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.