Boston College Personal Trainer-Campus Recreation in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

The Boston College Campus Recreation Personal Trainer will report to the Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness. Their role will be to offer individual personal training sessions and fitness assessments to Boston College Campus Recreation members.

Responsibilities include:

• Perform fitness assessments, including but not limited to: YMCA 3-Minute Step Test, Push-Up Muscular Endurance Test, Sit-and-Reach Test, Sharpened Romberg Test, Functional Movement Screenings, etc…

• Perform resting assessments, including but not limited to: resting blood pressure, resting pulse, body composition, circumference measurements, height and weight, etc…

• Provide one-on-one personal training sessions to Boston College Campus Recreation members

• Maintain record of sessions for payroll purposes

• Maintain clear files to track progress with all clients

• Design exercise programs for clients

• Provide exercise instruction

• Provide customer service

• Maintain fitness area cleanliness and equipment organization, etc…

• Maintain positive, upbeat and helpful attitude

• Enforce policies

• Provide emergency response as needed


• Expected to maintain a client base equaling a minimum of 10 hours per week and no greater than 20 hours per week, with the exception of weeks with holidays and facility closures where hours will be reduced.

• Mornings are required (approximately 6:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.) 3-4 days per week, afternoon and evening hours may be available as well, but are less likely. There are no weekend hours.

Competitive salary commensurate with relevant experience.


• Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in a health-related field, such as Exercise Science or Kinesiology)

• Valid personal training certification upon hire (ACE, NSCA, or ACSM)

• Valid adult, child, and infant CPR/AED/First Aid certification upon hire

• Minimum 3 years of personal training experience with employment references

• Working knowledge of current fitness trends, training techniques, and safety practices

• Ability to lift at least 45 lbs.

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at