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Group Fitness Instructors

The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX

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Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

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Position Title:

Group Fitness Instructors


Campus Recreation



Job Family:

Campus Recreation

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Work Hours:


Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday; 8:00am-8:00pm

  • 6 to 10 hours

Open to:

External and Internal


Hourly rate is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience up to $21.00.


Funding expected to continue

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University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

Job Summary:

Group Fitness Instructors plan and design effective, efficient, safe, and comprehensive group exercise classes for a diverse population that target all ages and stages.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Group Fitness Instructor responsibility include proper group fitness class design, plan and exercise knowledge, teaching/coaching proper exercise form, technique, cueing properly at all times, effective, and safe workouts.
  • As a Group Fitness Instructor, you must have excellent communication, time management skills, maintaining proper alignment, making appropriate music playlists for fitness classes, and ensure and monitor progress with the exercises being taught.
  • Group Fitness Instructor is responsible for keeping a record of hours worked and giving options to our diverse population of all ages and stages.
  • Extensive knowledge in teaching group fitness classes, communication, social media, and teaching virtually is a must.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess one (1) year of group fitness experience or a group fitness certification (or equivalent) training from a collegiate fitness program.
  • Must possess a current CPR/AED certification from the American Heart Association or Red Cross.
  • Please submit proof with your resume and application.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least one (1) year of group fitness experience.
  • Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Communication, Nursing or other related fields of study.
  • General exercise and fitness knowledge and involvement.
  • Knowledge in proper form and cueing.
  • Experience in teaching virtually and social media management.
  • Excellent communication, time management, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Leadership capabilities and general customer service and social skills.
  • Capacity to be a punctual, reliable, flexible and adaptable team member.

CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.


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