research design, physiology, nutrition, biomechanics, laboratory techniques, statistics, clinical exercise physiology, and movement physiology


Sujan “Henk” Henkanaththegedara, Ph.D.

Becky White (Manager at 3 Sports) 

Educational & Career Goals

Earn M. S. in Health and Movement Sciences from VCU and become an educator and/or continue further education.

Qualifications & Specific Abilities

Diverse background including knowledge of psychology, biology, and kinesiology which will be beneficial as a future educator as many disciplines (such as kinesiology) are influenced by multiple areas (such as psychobiology of stress, sport psychology, anatomy and physiology, exercise behavior, and biomechanics).

Successful academically and experienced as a collegiate distance runner - both abilities contribute to the basic an applied knowledge that will allow me to earn the masters degree and graduate as a competitive candidate for a potential employer.  


The HEMS 600 paper is my first paper while taking a graduate class. The other items where developed while at Longwood University.

Awards & Memberships

2014 Spring & Fall: Dean's list

2015 Spring: President's List & All-Academic Team for cross-country 

2015 Fall: Dean's list, All-Academic Team for cross-country, & Athletic Scholarship 

2015 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Representative for Men's Cross Country

Graduated December 2015: Magna Cum Laude 

2016-2017 : Graduate Assistantship at VCU