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Prairie View A&M University Work Study Assistant | Fitness Instructor in United States

Job Title

Work Study Assistant | Fitness Instructor


Prairie View A&M University



Proposed Minimum Salary

$10.00 hourly

Job Location

Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Student Worker

Job Description

The Fitness Instructor will closely monitor all activities on the fitness floor and provide assistance to users as needed. Fitness Instructors ensures the safety and exercise efficacy of all fitness areas through education on weight room etiquette, proper strength and resistance training techniques, correct use of fitness equipment, maintaining cleanliness and proper functioning of all fitness equipment and areas, and enforcement of all user policies and procedures. Fitness Instructors will also have the opportunity to lead group fitness classes


  • Monitor all fitness areas by continuously walking throughout the floor. Be aware of patrons and activities taking place at all times

  • Assist patrons with proper equipment use and safety

  • Provide general fitness education to users

  • Enforce all Wellness and Recreation policies and rule

  • Teaches scheduled classes, beginning and ending on time; provides adequate warm-up, exercises, stretching, and cool down

  • Prepare facility for daily opening/closing by following established procedure

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Education and Experience:

  • Presently enrolled for at least nine (9) graduate or six (6) undergraduate semester credit hours during the term in which the work is to be done.

  • Must be in academic good standing (SAP) as demonstrated through your college; minimum 2.0 GPA

  • No prior experience necessary

  • For work eligibility during a summer term, a student must be enrolled for at least six (6) graduate or undergraduate semester credit hours during the term in which the work is to be done or preregistered at least six (6) undergraduate semester hours or nine (9) graduate semester hours for the upcoming fall term.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • CPR/AED and First Aid certification, or, must receive certification within 30 days of hire

  • Any fitness certification, or obtain certification within 60 days of hire

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of human anatomy, kinesiology, and training principles

  • Knowledge of personal training and group fitness teaching strategies and the incorporation of music,tempo, cuing technique, and rhythm

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants interested in teaching classes must be available to teach any of the following times: Open - 10 am and/or 11 am - 1 pm and/or 4 pm - Close

Job Posting Close Date:

  • 01/31/2023

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Resume

  • Detailed Class Schedule

  • Award Letter (Work-Study positions only)

Application Submission Guidelines:

The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1793 or should you need assistance with the online application process.

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU career site.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses, and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System.  The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research, and service. PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston.

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Your career opportunities with a “University of the First Class” begins here!

Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/ Veterans/ Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (936) 261-1730.

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