Fitness Specialist I

Job Title: Fitness Specialist I
Position No.: OTH-FT-BFC-10302014
Department(s):   Bradshaw Fitness Center
Reports To: Associate Director of Operations
Job Status: Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

Position is responsible for providing fitness assessments, floor monitoring, student worker training & development, personal training sessions, and conducting group exercise classes to new and established members of the Fitness Center. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to perform all job related activities as outlined below.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conducts fitness assessments and exercise orientation sessions for all new members.
  • Provides floor monitoring services:  palpating heart rate, recording blood pressure and educating members about personal exercise programs.  Directs members to other Fitness Center programs and services, when appropriate.
  • Develops comprehensive individual exercise programs according to the participants needs, focusing on warm up, muscular skeletal stimulus, cardiovascular programming, flexibility, and cool down.  Leads group exercise classes in the areas of strength, endurance and aerobic activities.
  • Provides excellent customer service by responding to members request in a timely, professional manner for the purpose of promoting quality customer service.
  • Conducts equipment care and maintenance by cleaning and lubricating exercise equipment.
  • Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education, skills competency, supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff. 
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Exhibit an active Christian faith.
  • Other duties as assigned


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science or related field required.
  2. Minimum of one year fitness/personal training experience.
  3. Must possess a personal training certification such as, ACE, NSCA, ACSM or equivalent certification. CrossFit Level 1 certification is a plus but not required.
  4. CPR/AED certified required.  First Aid certified preferred but not required.

Additional Info:


Houston Baptist University is committed to maintaining a teaching faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith. The Preamble to the By-Laws of the University sets forth a statement of belief which each University employee is expected to support and personify. Your submittal of an application for employment indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of personnel.


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