Adjunct Faculty-Personal Trainer Certification
Northwestern Michigan College - Traverse City, MI

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Position Title: Adjunct Faculty-Personal Trainer

Department : Physical Education

Position Type : Adjunct Faculty

Reports To : Academic Chair/Department Head

Anticipated Starting Date : January 3, 2013

Expected Starting Salary Range : Click on the following link to view the adjunct faculty salary scale.


All adjunct faculty are required to be part of the Michigan Public Schools Employee Retirement System (MPSERS). Adjunct faculty are eligible to receive tuition benefit during the following academic year based on the contacts taught in the previous academic year.


This adjunct faculty member is responsible for teaching in the Physical Education Academic Area, instructing and preparing students to take the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer Certification Exam. This adjunct faculty member will teach 30 hours of classroom lecture instruction, plus monitor and mentor students an additional 30 hours with the lab experience as they work with Fitness Center students. This adjunct faculty member will employ a range of suitable strategies to foster student learning, stimulate class discussions and encourage active learning in all students, maintain proper class-related records, and promptly assess student coursework and apprise students of progress. The adjunct faculty member is a member of the professional teaching staff that is responsible for effectively implementing the mission of NMC and the Physical Education Department. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to relate well to a diverse population of learners. Responsibilities may include teaching nights, weekends, and/or online instruction.


Bachelor’s degree

American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified Personal Trainer Certification qualified/approved instructor

Minimum of three years of experience teaching in Fitness Center or Health Club

Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education, Physical Education, Exercise Physiology, or closely related field

Previous experience instructing the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer Certification preparation course



This is a part-time position. The work hours may include teaching nights, weekends, and/or online instruction.

Please scan and attach transcripts, if possible. Original transcripts will be required of all finalists.

Please mail to:
Northwestern Michigan College
Attention: Human Resources
1701 E Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686.

For assistance with the application process, call 231.995.1377 or email .

Open until filled; applications received by 12/20/2012 will receive first consideration. Later applications may be considered until position is filled. For questions or assistance, email or call 231-995-1377.

Northwestern Michigan College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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