Recreation and Wellness Center

Primary Function

To provide one-on-one fitness instruction to students desiring a program tailored to their specific needs and abilities. This program is designed to support students with disabilities in creating and maintaining an exercise plan.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Communicate with the Physical Therapy Faculty members to properly design a workout program that is suited for each individual, keeping in mind adaptation for each individual disability.
  • 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.
  • Perform follow-up assessments upon request to track client progress.
  • Maintain complete and accurate client files.
  • Ensure client adherence to safety and injury prevention techniques; prepare injury reports as required.
  • Execute emergency procedures when necessary.
  • Report any incident of injury, theft, or broken equipment to the Shift Supervisor on duty.
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings and trainings.
  • Communicate effectively with the Fitness Coordinator, Program Assistant, Adaptive Rec Coordinator, Professional Staff members, Building Managers, and peers.


  • Trainers must be enrolled in the Doctorate in Physical Therapy Program at UCF.
  • Maintain current 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.

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.