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, corporate wellness, community wellness, and youth fitness. Ms. McBurse attended The University of Georgia, earning a Master’s in Kinesiology in 2014. 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 part-time as an instructor in Clayton State's Health and Fitness Management program.

Ms. McBurse is a certified Exercise Physiologist and Clinical Exercise Physiologist licensed by the American College of Sports Medicine. Early in her career, she developed community wellness programs for under-served neighborhoods in west Atlanta with a non-profit organization, Urban Perform. With Urban Perform she developed an after-school curriculum for improving youth fitness. This curriculum was utilized by ten elementary and middle schools in the community. In her spare time, she volunteers at Atlanta-area schools and Boys and Girls clubs. She loves to exercise, and playing basketball is her favorite activity. 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