Faculty

Biography

Sasha McBurse joined The University of West Georgia in Fall 2018, with eight years of experience in health and wellness. Her previous work includes positions in cardiac rehab, worksite wellness, community wellness, and youth fitness. Ms. McBurse attended The University of Georgia, earning a Master’s in Kinesiology. During her time at the university she developed activity programs for The Center for Physical Activity and Health and assisted with clinical research evaluating body composition and exercise training in women. Prior to joining UWG, Ms. McBurse taught as an instructor at Clayton State University.

Ms. McBurse is a certified Exercise Physiologist and Clinical Exercise Physiologist licensed by the American College of Sports Medicine. She is an AHA BLS Instructor and Lifestyle Coach for the CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program. Early in her career, she developed community wellness programs for under-served neighborhoods in west Atlanta with a non-profit organization, Urban Perform. In her spare time, she volunteers at Atlanta-area schools and Boys and Girls clubs. She loves to outdoor activities, and playing basketball is her favorite. Ms. McBurse enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her greatest joy is helping them learn the value of exercise and its benefits to their health. 

Education / Degrees

  • BS Ed., Exercise Science and Wellness, Georgia Southwestern State, 2012
  • M.S., Kinesiology, The University of Georgia, 2014
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Spring 2020 Sections

    • CMWL-2100 (Intro to Health & Comm Well) Section: 02
    • CMWL-2100 (Intro to Health & Comm Well) Section: 91
    • CMWL-3240 (Cur Iss/Trend in Fit/Well Lead) Section: 91
    • CMWL-4000 (Exer & Well Prog for Spec Pop) Section: 91
    • PHED-4603 (Adv. Concpt Personal Training) Section: 91
    • CMWL-4685 (Capstone in CMWL) Section: E01

    Fall 2019 Sections

    Summer 2019 Sections

    • PHED-2000 (App Con of Fitness & Wellness) Section: 01
    • PHED-3240 (Cur Iss/Trends in Fitness/Well) Section: E01

    Spring 2019 Sections

    • PHED-2000 (App Con of Fitness & Wellness) Section: 02
    • CMWL-2100 (Intro to Health & Comm Well) Section: 02
    • CMWL-2100 (Intro to Health & Comm Well) Section: 91
    • PHED-3240 (Cur Iss/Trend in Fit/Well Lead) Section: 01
    • CMWL-4000 (Exer & Well Prog for Spec Pop) Section: 91
    • PHED-4603 (Adv. Concpt Personal Training) Section: 91

    Fall 2018 Sections

    • PHED-2000 (App Con of Fitness & Wellness) Section: 91
    • CMWL-2100 (Intro to Health & Comm Well) Section: 02
    • CMWL-2100 (Intro to Health & Comm Well) Section: 91
    • PHED-2685 (Health, Wellness, & Society) Section: E01
    • PHED-3240 (Cur Iss/Trend in Fit/Well Lead) Section: 91
  • Publication List

    Biber, D. D., Brandenburg, G., Knoll, C., McBurse, S., Merem, A., & Stewart, B. (2018). The Wolf Wellness Lab: A Model for Community Health and Wellness Promotion. Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 50(2), 4-11.