The fitness coordinator supervises and develops student employees and creates and administers fitness programs to provide opportunities for students to engage in meaningful beyond the classroom experiences. This position will directly manage group exercise and assist in managing personal training, small group training and educational-based fitness programs.

Primary responsibilities include:
• Hire, train, schedule & supervise approximately 60 fitness student employees. Design & facilitate training sessions with an emphasis on risk management, customer service, facility stewardship and group exercise and small group fitness-specific knowledge.
• Develop, market & manage the group exercise program based on current trends
• Create and administer program budget through the use of appropriate university financial policies and tools to ensure that revenue and expenses are at an optimal level
• Create risk management standards for equipment and facilities based on industry best practices



Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Masters degree in Student Services or related field and 1 year related experience, or bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience.

Current First Aid/CPR/AED certification. In addition, a current certification must be held from either the Aerobic and Fitness Association or America (AFAA), American Council on Exercise (ACE) or the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). This position requires a variable work schedule. Early mornings, evening & weekend hours will be required. In addition, this position has been designated as essential personnel during inclement/hazardous weather and other emergencies. This position will also support the University’s mission and goals through participating in recruitment and retention activities, as appropriate, for prospective and current students.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree Exercise Science, Recreation Management or related field and 1 year related experience.

How to Apply


Job Close Date


To apply:

Company Profile

The University of South Carolina is home to more than 200 years of history and tradition, rising from a single building in 1805, while today offering 14 degree-granting colleges and schools and more than 320 degree programs for the almost 29,400 enrolled. USC, located in the South Carolina capitol of Columbia, is only hours from the beach and mountains, while playing host to plenty of fun activities, right in town.

Please mention that you heard about this position through the National Job Finder Service located at