Department of Wellness and Sport
Assist, lead or facilitate a specific program or activity related to recreation or fitness for a group or individual instruction. Ensure information is provided on proper procedures, techniques, and principles on safety, risk management and liability, sport specific rules, and university policy. May assist in ensuring facilities, equipment, and materials for recreational programs are maintained and in good working order.
Posting Notice: This posting is to create a pool of interested applicants from which the Department may draw as positions become open. Personal trainers are responsible for assisting Wellness Center members who wish to seek educational advice and skills related to health and fitness to better their everyday lives. Primary duties include fitness testing exercise prescription and implementation, promote health and wellness, coordinate realistic goals, nutrition counseling, provide in-depth information on equipment usage and lifestyle management conducive to health. Duties & Responsibilities: Ensure that all clients comply with the rules and regulations of the Wellness Center as posted. Provide CPR, First Aid, and/or AED to those who may be showing signs of physical distress. Follow established emergency action plans. Provide reference material and assistance for users in regards to exercise technique. Possess a complete and thorough understanding of all policies and procedures and concerning available fitness equipment and programs. Provide personal training sessions and nutritional counseling within the policies and guidelines established by the Wellness Center. Report any damages of equipment to the Fitness Coordinator. Track client progress and information. Attend all in-service trainings, meetings, and assigned special topic workshops. Check email at least twice daily for assignments of new clients and contact him or her within two business days of assignment. Other duties as assigned.
Performs administrative or manual tasks. Requires general education or vocational training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Hold nationally recognized certification(s) in Personal Training, Group Exercise, or CPR/AED.
Required training, experience and attributes include: Nationally recognized personal training certification (ACE, AFAA, ACSM, or NSCA, etc). Adequate knowledge of and skill in risk factors and health status identification, fitness appraisal, and exercise prescription. Minimum one year practical, hands on experience with exercise leadership and instruction. Experience in life style behavior modification counseling skills. Ability to interact and communicate with others. Ability to safely apply the principals of exercise and training to individual fitness programs. Ability to answer basic questions related to exercise science and refer other to appropriate sources of information. Personal trainers must also possess knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas: Functional anatomy, bio mechanics, and exercise physiology Human development and aging Human behavior and psychology Health appraisal and fitness testing Emergency procedures and safety Exercise programming, nutrition and weight management Physical Abilities: Ability to stand and walk regularly for long periods of time. Ability to sit occasionally. Ability to use hands regularly. Ability to reach with hands and arms frequently. Ability to climb in high places using scaffold and ladder or balance frequently. Ability to stoop, knee, crouch, or crawl regularly. Ability to lift, push, or pull up to 10 pounds regularly. Ability to lift, push, or pull over 10 pounds occasionally.
Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.