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Fitness Assistant

According to the Department of Education and the Federal Work-Study Program, there must be a written job description on file for each work-study position. Please be clear and specific when writing your job description(s), as they must accurately reflect the tasks and nature of the work your student employee(s) will complete.

Position Classification Title: Fitness Assistant

Assist community with Fitness needs. May be responsible for maintaining weight room equipment, instructing fitness classes with activity based on sound exercise programming principles, assisting with fitness testing procedures of body composition, anthropomorphic measurements, strength, endurance, and flexibility. Also completes appropriate paperwork and maintains testing equipment. Should possess knowledge of exercise physiology, basic anatomy and kinesiology, exercise programming, nutrition, and injury prevention/first aid concepts. Related experience and/or fitness related continuing education is desirable. Certification by a nationally accredited aerobic/dance organization may be required. Performs related tasks as assigned.

Student Learning Outcomes

As a result of development opportunities, training and work experience, student employees will be able to:

  • Observe participants and inform them of corrective measures necessary for skill improvement
  • Explain, exhibit and enforce safety rules and regulations governing sports, recreational activities, and the use of exercise equipment
  • Enhance their time management, problem solving and, teamwork skills
Position Classification # FWS Pay Rate Classification Summary
FTA 1 $8.00//hour No experience
FTA 2 $9.00/hour Some experience
FTA 3 $10.00/hour Vast experience and/or specialized skills/training