Oregon Health & Science University

Personal Trainer

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
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AFSCME union represented
March Wellness

Department Overview

Provide a safe, enriching environment, and build relationships with members. Provide testing and assessment using a variety of protocols. Design/prescribe and implement personalized fitness programs. Instruct members on proper exercise techniques.

Function/Duties of Position

  • Provide personal training service by developing exercise prescriptions and programs for members. Prescribe flexibility, cardiovascular, and strength training exercises to assist members in goal achievement. Maintain member information and tracking. Build a repeat clientele.
  • Greet members by name. Take heart rates and blood pressures as needed. Evaluate, correct, and instruct members on proper exercise techniques. Proactively provide appropriate direction to members performing dangerous or harmful exercises. Maintain a safe and clean environment for members.
  • Perform health appraisals using approved protocols. Provide facility orientations.
  • Respond to all emergencies

Required Qualifications

  • BS in exercise science or related health & wellness field.
  • Experience providing strength training, cardiovascular, and flexibility training principles and techniques.  Skill in exercise testing and evaluation of test data.  Experience in evaluating medications, contraindications and risk factors.

  • Strong customer service skills. Strong leadership abilities. Strong organizational skills. Excellent communication skills. Ability to communicate to members and staff in a courteous, friendly and professional manner. Ability to project and promote a healthy image. Ability to work independently, multi-task, be flexible and meet deadlines. Proficiency with MS Word and Excel.

  • Certification through a national organization such as ACSM, NSCA, NASM, ACE. BLS HeartCode or CPR, AED certification.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS in exercise science or related field.

  • Two years experience in the fitness industry.

  • BLS HeartCode and First Aid certification

Additional Details

This position requires a high level of physical activity, including standing for extended periods of time, demonstrating equipment use, and spotting. Ability to lift a minimum of 80 pounds essential.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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