Assist with development and management of a comprehensive Instructional program for the Campus Recreation Department to include Academic courses, Instructional courses, and Outreach courses
Assist the Coordinator for Instructional Outreach and with the Office of the University Registrar to offer more than 75 Recreational Activity courses to the general student population
Coordinate with departmental staff on scheduling, marketing efforts, and facility space or equipment needs for Academic courses and Instructional program offerings
Assist with development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure a safe environment
Assist with academic and instructional budgets, personnel wages, and equipment purchases
Develop curriculum and instruct one-credit fitness and exercise science based courses. These courses may include introduction courses for the following: Personal Training & Group Exercise, Weight Training, Endurance Training, Physical Fitness, Cycling, Group Fitness, Long-term Programming and Olympic Lifting.
Promote healthy lifestyles through preparation and facilitation of interactive lectures, discussions, and activities for undergraduate students
Evaluate and grade students’ performance, class participation, and assignments
Maintain student grades, attendance, and other required academic records
Recruit, hire, and train Instructional program instructors
Supervise the development and evaluation of 7-10 Instructional program instructors
Develop and mentor undergraduate student teaching assistants in the areas of personal training, instructional programs, and group fitness
Departmental Graduate Assistant Requirements:
Two-year commitment subject to satisfactory evaluations and good academic standing; completion of degree requirements within two years (special circumstances are subject to approval)
A minimum of 20 hours per week with occasional nights and weekends
Active involvement in professional development and membership to at least one professional organization relative to career pursuits
Active involvement in departmental professional development opportunities including Campus Recreation and/or University committees
Must have training/experience and certification in one or more of the following areas:
ACSM, NASM, AFAA and/or ACE Group Exercise and/or Personal Training
Additional Specialty Certifications are encouraged (Yoga, Cycling, Water Exercise and Special Populations)
Acceptance into a graduate program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln prior to May 1, 2020 and an acceptable criminal history background check is required. Each degree department has their own requirements. Please check with the academic department for individual degree requirements and admission deadlines. Campus Recreation’s Instructional Program does not require a specific degree program, but does require the specific experience and certifications listed above.
*Applicants are encouraged to take their GRE as early as possible when a GRE is required for entrance into a degree program.
Bachelor’s degree required. Educational knowledge in Exercise Science, Physical Education, Recreation and/or show experience relative to the above qualifications.
The University of Nebraska, chartered in 1869, is an educational institution of international stature. A member of the Association of American Universities, Nebraska is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctorate/Research Extensive university. A member of the University of Nebraska system, Nebraska serves as both the land-grant and the comprehensive public University for the State of Nebraska. The current student enrollment is more than 26,000, with approximately 8,500 students living on campus in residence halls and Greek chapters. We offer 39 doctoral and 73 master’s degrees, and 235 undergraduate majors. Through University Studies, students can also create their own major.
Campus Recreation manages approximately 372,000 sq. ft. of indoor recreation facilities and 170 acres of outdoor recreation fields, basketball, sand volleyball and tennis courts on both City and East Campuses, as well as a Leadership Training Center and Challenge Ropes Course near the edge of the city. Units within the Campus Recreation organizational structure include: aquatics, business operations, external relations, facilities operation, fitness and wellness services, information technology, ...injury prevention and care, instructional programs, intramural and extramural sports, massage therapy, member services, outdoor recreation, sport clubs, and youth activities. Lincoln offers all the amenities of a midsize regional city of 250,000.
Ranked in the Top 10 in many quality of life, safety, environmental and other studies, Lincoln is a remarkably comfortable and friendly community. With more parkland per capita than any other city in the U.S. and an intricate trails network, Lincoln offers a wealth of outdoor diversions. Lincoln is also one of the fastest growing metro areas in the Midwest. Downtown Lincoln lies at the southern edge of UNL’s City Campus and is seasoned by coffee houses, theaters, specialty shops, and restaurants offering cuisines from around the world.