Recreation and Wellness Center

Primary Function

To provide one-on-one fitness instruction to individuals desiring a program tailored to their specific needs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with clients to establish realistic yet challenging goals and meet their expectations.
  • Determine format and content of exercise/activity program based on individual client needs.
  • Plan and implement individualized exercise/activity programs for clients in general fitness, and/or specialized areas such as aerobics, stretching/flexibility training, circuit training, or sports performance.
  • Independently demonstrate and instruct clients on proper technique in standard and specialized exercise areas.
  • Conduct Fitness Assessments as assigned.
  • Maintain complete and accurate client files.
  • Ensure client adherence to safety and injury prevention techniques; prepare injury reports as required.
  • Maintain a minimum of 3 clients.
  • Arrive on time for all sessions; at least 15 minutes prior to initial assessments and 10 minutes before training sessions.
  • Present a neat, well-groomed, professional appearance.
  • Execute emergency procedures when necessary.
  • Report any incident of injury, theft, or broken equipment to the Supervisor on duty.
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings and trainings.
  • Communicate effectively with the Fitness Coordinator, Shift Supervisors, Fitness Leads, Professional Staff members, Building Managers, and fellow peers.


  • Complete a minimum of one semester as an RWC Fitness Attendant.
  • Complete the progression log pertaining to Personal Training.
  • Pass the Fitness Attendant evaluation in order to progress to a “Developing Personal Trainer.”
  • Possess a current personal training certification from a nationally recognized certifying body (AFAA, ACE, ACSM, NASM, or NSCA/CSCS preferred).
  • Maintain current American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid certifications.
  • Possess team oriented ideals, willingness to work hard, and a drive to work independently.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and organizational skills.
  • Maintain a clean and safe workout environment.
  • Act in a professional manner and respect clientele at all times.
  • Currently enrolled UCF student (per UCF HR policy, graduate students require background check)
  • Pass the evaluation as a Developing Personal Trainer in order to progress to a full time trainer.

Assumption of Risk Statement

Participation in Recreation and Wellness Center programs is completely voluntary. Individuals participate at their own risk and assume responsibility for their own health and safety. The University of Central Florida and the Recreation and Wellness Center are not liable for injuries sustained during participation in a Recreation and Wellness Center sponsored activity. It is strongly recommended that all participants consult a physician and/or have a physical exam prior to participation. The University of Central Florida does not provide personal accident/health insurance. Therefore, participants are urged to secure their own insurance. You may suffer physical and/or mental injury from participating in these activities.