FT- Fitness Technology Instructor Qualifications

1. Masters degree in Physical Education, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Sports Psychology, Sports Fitness, Human Performance, Kinesiology, or Human Physiology plus three (3) years experience in the industry.

OR

Masters degree in any field plus Bachelors degree in Physical Education, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Sports Psychology, Sports Fitness, Human Performance, Kinesiology, or Human Physiology plus three (3) years experience in the industry.

 

2. Professional Activities (PRO-ACT) Classes - Demonstrated competency in the field:  Qualifications for teaching the following list of courses will be considered only when unable to secure candidate by using #1.  Candidates that meet #1 above should also meet the following criteria when teaching PRO-ACT classes if possible.  Positive professional references, validated years of teaching experience and personal recommendations must be evident before consideration.

    • Group Fitness PRO-ACT: Three (3) years teaching experience plus one of the following certifications: American Council on Exercise (ACE), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health/Fitness Instructor, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Aerobics Instructor, Aerobic Excel (EXEL) Group Fitness Instructor or equivalent. Group Exercise Leader Certification, or equivalent. Strong preference for candidates with recent experience teaching in college or teaching adults of varying skill levels.
    • Aquatics PRO-ACT:  Three (3) years teaching experience plus one of the following certifications: Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA) or Water Safety Instructor (WSI). Strong Preference for candidates with recent experience teaching in college or teaching adults of varying skill levels.
    • Weight Training PRO-ACT: Bachelor’s degree in any subject area, three (3) years teaching experience, plus one of the following certifications: American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM-CPT) or Health Fitness Specialist (ACSM-HFS), National Strength and Conditioning Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) or Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS), National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT), or American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer (ACE-CPT).
    • Team Sports PRO-ACT:  Bachelor’s degree in any subject area, plus three (3) years teaching/coaching at the High School/College level. National certification in particular sport is preferred, but not required.
    • Mind-Body PRO-ACT: Demonstrated competency in at least one of the following areas: 
      1. Body in Balance (Pilates): Three years (3) teaching experience plus one of the following certifications: Initiation 101 or Initiation 201 from the Physical Mind Institute, Stott Conditioning Training and Certification from Pilates Studio, Core Dynamics Certification or Pilates Method of Body Conditioning Certification. Strong preference for candidates with recent experience teaching in college or teaching adults of varying skill levels.
      2. Tai Chi:  Three (3) years teaching experience plus certification from recognized school for Tai Chi instructors. Strong preference will be given for candidates with recent experience teaching in college or teaching adults of varying skill levels.
      3. NIA (Neuromuscular Integrative Action): Three (3) years teaching experience in Neuromuscular Integrative Action, NIA Certification in one of the following belts White, Blue, Brown, or Black. Strong preference for candidates with recent experience teaching in college or teaching adults of varying skill levels.
      4. Yoga: Three (3) years teaching experience plus certification from recognized school for Yoga instructors. Strong preference for candidates with recent experience teaching in college or teaching adults of varying skill levels.

Fitness Technology Instructor Qualifications - PREFERRED

  1. Strong preference to candidates with recent experience teaching in college or adults of varying skill levels.
  2. Current certifications in CPR/AED/First Aid.
  3. Ability to teach at least one of the listed PRO ACT classes.
  4. Experience teaching theoretical lecture classes in one or more of the following: exercise science, kinesiology, biomechanics, fitness promotion, fitness testing and prescription, sports nutrition, fitness for special populations, basic anatomy and physiology for fitness instructors.
  5. Experience teaching and supervising students in practical laboratory settings.  This should include at least one or more of the following laboratory topics: anatomy, kinesiology, fitness testing, body composition, fitness prescription, metabolic cart/VO2max testing, electrocardiogram (ECG), and graded exercise testing (GXT).
  6. Experience advising and counseling students on academic progress, academic planning, career planning, and transfer options.

 

Related Instruction

For FT Courses with embedded Related Instruction in Computation: FT 103, FT 104 and FT 105
College-level Algebra or higher (MTH 111 or higher)

 

Revised/Approved March 2011

FT Instructor Qualifications Prior to March 2011