Position Title: Graduate Assistant for the Personal Fitness Program
Reports to: Dana Foster, Personal Fitness Coordinator; 319-273-5859. Recreation Services, WRC 101, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 50614-0201
Terms of Employment:
- For the fall semester: 20 hours per week, beginning August 26, 2019 and ending December 20, 2019.
- Does not include the week of Thanksgiving Break.
- For the spring semester: 20 hours per week, beginning January 13, 2020 and ending May 8, 2020. Does not include the week of Spring Break.
- Full assistantship salary for 2019-20 will be $5284 per semester.
- Graduate Assistants may qualify for in-state tuition and fees.
- Graduate Assistants receive University holidays and do not work during Thanksgiving Break, Spring
- Break, or the interims between semesters.
- For more information on the Graduate Assistantship System and procedures http://www.grad.uni.edu/assistantships/
- Assist with management of Personal Training program.
- Assist with client intakes, perform body composition analysis and fitness testing.
- Meet one on one with perspective clients to establish goals and review health histories.
- Assist with scheduling Personal Trainers with clients.
- Assist with evaluation of Personal Trainers.
- Assist with marketing of the Personal Training program and Course.
- Assist with workshop instruction, program planning, marketing, promotion and develop social media announcements for the Personal Training program.
- Coach Personal Training clients.
- Assist with the administration of group exercise programs may also be possible.
- Must be a full-time, degree seeking student in a UNI graduate program (e.g., Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs; Health Promotion, Leisure/Recreation or other closely related field preferred)
- Must be enrolled in 9 graduate credits each semester of assistantship.
- Maintain a UNI cumulative graduate GPA of at least 3.00. A newly admitted graduate student must have at least a 3.0 GPA for undergraduate or previous graduate work of at least 8 graded credit hours.
- Possess strong interpersonal, organization, and analytical skills.
- Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and to conduct oneself in a highly professional and ethical manner; and will have.
- A working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Adobe Acrobat Professional.
- Demonstrate evidence of competent writing and oral communication skills.
- B.A./B.S. degree in exercise science, or related field with a strong understanding of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, exercise prescription, and fitness assessment.
- National Certification in Personal Training in American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), or National Strength and Conditioning Associations (NSCA) preferred.
- Adult CPR /AED Certification.
Application Process and Deadline: To apply, email the completed Application Form for Graduate Assistantship (available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/assistantships), a letter of application, resume, and email addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) references to: Timothy Klatt, Associate Director/Recreation, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications received by April 30, 2019 will be given preferential consideration.