Get to Know American University
At American University we value open and honest inquiry, servant
leadership, and the affirmation of the human dignity of all. We
envision a thriving AU community where individuals of all
identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully
included, and where equitable treatment, opportunities, and
Our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff represent
every state and more than 150 countries. Our internationally
recognized faculty are today's thought leaders in the areas of
public policy, law, the arts, communications, international
development, and more. Our staff are innovative, service-oriented,
and dedicated to moving the university towards achieving its
strategic goals. We are committed to an excellent experience for
all of our students, faculty and staff and share a passion for
creating change through our knowledge and our work.
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About the Department/Unit
American University’s Athletics Departments features Recreational
Sports and Fitness (RecFit)that offer gym memberships, intramural
and club sports, group exercise classes, wellness programs, and
RecFit Personal Training is comprised of three tiers: Student
Personal Trainers, Professional Personal Trainers, and Master
Personal Trainers, all of whom report to the Personal Training
RecFit Personal Trainers are part-time positions that help members
progress and achieve personal goals in health, fitness, and/or
performance through one-on-one, and/or small group
- RecFit Personal Trainers administer detailed fitness assessment
for members, design effective training programs based on individual
needs and goals, teach proper exercise form and technique, assist
with department projects, lead special events for members, help
promote programs and services, and offer responsible advice and
appropriate instruction in private or small group training
- RecFit Personal Trainers report to the Personal Training
Coordinator, the Manage on Duty (Mod) and RecFit Professional Staff
of Coordinators and Directors.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
- RecFit Personal Trainers conduct sessions and special events on
the AU campus, which includes two main fitness centers that feature
assorted equipment and group exercise studios, and a private
training facility, as well as access to courts in Bender Arena, the
Aquatics Center, and outdoor track and fields.
Required Education and Experience
- RecFit Personal Trainers are part-time employees that are
limited to 28 hours per week as personal trainers. RecFit Personal
Trainers are also eligible to work as Group Exercise Instructors
and hold other positions on campus.
Preferred Education and Experience
- RecFit Personal Trainers are required to have a current
certification in personal training and CPR/AED.
- No previous experience is necessary, but preferred.
- Experience in athletics, Group Exercise and previous leadership
roles as well as NCCA accredited certifications in personal trainer
are preferred but not required.
- Additional degrees, certifications, and experience are
preferred but not required.
- All RecFit Personal Trainers are expected to be professional
and act in accordance with the AU’s principles of conduct,
inclusivity, and respect.
AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching
retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their
families, several leadership development certificates, and has been
recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly
worksite.Click here to learn about American University's unique
benefit options .
Current American University Employees
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American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and
regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy),
age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal
appearance, gender identity and expression, family
responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran
status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases
under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its
programs and activities.
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