Designs fitness programs for assigned clients and work with such clients in personal training sessions using the facilities provided in Ratner Athletics Center and Henry Crown Field House. Leads periodic classes and/or orientation sessions as assigned. Designs personal fitness programs for individual clients as assigned, following the results of the fitness assessments and client data provided.
Conducts individual personal and partner fitness training sessions for assigned clients in the Ratner Athletics Center and/or the Henry Crown Field House utilizing physiologically-sound and safe practices.
Cares for the equipment and supplies provided for training.
Leads classes and/or orientation sessions in fitness-related areas as assigned.
Refers clients, when indicated, to related providers for additional services: Student Care Center, FitChicago classes, physicians, nutritionists, smoking cessation workshops, etc.
Represents the Department of Athletics and Recreation in a professional and positive manner.
Maintains client records and assures the security and confidentiality of such records.
Maintain accurate work schedule records and submit prior to established deadlines.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required.
Excellent communication skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication required.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments concurrently required.
Education, Experience or Certifications
Bachelor's degree required.
Master's degree preferred.
Experience in personal training, fitness instruction, or teaching preferred
Licenses and Certifications:
Certification as a Personal Trainer through one of the following national organizations required:
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
National Endurance and Sports Trainers Association (NESTA)
National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
National Exercise Trainers' Association (NETA)
American Council on Exercise (ACE) required.
Current certification in CPR/AED required.
Technical knowledge and skills:
Knowledge of designing personal fitness programs for individual clients.
Knowledge of providing fitness assessment result to clients and providing data to clients.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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