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Exercise Science (FT) Instructor Qualifications


Exercise Science – Instructor Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Physical Education, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Sports Psychology, Sports Fitness, Sports Science, Outdoor Recreation Leadership, Human Performance, Kinesiology, or Human Physiology plus three years (3) experience in the industry.

OR

Master’s degree in any field plus Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Sports Psychology, Sports Fitness, Sports Science, Outdoor Recreation Leadership, Human Performance, Kinesiology, or Human Physiology plus three years (3) experience in the industry.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in Physical Education, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Sports Fitness, Human Performance, Kinesiology, or Human Physiology.
  2. Three (3) years of recent experience teaching adults in Physical Education or fitness-related classes.
  3. Ability to teach at least one of the listed Professional Activities classes (Group Fitness, Weight Training, Mind-Body, Team Sports, Special Populations, Older Adult Fitness, or Aquatics).
  4. Current certifications in CPR, AED, and First Aid.
  5. Experience teaching theoretical lecture classes in one or more of the following: exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, fitness promotion, fitness assessment, exercise prescription, sports nutrition, fitness for special populations, basic anatomy and physiology for fitness instructors.
  6. 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 assessment, body composition, exercise prescription, metabolic cart/VO2max testing, electrocardiogram (ECG), and graded exercise testing (GXT).

Revised April 2018

FT Instructor Qualifications Prior to April 2018