Work in Fitness

Work In Fitness

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Winston-Salem State University
University Recreation
601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27110


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UREC compliments many academic programs offered at WSSU and serves as a laboratory for unlimited educational endeavors. Through volunteering, field experience, internships, work-study, and campus jobs students receive practical hands-on learning. 

Opportunities include working in the fitness areas, teaching group fitness and becoming a personal trainer. Training is provided for each opportunity. Paid positions in the fitness areas are limited to current students. Exceptions may apply for group fitness instructors only. Non-student volunteers may apply. 

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Minimum Requirements for Personal Training or Group Fitness:

Sophomore standing
30 hours of completed academic credit
2.5 Grade Point Average
50 hours of volunteer or paid work experience in University Recreation
First Aid and CPR Certification
Successful Audition
Successful Interview

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UREC requires all personal trainers and group fitness instructors to have a national certification.  Assistance and guidance in obtaining a certification is offered to students. Skill coaching by professional staff and other certified staff is available. For more information contact Vanessa Hood, the Associate Director at 336-750-3353.

Winston-Salem State University

601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000

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