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Student Group Fitness Instructor (Technical) - Wellness & Sport (28488)

Employer
University of Central Oklahoma
Location
Main Campus - Edmond, OK, 73034

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Health & Medical, Allied Health
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Job Details

Job Location: Main Campus - Edmond, OK

Position Type: Student

Salary Range: $18.00 - $23.00 Hourly

Description

Hours per Week

10 maximum hrs/wk

College/Department Overview

This position will teach group exercise classes and must hold a current group fitness certification by a nationally recognized fitness association: ACE, ACSM, AFAA, or equivalent program.

Position Overview

Assist, lead or facilitate a specific program or activity related to recreation or fitness for a group or individual instruction. Ensure information is provided on proper procedures, techniques, and principles on safety, risk management and liability, sport specific rules, and university policy. May assist in ensuring facilities, equipment, and materials for recreational programs are maintained and in good working order.

Employment is per semester. This posting is to create a pool of interested applicants from which the Department may draw as positions become open.

Department Specific Job Functions

Conducts safe, effective and enjoyable exercise classes by providing excellent leadership, up-to-date quality instruction and high-energy motivation for Step, Hi/Low, Hip Hop, Strength Training, Kickboxing, Tai, Chi, Yoga, Pilates, Boot Camp, etc. programs. Posting Notice: This posting is to create a pool of interested applicants from which the Department may draw as positions become open. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications Enrollment Requirements

Fall/Spring Semesters: All student employees must be enrolled at least half time to be eligible to work any UCO student position. Half time enrollment for Fall/Spring is considered 5 hours for graduates and 6 hours for undergraduates. International students shall be enrolled full time to be eligible to work as a student worker. Full time enrollment is 9 credit hours for graduates and 12 credit hours for undergraduates.

Summer Semester: All student employees must be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours to be eligible to work a regular student position. Students not enrolled in summer classes must be enrolled in Fall classes in order to work on campus, but they (and the department) will be required to pay FICA taxes.

Enrollment Exception: If the number of credit hours needed to graduate is less than the minimum number of hours required to work, the student must obtain a letter from his/her Academic Advisor, stating the number of hours needed to graduate, and submit it to Human Resources. This pertains to both regular and Federal Work Study positions. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Qualifications/Experience Required

  • This position will teach group exercise classes and must hold a current group fitness certification by a nationally recognized fitness association: ACE, ACSM, AFAA, or equivalent program
  • Knowledge of and ability to communicate exercise physiology principles as related to a well-rounded fitness program. Physically fit to lead class at appropriate level. Ability to develop routines with appropriate music and choreography. Ability to communicate with a diverse group of individuals

Qualifications/Experience Preferred

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Dependable and thorough
  • Have sensitivity of intercultural communication, and good interpersonal skills
  • Current Adult CPR certification required. Current group fitness certification by a nationally recognized fitness association: ACE, ACSM, AFAA, or equivalent program

Physical Demands

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Organization

The University of Central Oklahoma prepares future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, ideally located in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Central offers an innovative learning community to its more than 17,000 students, where teaching comes first, a commitment seeded in the university's roots as a teaching college. Students at Central develop personal relationships with more than 450 full-time faculty, 450 adjunct faculty and over 850 staff, like 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year, Dr. Wei Chen, who are committed to transforming lives.

With 117 undergraduate majors and 59 graduate programs, Central is a smart investment for students dedicated to their future success. Notable academic programs include Forensic Science, Music Theatre, Mass Communications, Accounting, the region's only accredited Professional Golf Management program, Jazz Studies and the Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO, located in downtown Oklahoma City's Bricktown district.

Central's appealing 210-acre campus is on track to become a certified botanical garden, offering both a pleasing learning and living environment and a source of pride for students, employees and alumni. In fact, Central is ranked among the top universities nationally in residence life and as one of the top universities to work for by the "Chronicle of Higher Education." Central is also an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site, and hosted the 2010 World Sitting Volleyball Championships on campus.   Founded in 1890, Central is the state's first public institution of higher learning, and continues to cultivate creativity and innovation in every corner of campus, bringing to life its core values of Character, Community and Civility each day.

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MISSION

The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) exists to help students learn by providing transformative education experiences to students so that they may become productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders serving our global community. UCO contributes to the intellectual, cultural, economic and social advancement of the communities and individuals it serves.

VISION

UCO will become one of the Top 10 metropolitan universities of our kind in the United States by providing a transformative education as well as development experiences that help learners achieve their highest level of leadership potential.

CALL TO ACTION

The University of Central Oklahoma transforms each student by focusing our resources on the Central Six tenets of transformative learning. 

All students will be transformed with:

  • Discipline Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities
  • Service Learning and Civic Engagement
  • Global and Cultural Competencies
  • Health and Wellness

Transformative learning is a holistic process that places students at the center of their own active and reflective learning experience.

About Edmond/Oklahoma City Metro

The University of Central Oklahoma is located in Edmond, a part of the growing, thriving Oklahoma City metropolitan area. At Central, our students, faculty and staff get the best of both worlds - the "small town" feel of Edmond, with the big city excitement of the Oklahoma City metro. Both the Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro consistently rank nationally among the safest, most affordable and most exciting places to live. In fact, Edmond recently ranked among the best places to live in the nation by Money Magazine and Family Circle magazine, and Oklahoma City ranked sixth in the nation for the "Best Places for Young Adults" by Portfolio.com. From year-round arts, music and theater offering, to exciting sporting events like the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, to first class shopping, dining and more, Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro offer a diverse, active, culturally enriched lifestyle that's on the move to even bigger and better opportunities.

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