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Personal Trainer/Fitness Assessment Administrator

Contact Person: Jason Townsend, Assistant Director for Fitness

Phone: 325-7981

Email: jtownsend@saffairs.msstate.edu

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct one-on-one exercise sessions with Sanderson Center members.
  • Utilize ACSM guidelines to design exercise programs tailored to individual needs.
  • Ensure the safety and appropriateness of exercises selected for individual workouts.
  • Recommend classes and equipment to clients.
  • Correct form and teach exercise and conditioning technique to clients within sessions.
  • Conduct fitness evaluations on clients in a professional manner.
  • Be competent in the following testing procedures:  resting heart rate, blood pressure, body composition, cardio-respiratory fitness, upper & lower body flexibility, and muscular endurance.
  • Deliver results in a clinical manner, refraining from judgment beyond the category in which the result fall.
  • Responsible for thorough communication with patron throughout the test, seeking out warning signs for omitting or stopping testing if there is a potential danger to the patron.
  • Sign up client for personal training via the approved method of placing the client on the waiting list or directly in the schedule if possible.
  • Enforce Recreational Sports policies in a clear and fair manner.
  • Provide modifications of exercises based upon the client’s level of fitness and personal choice.
  • Act as a customer service representative to patrons and clients in the Sanderson Center.
  • Complete required forms legibly and in a timely manner.
  • Assist with emergency procedures and evacuations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Expectations:

  • Presents a professional appearance and attitude.
  • Maintains a high standard of customer service.
  • Demonstrate strong initiative.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of diversity.
  • Acts an ambassador for Recreational Sports both at work and away.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled in MSU with a minimum 2.25 GPA.
  • Fitness training successfully completed or in possession of a current certification from one of the following certifying bodies:  the ACSM, NSCA, AFAA, ACE, or Cooper Institute.
  • Ability to communicate and articulate exercise guidelines and posture to clients.
  • Availability includes a minimum of 4 sessions/week along with Fitness Assistant/Lead Trainer Shifts.
  • Currently certified in First Aid, AED, and CPR through the American Red Cross.

Working Conditions:

  • Maximum hours allowed per week are 19 (average 15)
  • Work shifts include morning, afternoon, evening and weekend hours.
  • Some required holiday hours.

Pay Rate: $8.00/hour

Job Applications: Download Application (Adobe PDF Format)

Return completed application to the Member Services Office at the Joe Frank Sanderson Center.