Personal Trainer

Columbus State University

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Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Personal Trainer

Job ID: 235904
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Part Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Summary
Personal trainers are responsible for educating clients and enforcing policies regarding safe and proper use of equipment. Individuals holding this position must be able to develop, document, and implement one-on-one, partner, or group workout programs that match the needs and goals of clients. This person must be able to instruct clients on basic exercise physiology and inform them of proper lifting and exercise techniques. This person will have knowledge of all fitness floor policies and be able to communicate to a diverse group of patrons why the policies are in place.

  • Personal Training for clients.
  • Conduct fitness assessments.
  • Arrive at least 10 minutes prior to scheduled appointment.
  • Knowledge of fitness equipment and exercises.
  • Provide patrons with a detailed individualized workout program based on their fitness results.
  • Act in a professional manner by upholding SRC policy when involved in conflict management with patrons, students and staff.
  • Attend all monthly mandatory meetings and semester trainings.
  • Provide customer service by assisting patrons and clients via spotting, answering questions on exercise and techniques as well as demonstrations on fitness equipment.
  • Develop and present fitness and wellness related workshops.
  • Actively market and promote current facilities and programs hosted by Campus Recreation.

Required Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • National fitness certification (ACE, ACSM, AFAA or equivalent).
  • Has current CPR/AED certification or can acquire within 90 days of hire.
  • Prior experience teaching/leading group classes.
  • Knowledge in a variety of Group Fitness classes.
  • Have current certification(s) for specific class format.
  • Knowledge of strength training and cardiovascular exercise.

Proposed Salary

Required Documents to Attach
Resume/Cover Letter

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Dependability, responsibility, and punctuality
  • Professional attire and behavior (Fitness staff shirt, athletic bottoms, closed toe shoes)
  • Knowledge of, and interest in, recreation and fitness activities
  • Enthusiasm, desire to learn, and desire to work as part of a team
  • Ability to operate independently within departmental standards of conduct and professional expectations
  • Awareness of and appreciation for individual uniqueness and diversity
  • Ability to obtain certifications in Professional Rescuer CPR, Standard First Aid.
  • Ability to work during academic year
  • Ability to work during school breaks and holidays
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent decision-making ability.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe and appropriate operation of standard fitness equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of proper exercise form and human anatomy.
  • Demonstrated exercise science knowledge.
  • Willing to work early mornings.
  • Reasonable level of fitness.

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 706-507-8920 or email to [email protected].

Conditions of Employment
A successful criminal background check will be required as a conditioin of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Columbus State University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a sense of belongingness for a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It is the policy of Columbus State University to recruit, hire, train, promote, and educate persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of over 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. It maintains two campuses: its original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus, and its RiverPark campus, nestled in the city’s historic downtown overlooking the Chattahoochee River. Columbus, Georgia, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community, which is an asset to the university’s recruitment and retention success. With an annual economic impact exceeding $247 million, CSU is a top-10 employer in a community of 350,000 residents that is also home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. Learn more about the area and its diverse business, recreational and social amenities at

The university’s 14 men’s and women’s NCAA Division II sports teams compete in the Peach Belt Conference, which adds to CSU’s vibrant campus life experience. The university serves the greater Columbus region through its abundant art, music and theatre offerings, as well as its nationally recognized outreach programs that span topics ranging from art and science appreciation to leadership development.

Guiding the university is its current seven-year strategic plan ( and the core values that undergird it and all that Columbus State is. CSU’s commitment to fostering greater inclusion and diversity, found among its core values, includes a focus on attaining “a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population.” This commitment is woven through the university’s student and employee recruitment, retention and mentoring programs.
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