Personal Training Positions
Personal trainers consists of student staff in the ARC and CRCE facilities. If interested in the position of a personal trainer with Campus Recreation, certification is required. Campus Recreation supports the following personal training certifications: ACE, ACSM, NASM and NSCA.
When you apply for a personal training position with Campus Recreation, you will be required to show proof of your personal training certification or provide proof that you have purchased the study materials and exam. To be hired you will have a successful interview, and pass an in-house written and practical exam demonstrating the ability to be a quality personal trainer. The first semester you are hired will be spent going through training and mentoring other personal trainers.
Campus Recreation has an educational alliance with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and students can receive a 20% discount on their educational materials and exam. You will just need to contact NASM directly and let them know you are with the University of Illinois and would like to receive the discount. If you have questions pertaining to the certification process, please contact Brian Baxter.
Student Positions Available
Educate clients and enforce policies regarding safe and proper use of equipment and facility. Develop, document, and implement one-on-one, partner, or group workout programs that match the needs and goals of clients. Instruct clients on basic exercise physiology and inform them as to proper lifting and exercise techniques. Providing all the necessary information, techniques and proper procedures to working out and helping patrons stay active and healthy.
- Previous experience in supervising and instructing participants in a fitness environment is required.
- Includes office responsibilities associated with the successful operation of the personal training program. They are responsible for assigning new clients to the personal training staff and to assist with educational offerings for our personal trainers. They will also assist with client tracking and report generation and will also assist with the payroll procedures associated with the personal training program.