UREC compliments many academic programs offered at WSSU and serves as a laboratory for unlimited educational endeavors. Through volunteering, field experience, internships, work-study, and campus jobs students receive practical hands-on learning.

Opportunities include working in the fitness areas, teaching group fitness and becoming a personal trainer. Training is provided for each opportunity. Paid positions in the fitness areas are limited to current students. Exceptions may apply for group fitness instructors only. Non-student volunteers may apply.

Minimum Requirements for Personal Training or Group Fitness

  • 30 hours of completed academic credit
  • 50 hours of volunteer or paid work experience in university Recreation
  • 2.5 Grade Point Average
  • Sophomore standing
  • First Aid and CPR Certification
  • Successful Audition
  • Successful Interview

UREC requires all personal trainers and group fitness instructors to have a national certification. Assistance and guidance in obtaining a certification is offered to students. Skill coaching by professional staff and other certified staff is available. For more information contact Vanessa Hood, the Associate Director at 336-750-3353.