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.
Department of Wellness and Sport
Department Specific Essential Job Functions:
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
Other duties as assigned.
Performs administrative and/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.
Will this employee supervise others?
No, this employee will NOT supervise other employees.
Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may
be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform essential functions.