Los Angeles Community College District

Fitness Center Coordinator (#5305)

$34.93-$43.27 hourly / $6,054.78-$7,500.82 monthly / $72,657.36-$90,009.84 annual


Coordinates the operations of a college fitness center and monitors exercise and body conditioning activities.

Typical Duties

Coordinates use of the fitness center with Athletics, Kinesiology/Physical Education, and Community Services Program.

Promotes all activities of the fitness center campus-wide and to the community at large, which involves developing public relations and promotional and marketing materials for various fitness center activities and programs.

Evaluates, measures, and assesses fitness training needs of students/athletes and develops group and individualized exercise programs.

Provides guidance to fitness center users on how to use the fitness equipment and on basic principles of physical fitness and conditioning.

Develops and enforces safety policies and rules for use of the fitness center and surrounding areas.

Ensures that the fitness center and surrounding areas are free from health and safety hazards.

Provides information regarding fitness center activities to college offices and the community.

Develops and maintains the budget of the college fitness center.

Supervises and schedules the work of assigned staff.

Oversees or participates in the collection of center admission fees.

Oversees the purchase, repair, and maintenance of exercise equipment.

Maintains records of ticket receipts and prepares reports of facility use.

Utilizes standard office software applications to compile data and prepare reports and correspondence concerning fitness center matters.

Performs emergency first aid and CPR/AED according to established guidelines and procedures.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Fitness Center Coordinator coordinates the operations of a college fitness center and monitors exercise and body conditioning activities.

An Athletic Trainer prevents injury or re-injury of intercollegiate athletes by developing conditioning, flexibility and rehabilitative programs; applying specialized protective strapping or bracing; administering therapeutic and emergency first aid to injured athletes.


General supervision is received from an academic supervisor. Immediate supervision is exercised over assigned training and clerical staff.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Policies and procedures of fitness center operation and maintenance

Training principles for various populations

Health, fitness, and nutrition theories

Use and purpose of exercise equipment

Sports and fitness settings and services

Principles of business management

Basic principles and practices of budget preparation and maintenance

Emergency and safety procedures pertinent to the operation of a fitness center

Principles of supervision and training

Basic principles of community relations, promotion, publicity, marketing, and advertising

Customer service techniques for public contact in person, on the phone, and in written communications

Capabilities of computer software, systems, and hardware used in a fitness center

Ability to:

Coordinate and promote a college fitness center program

Designs, oversees, and supervises individual exercise programs

Demonstrate and provide training on aerobic, strength, and fitness techniques to various populations such as students, elderly, athletes, etc.

Effectively operate, demonstrate, and supervise the use of a variety of exercise and conditioning equipment

Give clear and concise instructions

Train and supervise others

Communicate effectively orally and in writing

Effectively use computer equipment in the performance of duties

Prepare clear and comprehensive correspondence, reports, presentations, and publicity/marketing materials

Track user progress and maintain accurate records

Respond appropriately in emergency situations

Deal effectively and tactfully with college students, faculty, and community members

Learn specialized computer applications

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A. An associate degree or its equivalent from a recognized college or university including or supplemented by at least 18 semester units which must have included coursework in anatomy, physiology, health, and physical education activities, and at least three semester units in fitness related subjects such as body dynamics, body conditioning, weight training, etc. AND Two years of full-time, paid experience in coordinating a fitness program or center.


B. A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with a major in physical education, kinesiology, exercise science, or a related field.


A valid First-Aid Certificate or its equivalent issued by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association. 

A valid certificate in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillators issued by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.


CLASS: 5305; EST: ; REV: 4/10/2019;