This position is a 2-year (4 semester plus summer) commitment as a full-time graduate student working as a graduate assistant within the Recreational Sports Department. Each position will work an average of 20 hours per week and receive a $1,661 monthly stipend and tuition waiver (student comprehensive fee is the responsibility of the graduate assistant). All offers are made contingent on acceptance to a Virginia Tech Graduate Program.
About Virginia Tech Recreational Sports
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, popularly known as Virginia Tech, has evolved into a comprehensive university of national and international prominence as Virginia's largest university with 30,000 students and one of the top 50 research institutions in the nation. We are located in Southwest Virginia, the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Department of Recreational Sports enhances the quality of life for the university community by educating and encouraging participation in activities that promote healthy lifestyles, social interactions, and leadership skills. The department creates an atmosphere that encourages individuals to develop life-long involvement in recreational activities and is dedicated to meeting the changing needs of a diverse community by offering quality structured and informal recreational opportunities.
Fitness Grad Assistant
Responsibilities:Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Fitness and the Fitness Coordinator, responsibilities include development and supervision of a comprehensive Fitness Program including group exercise, personal training, small group training, fitness assessment, strength and conditioning programming, wellbeing initiatives, and special events. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: leading evaluation committees, serving as an instructor for Exercise Leadership for-credit academic classes, planning ongoing education series, and implementing wellbeing programming.
Qualifications: Group Instruction OR Personal Training NCCA accredited fitness certification, 1-2 years of teaching/training experience. Preferred: experience in staff management, specialty certifications, involvement as an undergraduate in recreational sports.
To apply: Submit your materials through this Google form.
The Department of Recreational Sports operates within the Division of Student Affairs. The Department maintains two recreation/wellness facilities: McComas Hall and War Memorial Hall. McComas Hall offers three basketball/volleyball courts, an eight-lane indoor swimming pool, a weight training and cardiovascular workout area, two fitness studios, spin studio, fitness assessment center, TRX and core area, locker and shower facilities, equipment check out, an elevated jogging track, and a lounge area. The facility is also home to the Student Health and Counseling Centers. War Memorial Hall offers an indoor swimming pool and diving well, 6 basketball courts, 13 racquetball courts, 2 wallyball courts, a gymnastics room, locker and shower facilities, a handball court, a weight room, volleyball courts, a squash court, saunas, a dance/fitness room, and a multi-purpose room. The Department provides programs and services in open recreation, fitness, aquatics, instructional programs, intramural sports, sport clubs, outdoor recreation and special events. The Department also maintains the university tennis courts and golf course. For more information on the department, visit the Recreatio...nal Sports website: http://www.recsports.vt.edu. To learn more about the Division of Student Affairs visit www.dsa.vt.edu.