Personal Trainers consist of student staff in the ARC and CRCE facilities. Applicants interested in a position as a Personal Trainer with Campus Recreation are required to be a current student of the University of Illinois and;

  1. Hold a Nationally Recognized certification, example. ACEACSMNASM, and NSCA, etc. or
  2. Complete the in-house  Illinois Personal Training Prep Course

All applicants who are invited to an interview will be required to do a (30-minute) session demonstration with a case study client and a 20-minute traditional interview.

Campus Recreation has an educational alliance with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and students can receive a 20% discount on their educational materials and exam. Contact  NASM directly and let them know you are affiliated with the University of Illinois and would like to receive the discount.

Student Positions

Personal Trainer

  • Educate clients and enforce policies regarding the safe and proper use of equipment and facility.
  • Develop, document, and implement one-on-one, partner, or group workout programs that match the needs and goals of clients.
  • Instruct clients on basic exercise physiology and inform them as to proper lifting and exercise techniques.
  • Providing all the necessary information, techniques, and proper procedures for working out and helping patrons stay active and healthy.

Program Assistant

  • Previous experience in supervising and instructing participants in a fitness environment is required.
  • Includes office responsibilities associated with the successful operation of the personal training program.
  • They are responsible for assigning new clients to the personal training staff and assisting with educational offerings for our personal trainers.
  • They will also assist with client tracking, report generation, and the payroll procedures associated with the personal training program.

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