Recreational Sports holds interviews for Personal Trainers once a year in the spring. Individuals do not have to have a national fitness certification in order to interview to be a Personal Trainer at the Student Recreational Center. However, we encourage interested students to take the Personal Training Instruction Course held at the Student Rec Center every spring.
For more information regarding the hiring process click here.
Through one-on-one fitness assessments, consultations, and training sessions the Personal Trainer assists and supervises in the advancement and improvement of a client’s health and well-being. As a professional in the field of Exercise and Health, the Personal Trainer educates and motivates individuals on the benefits of exercise and nutrition through personal and professional relationships with clients and other fitness professionals. Trainers are required to work with the Trainers-in-Training, and are encouraged to be involved with various new employee training sessions.
Expectations & Responsibilities
- Become nationally certified within 6 months of beginning work as a Trainer with Rec Sports.
- Complete the 12-week Personal Trainer Instructional Course in the spring (if not completed before hiring, the trainer must complete the course the next year while on staff).
- Shadow and team-train with a supervising Trainer before taking clients on your own.
- Attend bi-monthly Personal Trainer meetings.
- Attend the Rec Sports Staff Training once/semester the day before school starts.
- Arrive on time to all meetings, workshops, training sessions and special events.
- Report to work at least 10 minutes before your session and have your client’s workout or session prepared beforehand.
- Maintain current CPR, First Aid, AED and national PT certifications.
- Keep up-to-date with the latest health and fitness trends. Continue your knowledge and education by attending workshops, presentations, expos, conferences, etc. to earn continuing education credits.
- Maintain open and frequent communication with the Assistant Director for Fitness and Wellness, the Graduate Assistant and your co-workers and return all emails and calls in a timely manner.
- Follow gym rules and guidelines including equipment use and dress code.
- Act in a professional manner at all times.
- Abide by the honor code.
- Prescribe safe and effective exercise programs for clients.
- Keep track of your clients’ sessions and payments.
- Be familiar with your client’s health history and medical limitations (if any).