Utah State University

Coordinator of Fitness & Wellness

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/16/2024 11:22 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100% Time
Student Affairs
Campus Recreation
Advertised Salary
Minimum of $43,000, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Department of Campus Recreation within the Division of Student Affairs at Utah State University seeks a positive, collaborative and dynamic individual to join our team as our Coordinator of Fitness and Wellness (Program Coordinator II). Reporting directly to the Associate Director of Programs and Assessment, the Coordinator of Fitness and Wellness is directly responsible for the development, coordination, implementation, and daily operations of all aspects of the Utah State University Fitness and Wellness program. This individual will be a key team member of the Campus Recreation Department, which provides aquatic programs, club sports, fitness/wellness, intramurals, outdoor recreation, special events, extramurals, summer camps and collaborative programs.


Program Management

  • Provide leadership and direction while overseeing the development and operation of a diverse Fitness and Wellness program to include but limited to group fitness classes, revenue generating personal training, nutrition coaching, mind/body exercise prescription, strength and conditioning, special events, and wellness workshops
  • Implement new and innovative programs and/or services to remain current with industry-wide trends while meeting the demands of an active and growing student population
    • Compile, prepare, and maintain accurate participant and program data such as budget, participation numbers, injuries, and incident reports
    • Develop training manuals, workshops, and a comprehensive staff development program
    • Establish a vision and assess for program growth and development through systematic strategic planning and the implementation of short and long-term goals
    • Review and evaluate fitness policies and procedures to ensure that appropriate risk management precautions and procedures are in place and remain compliant with the requirements of the university
    • Oversee PE 1070 Fitness & Conditioning academic class
    • Responsible for inventory and maintaining Fitness and Wellness programming equipment within the Aggie Recreation Center and George Nelson Fieldhouse
    • Understand and represent the mission and vision of Utah State University Campus Recreation Department
    • Assist with the marketing and promotion of the Fitness and Wellness programs
    • Serves on departmental, university, and/or national committees

Personnel Management

  • Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training, and, at times, evaluation of one Graduate Assistant, Group Fitness Instructors, Personal Trainers, and other support staff
  • Conduct ongoing staff evaluations, monitor certifications, and conduct annual assessments of programming and student leaders
  • Teach group fitness classes or personal training session in the event of staff absence
  • Coordinate and administer in-service trainings and/or workshops for the fitness team to ensure fitness staff is current and compliant with industry safety and instructional standards
  • Develop and implement an Instructor Training Program to provide new and existing staff members with standardized policies, procedures, and best practices in accordance with industry standards and university policies.
  • Ensure delivery of a comprehensive student development program for student staff within Campus Recreation Programs.

Budget Management

  • Research, develop, monitor, and adhere to the Fitness and Wellness program budgets.
  • Oversee program payroll, tracking, and approvals
  • Coordinate the purchasing of fitness equipment, supplies, and material needs for program operations

Research & Assessment

  • Evaluate all Fitness and Wellness programs and services to determine overall effectiveness and satisfaction to decide on possible changes as deemed appropriate
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the Fitness and Wellness research and assessment agenda to include development of student and program learning outcomes


  • Prepare written communications such as monthly reports, annual reports, participation statistics, etc.
  • Actively participate on a variety of Campus Recreation and university committees as assigned.
  • This position description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university preferably with a major in sports management, recreation administration, physical education, kinesiology/exercise science, business administration, or a related field.
  • Equivalent of two years full-time, professional level experience managing and developing Fitness and Wellness programs during which time the applicant has acquired and demonstrated the ability to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Prior experience managing and supervising fitness instructors, personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, or equivalent.
  • ACSM/ACE group exercise instructor certification, ACSM/ACE personal trainer certification, NSCA strength and condition certification, or equivalent specialty certifications recognized in the fitness industry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the following:
    • Administration, personnel & organizational management, budgeting, computer hardware/software operation, principles of superior customer service, and effective marketing.
  • Demonstrate ability to do the following:
    • Interpret and apply university, Campus Recreation, and USU rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Establish programmatic goals, facilitate change, and implement innovative programs and services. Oversee the work of others. Coordinate the timely completion of multiple tasks. Work independently under general supervision. Work as a part of a team to reach set goals. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Generate and follow verbal and written instructions. Provide excellent customer service. Adapt to changes in the work environment. Work effectively in a multicultural environment. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Work varying hours including early mornings, late evenings, and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in related field preferred
  • Two or more years of professional experience developing Fitness and Wellness programming in a collegiate recreation setting
  • Experience instructing a variety of fitness classes (e.g. Yoga, Zumba, Strength and Conditioning, Bootcamps, HIIT, Cycling, etc.)
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
  • Standard Red Cross First Aid, CPR, AED and/or instructor certification
  • Active involvement within NIRSA – Leaders in Collegiate Recreation

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV"
  2. Name and contact information for 3 professional references to be entered into Candidate Profile
  3. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum of $43,000, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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