Fitness Instructors (for Exercise Psychology Laboratory)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Health and Human Development
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The Exercise Psychology Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Development, under the direction of Dr. Danielle Downs, is seeking part-time Fitness Instructors to work intermittently up to 10-20 hours per week for an interdisciplinary project funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH). This research project focuses on developing and delivering an individually-tailored, behavioral intervention to manage gestational weight gain during pregnancy. The Fitness Instructors will meet with individual participants on a weekly basis and guide them through physical activity education, goal-setting and a moderate-intensity physical activity session (e.g., treadmill walking, low impact aerobics, cycle ergometer, stretching, low-impact resistance training). Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, organization and management of the physical activity sessions, space, and intervention protocol; training and supervising research assistants; data collection; oversight of safety protocol for physical activity; and supervising flow of participants through the physical activity portion of the study. Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, fitness, psychology, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience. CPR certification, fitness certification, and one-on-one fitness experience are preferred. The successful candidate must possess exemplary organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. The job may require flexible work hours including evenings and weekends. These are part-time appointments. Hours will vary based upon need. To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted online and should include a cover letter and resume or C.V.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088