Oregon Health & Science University

Certified Personal Trainer

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
March Wellness
Salary Range
$33.77 - $46.36 per hour

Department Overview

At March Wellness & Fitness Center we address the many dimensions of wellness – physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, financial, social and creative – that when combined make each of us unique. At march, members and health practitioners work together to develop a wellness program that draws on a variety of approaches, traditional and novel, to meet an individual's health needs. 



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  • Medical and Dental and other insurance benefits when working hours are met. Eligible family members, including domestic partners, may be enrolled in the plans as well.
  • Retirement: You will be eligible to participate in our voluntary savings plan upon hire. You will also be able to participate on the first day of the month following six full months of employment in either the University Pension Plan (UPP) or the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP).
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: Flexible Spending Accounts represent a convenient, cost effective way to manage dependent and health care expenses. Through payroll deductions, you may use pre-tax dollars to defray costs related to care for your children and/or parents as well as to address those health care expenses otherwise not eligible for reimbursement under any other plan.
  • Up to two weeks of Paid Time Off per year (0.038 PTO accrued per hour worked)
  • Employee Tuition Benefits: OHSU encourages your continued professional development and, to that end, provides tuition subsidies, as specified in the plan, for coursework at any college or university in the Oregon University System, Portland Community College or OHSU.
  • Professional Development: As an AFSCME represented employee you have access to free professional development resources through the Career and Workplace Enhancement (CWE) Center. These resources include classroom training, reimbursement for professional development activities, career and conflict coaching, online tools and more.
  • Parking and Alternative Transportation: OHSU provides a discount on annual TriMet/Max/C-Tran pass. The rate for monthly parking at the OHSU varies by lot location. Parking availability may also vary by location.

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Learn more about us by visiting - March Wellness

Function/Duties of Position

As a Certified Personal Trainer, you will provide a safe, enriching environment while building meaningful relationships with wellness center members. Provide testing and assessment using a variety of protocols. Designs, prescribes, and implements personalized fitness programs, and instructs members on proper exercise.


Typical duties and responsibilities will consist of:

  • Providing personal training service by developing exercise prescriptions and programs for members on a one-on-one basis. Prescribes flexibility, cardiovascular, and strength training exercises to assist members in goal achievement. Maintains member information and tracking. Builds a repeat clientele and recruits new clientele.
  • Take heart rates and blood pressures as needed. Evaluates, corrects, and instructs members on proper exercise techniques. Proactively provides appropriate direction to members performing dangerous or harmful exercises. Maintains a safe and clean environment for members.
  • Performs health appraisals using approved protocols. Provides facility orientations.
  • Responds to all emergencies.

Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science or related health & wellness field required;
  • Experience providing strength training, cardiovascular, and flexibility training principles and techniques as well as experience in evaluating medications, contraindications, and risk factors;
  • Hold and maintain a NCCA accredited personal training certification, such as American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) or American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM); BLS Heart Code or CPR/AED Certification require
  • BLS HeartCode and First Aid certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS in exercise science or related field.
  • 2 years’ experience in the fitness industry.
  • Strong customer service skills, leadership abilities, and well organized.
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively communicate with members and staff in a courteous, friendly and professional manner. 
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, be flexible and meet deadlines. 
  • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel.

Additional Details

Salary Range: $33.77 - $46.36 per hour


Compliance with Code of Conduct, Respect in the workplace and Applicable policies, procedures and agreements related to position, department or OHSU as a whole


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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