We accept applications year-round for certified group fitness instructors. Our classes include step aerobics, bootcamp, INSANITY® Live, TRX®, Zumba®, water aerobics, yoga, Spinning®, body sculpt (resistance training), and more.
Start Date: Ongoing; instructors can be hired mid-semester.
Hours per week: 2-20
Certifications Required: Must have current CPR/AED certification and at least one group fitness certification. Accepted certifications and trainings include AFAA Primary Group Exercise Instructor, ACE Group Exercise Instructor, NETA (any group or specialty certification), Mad Dogg Spinning® Instructor, YogaFit Level 1, Zumba® Instructor, and more.
Pay rate: $12.00-$17.00 per class, based on experience and qualifications.
Start Date: Ongoing; trainers can be hired mid-semester.
Hours per week: 2-20
Certifications Required: Must have current CPR/AED certification and at least one accredited personal trainer certification from an organization such as ACE, AFAA, NASM, NETA, ACSM, or NSCA. Other accredited fitness certifications will be considered. Applicants with a B.S. degree in kinesiology or exercise science with experience training clients will also be considered.
Pay rate: $12.00-$17.00 per session, based on experience and qualifications.
Have you thought about becoming a group fitness instructor or personal trainer, but aren’t sure how to get started? Check out our non-credit courses that teach hands-on skills and prepare you for a fitness certification:
G.F.I.T. (Group Fitness Instructor Training) is hosted every Fall semester. The Fall 2019 course will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, August 28-November 13, 2:30-3:20 PM in the Student Recreation Center classroom.
P.F.I.T. (Personal Fitness Instructor Training) is hosted every Spring semester.
Cost for G.F.I.T. or P.F.I.T. is $25/students, $50/USA employees, and $75 general public. Register and pay via the Campus Recreation Portal.
Please also see our other upcoming fitness certifications and continuing education workshops we are hosting at the Student Recreation Center.