Ohio University

Student Employment

WellWorks proudly provides students with an opportunity to combine academics with experiential learning. Several student positions are available at WellWorks:

Wellness Specialists (WS) 

Working in our Fitness Center provides you with a unique opportunity to make a connection between the classroom setting and real life. Get hands-on experience when you teach members to use fitness equipment safely and effectively and help our members meet their personal fitness goals by informing them of all of our available services. You’ll gain additional customer service experience when you work at our front desk.   

*Work hours include early morning openings, closing in the evening, weekends and around some holidays.  Availability to work winter intercession and summer preferred. 

Our Wellness Specialists major in Exercise Physiology, Physical Therapy, Dietetics, Nursing and other CHSP health-related majors. If you are interested in being a WS, bring your completed application to WellWorks (Grover Center E124).


Fitness Center Maintenance

Like fixing things? If so, put your talent to work as a maintenance staff at WellWorks! 

Engineering-related majors preferred. Must be able to work 4-6 hours per week. Encouraged to work over winter break and summer. If you are interested in maintenance, contact our Fitness Center Coordinator at 740.597.2148, or bring your completed application to WellWorks. If you are interested in working with Fitness Center Maintenance, bring your completed application to WellWorks (Grover Center E124).

Personal Trainers

If you love exercise and have the desire to help people achieve their fitness goals, consider becoming a certified personal trainer at WellWorks. Personal trainers will assess personal goals and needs, develop a comprehensive fitness plan, and instruct participants during private and/or group sessions. 

Health-related majors preferred. Personal Training Certification program offered to potential candidates. If interested, please contact our Fitness Center Coordinator at 740.597.2148, or bring your completed application to WellWorks (Grover Center E124).


PACE (Program to Aid Career Exploration) is an on-campus work program sponsored by Ohio University's Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships and Career Services. PACE positions offer a unique opportunity to explore their career interests and to gain valuable work experience and skills before leaving college and entering the workforce.

  • Nutrition Program Assistant: Assists in providing nutrition guidance for Risk Reduction program participants, developing and delivering nutrition programming and educational materials across campus, and performing dietary analysis.
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology Program Assistant: Assists with fitness assessments, health prescriptions, orientations to equipment, and intake process of new WellWorks members.
  • Group Exercise Assistant: Assists with rosters and semester stats of the group exercise program.
  • Education/Special Events: Assists with health education and marketing

See PACE website  for details.

Group Exercise Instructors

Do you have a passion for teaching others to exercise? Our group exercise program offers a variety of classes—from yoga and Pilates to indoor cycling and Zumba. We hire students, OHIO employees, and community members. 

We require that all instructors either have a nationally-recognized certification, have successfully completed the Ohio University's "FIT" course, or have other relevant experience with plans to become certified. Instructors also complete a "try-out" before being selected to teach. If you are interested in a position as a Group Exercise Instructor, please contact our Fitness Center Coordinator at 740.597.2148.