We seek to empower individuals and their families, professionals (in-service and pre-service), and communities, using the vehicles of physical activity and mentorship.
What We Do
E3 conducts programming, research, training, and support to improve the physical and mental health as well as the quality of life, of underserved populations.
Who We Serve
E3’s health promotion efforts serve Individuals with disabilities, older adults, chronic conditions, refugees, at-risk youth, and many others.
E3 explores questions across participants, families, pre-service/in-service professionals, and communities. E.g., barriers to participation; improvements in physical and mental health, movement behaviors, and social determinants of health; knowledge and efficacy changes. We are open to other research interests and partners that enhance our ongoing work.
Opportunities within E3
E3 is excited to offer volunteer, fieldwork, and paid opportunities for the 2023-2024 Academic Year
- Volunteer and Fieldwork
- Student worker (part time)
- Graduate assistants and Post Doctoral Fellowship. (link attached PDF)
- Research and Interprofessional Partner
Enroll in an Upcoming Program - Fall 2023
See our Fall 2023 Program Guide!
Weekly Physical Activity and Nutrition Mentorship Programs
Ages/Population: 2-99 Individuals with ANY Disability
Offerings: Fitness for All, Kidnastics, Challenger Baseball, Superhero Training, Dinner Club, etc.
Ages/Population: 2-99; children and adults with physical disabilities across Virginia and Nationwide
Offerings: Face to Face or Virtual Weekly Mentorship, Activity Packet and Calendar for at-home activities
Shenandoah Valley Inclusive Wellness Coalition
(Transforming Health through Relationships via In-Person and Virtual Environments)
Turning Homes into Physical Activity Spaces through Mentorship & Social Connection
Ages/Population: 2-99; Citizens of all ability levels w/ health (e.g. diabetes) and movement needs
Offerings: Asynchronous Activities, Virtual Programs/Events, and/or Face-to-Face Opportunities
THRIVE Participant Guide (PDF)
THRIVE Clinician/Service Provider Guide (PDF)
THRIVE Educator Guide (PDF)
Building Community Capacity to Support Wellness for All
Ages/Population: Individuals w/ disabilities, families, wellness organizations, advocacy organizations
Offerings: Training, Technical Assistance, and Promotion of Member Organizations’ Opportunities
THRIVE Cerebral Palsy (Regional and National)
Ages/Population – 2-100; children and adults with cerebral palsy
Offerings: Connected Wellness, Individualized Fitness and Wellness, and Small Group Classes
Give to E3
Description: Take Control of Your Own Physical or Emotional Health Powered by NexJ Health, our virtual health care platform along with a health coach – available to
Ages/Population: 12-100; adolescents and adults with disabilities, persons dealing with a chronic health condition, older adults, and caregivers
Offerings: App-based, web-based, or phone calls