Fitness Specialist

Currently accepting applications.

Responsible for providing fitness and wellness services, including fitness assessments, equipment orientations, and personal exercise programs. 

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Start Date: Fall 2022

Duration: academic year

Hours: part time, flexible around academic schedule

Location: Allendale, Recreation Center some downtown hours may be requested


Required Qualifications:

  • Must have at least 3 semesters remaining as a GVSU student

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MOV 320 & 321, Exercise Testing and Programming
  • MOV 300, Kinesiology
  • MOV 304, Exercise Physiology
  • Must have excellent time management, customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in health, fitness, or related field


  • Attend scheduled meetings and training sessions
  • Fulfill mentorship responsibilities as needed
  • Provide UFit services to clients
  • Conduct health and fitness assessments
  • Design individualized exercise programs
  • Lifestyle management and goal setting with clients
  • Equipment orientations
  • Client file management
  • Assist with Fitness and Wellness programs, special events, clinics, and presentations
  • Other responsibilities determined by interest and qualifications of applicant

Student Wage Rates


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  • Students may work a maximum of 25 hours per week during the academic year.
  • Wage rates are based off the 2017-2018 requirements. Go to Student Employment- Wage Rates on the GVSU webpage for updates and additional information.
  • Additional compensation may include partial funding towards registration costs to sit for an exam for personal training, strength and conditioning, or other related certification.
  • Students become eligible for a step increase after two semesters of employment with the same department or after obtaining accreditation and approval to work with personal training clients at the department’s discretion. A student’s performance evaluation will be the tool used in the determination of a step increase.

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