Personal Trainer

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

58672 CSL-Ph Ed/Athletics

About the Unit
The University of Chicago is one of the nation's leading institutions of higher education and research. Campus and Student Life (CSL) is comprised of 20 departments that serve the University's 15,000 college, graduate, and professional school students, as well as the campus community more broadly. CSL is importantly charged with the dual task of supporting all students in the University, graduate and undergraduate, and managing multiple campus departments and services that serve the entire campus community. CSL's programs and services focus on supporting student academic success, providing opportunities for personal growth and leadership development, developing community and engagement through the residential housing and dining program, and in areas such as artistic expression, community service, spiritual exploration, and athletic competition. The University of Chicago community includes approximately 5,600 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate, professional, and other students and there are over 300 recognized student organizations working together to create a vibrant and dynamic student life. The University of Chicago is a member of the University Athletic Association and the NCAA (Division III). The University sponsors 20 varsity sports. The Department of Athletics & Recreation maintains an environment that supports the student athletes' commitment to thriving academically and athletically. A diverse, challenging athletic program supplements the rigorous academic curriculum. The lessons learned through athletic endeavors represent an invaluable part of the nonacademic aspects of a holistic education. Achieving this goal is based on a commitment to excellence.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Designs fitness programs for assigned clients and work with such clients in personal training sessions using the facilities provided in Ratner Athletics Center and Henry Crown Field House. Leads periodic classes and/or orientation sessions as assigned. Designs personal fitness programs for individual clients as assigned, following the results of the fitness assessments and client data provided.


  • Conducts individual personal and partner fitness training sessions for assigned clients in the Ratner Athletics Center and/or the Henry Crown Field House utilizing physiologically-sound and safe practices.
  • Cares for the equipment and supplies provided for training.
  • Leads classes and/or orientation sessions in fitness-related areas as assigned.
  • Refers clients, when indicated, to related providers for additional services: Student Care Center, FitChicago classes, physicians, nutritionists, smoking cessation workshops, etc.
  • Represents the Department of Athletics and Recreation in a professional and positive manner.
  • Maintains client records and assures the security and confidentiality of such records.
  • Maintain accurate work schedule records and submit prior to established deadlines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication required.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments concurrently required.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Master's degree preferred.

  • Experience in personal training, fitness instruction, or teaching preferred

Licenses and Certifications:

Certification as a "Personal Trainer" through one of the following national organizations required:
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • National Endurance and Sports Trainers Association (NESTA)
  • National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • National Exercise Trainers' Association (NETA)
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) required.
  • Current certification in CPR/AED required.

Technical knowledge and skills:
  • Knowledge of designing personal fitness programs for individual clients.
  • Knowledge of providing fitness assessment result to clients and providing data to clients.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?

Health Screen Required?

Posting Date

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Posting Statement:

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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Part time

About Us
The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.

We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

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Job No:
Posted: 5/10/2018
Application Due: 7/9/2018
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