Sasha McBurse joined The University of West Georgia in Fall 2018, with nine 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 in Health and Fitness Management.

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 outdoor activities, and playing basketball is her favorite hobby. 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