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Health and Fitness Specialist

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 03/13/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 05/13/2018
Working Title Health and Fitness Specialist
Job Classification Health Professional I
Department Name 22278-Health and Physical Activity
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0136317
Hiring Range $30,732.00 - $49,296.00
Position Description

The Healthy Lifestyle Institute at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Health and Fitness Specialist. This Health and Fitness Specialist position is for an individual with skills in health and physical activity along with experience in clinical intervention settings and conducting outcome assessments. Experience and/or training in interventions should be related to physical activity and weight control, which may include group exercise such as aerobics, yoga, etc. The incumbent will maintain assessment and intervention records for weight loss and exercise studies/programs.

The individual should have the following credentials: A minimum of a Master’s Degree in exercise science or related discipline, experience conducting graded exercise testing and other physiological assessments, and experience implementing interventions to promote physical activity and weight control. The ability to assist with participant recruitment is advantageous. The incumbent must be available to work both mornings and evenings.

Education Required Master's
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 1-2 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

MS in Exercise Science or related discipline. ACSM or other professional certifications preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours Work Schedule to Vary
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify

7:30am – 4:00pm. Hours will be adjusted to meet the needs of the research study. Some evenings or weekends may be required.

If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents