Fitness & Wellness Graduate Assistant

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Fitness & Wellness Graduate Assistant 

Student Engagement & Enrollment Services, Recreation & Wellness 

Number of Positions: 2

Job Summary: The Fitness & Wellness Graduate Assistant assists the Fitness & Wellness Director and Fitness & Wellness Coordinator with the administration of the Fitness & Wellness programs for Old Dominion University. 

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Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Staff training and evaluation of Fitness Specialists, Personal Trainers and Wellness Specialists 
  • Assist with program implementation of Monarch Wellness 
  • Coordination of fitness & wellness programming at the SRC and UFC 
  • Instruct the Personal Trainer Prep Course 
  • Develop and manage policies and procedures for Fitness & Wellness Staff 
  • Serves as an official representative of the Recreation and Wellness Department 
  • Assist with and implement Fitness & Wellness special events and other duties assigned 

Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • Work experience in exercise science, health promotion or related field 
  • Work experience with personal training, group exercise, and wellness programming 
  • A strong background in exercise prescription and testing 
  • American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association or other national certification 
  • CPR, First Aid, and AED certification 
  • Possess good written and verbal skills 
  • Computer proficient with Word, Excel, and Publisher 

For More Information, Please Contact:  

Mary Healey, Assistant Director Fitness & Wellness, 1207 Student Recreation Center, 757-683-4607,  

Position Reports to: Mary Healey 

Knowledge and Skills Derived from Experience 

  • Experience conducting fitness assessments and exercise prescription 
  • Experience training fitness specialists, and personal trainers 
  • Experience supervising a fitness center and staff 
  • Experience evaluating programs and employees 
  • Experience in budget management and inventory control 
  • Experience working with a team of Recreation & Wellness professionals 

Compensation: A stipend of $10,000 will be paid over the fall and spring semesters. There is a 61% tuition and fees waiver for eligible out-of-state students. A full tuition waiver will be offered for Ph.D. students. 

Length of Assistantship: 10 months 

How to Apply: If you are able – Complete this online application! If you cannot click hyperlink, then please visit the following website to complete an online application: