Fitness

Jobs

overview

We're always looking for students to join our team of Fitness Professionals.  You don't need experience or certifications.  We'll help you with that.  What you do need is a passionate commitment to Fitness.

You'll also need timing.  Our hiring takes place once a semester.  Depending on where we are in the process -- and taking into account your experience and certifications -- we may have a match.  Have a read through the information below.  If you have questions, you'll find our email at the end of this page.  

The hiring process

For someone with no background or experience, the typical process has five steps:

Step 1:  Attend an info session(s).  You can do more than one if you're undecided.

Step 2:  Choose your path:  Group Fitness or Personal Training

Step 3:  Complete a multi-week certification course

Step 4:  Pass the certification exam

Step 5:  Complete the interview/audition with our Fitness Team

The info sessions aren't mandatory.  Skip them if you already know which path you want to take.  If you're already certified, then skip to Step 5 and let's set up an interview. 

covid-19

By now, you know the drill.  COVID-19 has changed the way we engage with each other, and the Fitness industry is no exception.  One day you'll be training on the gym floor, only to find the next day you're teaching bootcamp remotely from your living room.  The way we engage with our community may change, but our commitment to Fitness remains unwavering.  

info sessions

Our Fall 2020 info sessions were held at the beginning of July 2020.  Info sessions for Spring 2021 will be posted toward the end of the year, likely November or December 2020.  Depending on when you're reading this, there may still be time for you to join the certification trainings.  See the next section for details.

the trainings

Fall 2020 certification trainings will be held over the following dates:

  • Group Fitness:  Sep 14 - Oct 21, 2020
  • Personal Training:  Sep 15 - Nov 17, 2020 

More information on the trainings, along with the associated cost, can be found on this webpage.

already certified?

Not a problem.  Follow the steps below.

Group Fitness

If you already possess an accredited certification as a group fitness instructor through American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), or another similar credential AND you have experience leading group fitness classes such as Cycling, Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, or Strength-based classes please email our Group Fitness Coordinator, Asia Wright, at asiajwright@usf.edu with the following documents:

  1. Cover Letter -- detail what you are interested in teaching and why you would like to be a part of the group fitness team
  2. Resume - include your teaching experience
  3. Certifications -- current and valid

Personal Trainer

If you already possess an accredited certification as a personal trainer through American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), or another similar credential Please email Traci (smith127@usf.edu) with the following information:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Certifications - PT and CPR

questions

Get in touch at campusrec@usf.edu