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The Department of Recreational Sports employs over 500 students each academic year. Both work study and non-work study positions are available.  Descriptions of the positions are located below.

Hiring for Spring 2022

Venture Out Staff (Office Assistant, Challenge Course Facilitator, Trip Leader)

  • To apply,  email a cover letter and resume to ventureout@vt.edu
  • Hiring period is in the month of October
Rolling Applications

Positions that accept applications year-round. Hiring managers evaluate and contact applicants as they apply throughout the year.

Intramural Sports Official

Group Exercise Instructor

  • To apply, email Zak Worrell, Assistant Director for Fitness Programs

Personal Trainer

  • To apply, email Zak Worrell, Assistant Director for Fitness Programs

Small Group Coach

  • To apply, email Zak Worrell, Assistant Director for Fitness Programs

Recreation Courses for Academic Credit

In some cases, students can complete an academic course to increase qualifications for student employment positions. Course registration for spring 2022 opens October 19.

Schedule: Tuesday/Thursday from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Credits: 3 hours

Course Description:

This is a prep-course to become certified to be a Personal Trainer.

Review of the physiological and behavioral concepts and practical skills required to be an effective personal trainer for the general population as well as special audiences. Training and certification for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Fibrillation Certification- CPR and AED is provided. Prepares students to successfully complete the American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer National Certification Exam. This course is pass/fail only.

Schedule: Tuesday/Thursday from 5:30-7:15 p.m.

Credits: 3 hours

Course Description:

This is a prep-course to become certified to be a Trip Leader with Venture Out.

Assessment and treatment of emergencies in remote settings. Anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, personal and group safety and hygiene, patient assessment and documentation of treatment for trauma, medical emergencies, environmental emergencies, and long-term care.  Team management of medical emergencies in wilderness context, organization and implementation of rescues, decision-making, leadership, judgment, and prevention.  Prepares students to successfully complete a national certification exam.  This course is pass/fail only.

Participation in physical activity, fitness assessment, and motor skill development. Awareness and development of the physical, spiritual, emotional, social, and intellectual components of wellness. Application of healthy lifestyle choices for improved quality of life. Pass/Fail only.

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

In order to participate in this course, you must be able to swim 50 yards independently. This class will not be teaching you to swim. We will be improving stroke technique and getting a swim workout in.

Schedule:

  • Tuesday/Thursday from 8:00-9:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday/Thursday from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Credits: 3 hours

Course Description:

Participation in physical activity, fitness assessment, motor skill development. Awareness and development of the physical, spiritual, emotional, social, and intellectual components of wellness. Application of healthy lifestyle choices for improved quality of life. May be repeated with varying content, for a maximum of six credits. Pass/Fail only.

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