Employment

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The Fitness Centers are primarily run from a dedicated and enthusiastic student staff. With over 60 students employed each semester, the Fitness Centers are one the largest campus employers. The following is a list of positions that are available each year. For more information, e-mail us at fitness@oswego.edu.

Facility Attendants 

This position is primarily responsible for checking in members, daily care and maintenance of equipment, and providing assistance to all members in a helpful manner. To apply, pick up and return an application at either fitness center or Residence Life and Housing. Click the follwing link to view and print the Facility Attendant Application. Filling out an application does not guarantee a position is available, however all applications will be kept on file until the end of the academic year. Much of the hiring occurs towards the end of April for the following academic year.  Also, check out the Facility Attendant job despription.

Personal Trainers 

This position is primarily responsible for creating and demonstrating basic exercise programs to Fitness Center Members. A person interested in becoming a personal trainer for the Fitness Center must complete "Introduction to Personal Training (HSC 232)". This 3 credit course introduces students to fundamentals of personal training and prepares the student to take a nationally accredited personal training certification exam. The class meets MWF from 12:40 - 1:35 or TR from 12:45 - 2:05. After successful completion of course, students will be invited to HSC 397 (Exploratory Practicum in Wellness Management) for the following semester. Successful completion of HSC 397 will result in being hired as a Personal Trainer. For more detailed information, please click here. For a full job description, please follow this link.

Group Exercise Instructors

This position is primarily responsible for leading a variety of group exercise classes including kickboxing, step, toning, indoor cycling and yoga. An 8-week training course is required for application process. The group exercise instructor and yoga courses are non-credit classes offered every spring semester and are open to everyone. Completion of course does not guarantee employment.  An informational session will be held at the beginning of the semester where training course dates will be announced.  A full job description can be found here. 

Student Managers 

This position is an unique and exciting leadership opportunity that is reserved for current student employees. The student managers have a variety of responsibilities including direct supervision of student staff, marketing, staff development, maintenance of equipment and assistance in all the overall Fitness Center programming. Student manager positions are also available for the personal training and group exercise programs.

Graduate Assistantship

The graduate assistants for the Fitness Centers work with the Fitness Center Manager in assuring the efficient and effective function of both facilities. A successful candidate for the position must be a full-time graduate student and matriculated into a graduate program at SUNY Oswego by the start of the employment. The next anticipated opening(s) will be for the Fall 2015 semester. For more information, check out the full job description.