Campus Recreation provides in house training for a number of positions listed below. Click on available links for details on training for future employment.
Responsible for providing a clean, safe, and helpful fitness environment for the users of the Recreation and Fitness Center, as well as provide assistance to those working out, and act as a reliable fitness resource. Your role in the Fitness Center is to facilitate a positive experience for every patron who enters the facility. You are expected to serve as a resource for basic exercise and fitness information as students and members may come to you with questions so you will need to remain friendly, approachable, reliable, and knowledgeable. There are daily tasks and requirements that must be done while on shift but your role is more than that; you are here to ensure patrons have a safe and great experience. You are the face of Campus Recreation.
Intramural Sports Officials are responsible for providing an atmosphere of fun in a competitive, yet safe environment. Officials must uphold the rules and regulations of all Intramural Sport activities in a reasonable, impartial and professional manner.
Competitive Sports Event Managers are responsible for assisting with the oversight of the day to day operations of the Sport Clubs Program. This includes on-site management of activities at the Recreation and Fitness Center and Henderson Field Complex. In addition, event managers will also assist in the operation of the Intramural Sports program in conjunction with the Competitive Sports supervisors and on occasion serve in a scorekeeper role for select Intramural Sports.
Competitive Sports Supervisors are responsible for the oversight of the day to day operations of the Intramural Sports Program including facilities, equipment, officials and participants. This includes on-site management of activities at the Recreation and Fitness Center and Henderson Field Complex. Minimum requirements include: Previous work experience within Campus Recreation as an official, Completion of or concurrent enrollment in “Introduction to Leadership” Course, Must be a currently enrolled student with a minimum overall GPA or 2.7, First Aid/CPR certified.
Aquatic center lifeguards are primarily responsible for guest safety. This includes maintaining equipment, enforcing guidelines, member service and keeping areas clean and well organized. Current American Red Cross Lifeguard and First Aid/CPR certifications are required for this position.
Responsible for inspections and minor repairs of fitness equipment and facility issues. Maintenance ensures that all fitness equipment is functioning properly at all times. In addition, Maintenance is responsible for event set up, pressure washing, painting, installation, and drywall repairs. Special projects are assigned frequently.
Your role as a Personal Trainer at Florida Atlantic University Recreation and Fitness Center is to work on-on-one or with small groups in similar fitness condition of students/members. It is the Trainers responsibility to design and implement workout regimen for each client based of their current fitness level and goals that is safe and effective. Personal Trainers are required to earn their Personal Training certification from a nationally accredited organization (AFAA, AEC, ACSM, NASM, NSCA) Preference given to those that complete the PT Prep Course held in the Fall semester through the Department of Campus Recreation.
Learn about our personal trainer prep course.
Your role as a group fitness instructor at Florida Atlantic University Recreation and Fitness Center is to be a fitness professional by instructing group exercise classes. You will work with groups of students/members of various sizes, ages, and backgrounds so adaptability is a must. It is your responsibility to plan and manage classes and workouts that reflect the format you are intended to teach so that all participants have a safe and positive experience. All instructors are required to hold a nationally recognized fitness certification, and currently be CPR/AED and First Aid Certified.
Preference given to those that complete the Group Fitness Prep Course held through the Department of Campus Recreation.
Your role as a Small Group Training Instructor at Florida Atlantic University Recreation and Fitness Center is to instruct high quality fitness programs based on your specific area of expertise. Each instructor is responsible for developing a safe and effective program, and providing a positive experience for all participants. All instructors are required to currently be CPR/AED and First Aid Certified.
This is a leadership role designed for students to advance their fitness experience by building supportive relationships with staff and other leadership members and take an active role in shaping the direction and future of the department. High expectations are placed on the Fitness Manager to be involved in programs, events, and committees (if possible) and requires a significant amount of time in the facility working with professional staff, members, and peers/coworkers. Fitness Managers should currently hold a certification in either Group Fitness or Personal Training and have the desire to learn the other area by being involved in the Prep Course.
Hosts are responsible for delivering quality guest service. This includes answering questions by phone and in person, equipment checkout, enforcing guidelines, keeping areas clean and organized and assisting with facility supervision.
Trip Leaders are responsible for planning and leading adventure trips and manage risks during the activities. Trip leaders are required to go through a semester-long training that consists of weekly workshops, Wilderness First-Aid certification, and a training expedition during part of spring break. Base Camp staff manage outdoor equipment gear rental and assist with logistics for adventure trips and Camp Owls. Challenge Course Facilitators develop and facilitate group development programs based on client goals. There is a 40-hour training that includes technical and interpersonal skills training conducted at the beginning of semesters. You may request to shadow a program to learn more about what facilitators do on the job. BelayMasters supervise programs at the climbing center as well as assist on non-team building programs on the challenge course.