Fitness Instructor/Trainer Opportunities

The Department of Campus Recreation & Wellness Fitness program is  now accepting applications for qualifed and certified Group Fitness Instructors/Personal Trainers.

Are you not currently a certified instructor or trainer but want to learn more about becoming one? The Fitness department regularly hosts certifications and workshops where individuals can become certified.  Click here for more information about upcoming certifications/workshops. 

The Fitness Department also hosts a Group Fitness and Personal Training Certifcation Prep Course based upon the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Curriculum.  Click here for more information about the RECFIT Program.  


Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Group Fitness Instructors are responsible for providing patrons with safe, fun, and effective group fitness programming across various formats.  The Group Fitness program targets 30,000 participants in more than 2,000 classes yearly.  Instructors must have a working knowledge in the latest fitness trends and hold a certification from one of the following organizations and a basic Adult CPR/AED certification: 

  • Primary Group Fitness Certification: American Council on Exercise (ACE), Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) 
  • Indoor Cycling: MadDogg or Schwinn
  • Yoga: Yoga Alliance or YogaFit 
  • Specialty: TRX, Zumba, Beachbody Live (Insanity, P90X, PiYO, Turbo Kick, Cize, Country Heat), Barre, R.I.P.P.E.D, Pound


Certified Personal Trainer

Trainers are responsible for providing clients with safe, fun, and effective training sessions to help clients reach their specific goals.  The Personal Training Program conducts more than 2,500 sesions yearly through individual, partney, and small group training.  Applicants need to have experience in conducting fitness assessments, designing/implementing progressive training sessions, superb time management and customer service skills.  Qualified applicants must hold a certification from an NCCA accredited organization. Examples include: 

  • American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • National Exercise Trainer Association (NETA)


Hiring Process

  1. Go to the UK Jobs Website, locate  the "Student Jobs"area and search for Campus Recreation.  Apply online for the Student Campus Recreation Position
  2. Send a copy Resume/Cover Letter to Fitness Services:
  3. Conduct an initial interview with Fitness Staff 
  4. Audition for position where applicant conducts  group fitness demo or mock training sessions to assess hands on skills. Evaluations will be conducted by members of the Fitness staff



Hiring Questions?  Email Fitness Services for assistance: