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Group Fitness Instructor (student employment)

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Position Information

Working Title Group Fitness Instructor (student employment)
Department Campus Recreation
Type of Work Study Federal, Institutional, Graduate
Building/Office Location HC - A. D. Albright Health Center
Work Schedule


Job Description

To instruct Norse Fitness classes in a fun, safe and effective manner. Provide an encouraging and motivating atmosphere while helping participants achieve their fitness goals. Retain participants by building relationships while providing excellent customer service.

Primary Responsibilities

1.Represent the Department of Campus Recreation as a Group Fitness Instructor for the Fitness Program in a positive and responsible manner.
2. Provide excellent customer service.
3. Develop safe and effective group exercise classes based on given format.
4. Keep all certifications up to date through continuing education etc.
5. Educate participants about the fitness benefits of each exercise within the class.
6. Attend ALL mandatory training’s/meetings.
8. Teach accident prevention and proper techniques within given format.
9. Clear communication is a must.


1. Ability to follow written and verbal directions.
2. Must be able to commit to at least 2 semesters of teaching classes.
3. Ability to work independently without constant supervision.
4. Must be friendly and customer service oriented.
5. Must be punctual and professional at all times.
6. Ability to teach at a variety of times.
7. Ability to attend all in-service training’s and meetings.
8. Ability to complete in-house Group Fitness Instructor Training (GFIT) or National Certification such as AFAA- Primary Group Fitness, ACE – Group Fitness Instructor, Zumba, etc.

1. CPR/AED, and First Aid certification or the ability to obtain.

1. To maintain fitness level required to be a group fitness instructor.
2. Attend and perform successfully at ALL in-service meetings/training’s .

1. Must meet University requirements for enrollment and student employment.

  • Must be willing to complete in house training (GFIT) through Norse Fitness or have a national certification *

Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

Minimum Education High School Diploma
Pay Rate $8.00-$16.00

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number 2016621
Job Open Date 11/11/2016
Job Close Date
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Are you a current NKU Student?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Are you currently certified by ACE, AFAA or a national organization to teach group fitness?
    • No Response
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Are you eligible for student employment at NKU?
    • No Response
    • Yes
    • No
  4. If you are eligible for employment at NKU, are you FWS or IWS? You may need to talk to Student Financial Services prior to answering this question.
    • No Response
    • Yes
    • No
    • Unsure
  5. Are you interested in completing the Group Fitness Instructor Training?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. References