Instructor Crystal teaching a zumba class

Join Our Staff

The Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness hires group fitness instructors and personal trainers to work in our SouthFit program.

Applicants must have a current CPR/AED certification and at least one group fitness or personal trainer certification from an accredited, nationally-recognized organization. 

Instructors and trainers who are part of our staff can receive: 

  • Complimentary CPR/AED/First Aid renewals
  • Potential funding toward Continuing Education Credits or more certifications

Group Fitness Instructor

Certified group fitness instructors lead classes such as step aerobics, bootcamp, functional training, TRX®, dance and Zumba®, water aerobics, yoga, Spinning®, body sculpt (resistance training), and more. Fitness classes run concurrent with the academic calendar. 

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.

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Personal Trainer

Certified personal trainers lead clients in exercise sessions at the Student Recreation Center.  Personal trainers may set their own schedule around their academic classes. 

Accepted personal trainer certifications include 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 will also be considered.

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Need Certification?

Have you thought about becoming a group fitness instructor or personal trainer, but aren’t sure how to get started? Please fill out this interest form and a staff member will contact you.  

Students interested in getting certified can apply for financial assistant toward their certification, along with complimentary use of study materials. 

Contact Us

Questions? Email or call 251-460-7268. 

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