Vanderbilt University Certified Personal Trainer in Nashville, Tennessee

Certified Personal Trainer (Job Number: 1801652)


This is a Part-time Flex, non-exempt position that is located in Atlanta, GA.

The Center for Research on Men’s Health (CRMH) at Vanderbilt is recruiting an Athletic Trainer to support the Mighty Men Project, a faith-based weight loss project specifically tailored to obese African-American men, ages 35-74, in Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia and potentially other cities. This Project will establish partnerships with churches and will build on a decade of research utilizing faith-based approaches improving the health of African Americans and extensive research to understand how African-American men think about their health

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Complete training on Mighty Men Project objectives, components, timelines and responsibilities

  • Lead weekly small group training sessions that will include the Mighty Men health education curriculum and physical activity

  • Teach participants proper technique and form for all physical activity exercises, including stretching, cardiovascular and resistance, and monitor their actions ensuring adherence to these guidelines

  • Educate participants about warning signs, pain and other factors to consider in developing and maintaining an active lifestyle

Duties, Responsibilities, and Expected Outcomes:

  • Support the mission, vision, and goals of the Mighty Men Project at identified church location

  • Help coordinate health assessments

  • Help recruit eligible men for each 6-month Mighty Men series

  • Reserve space and set-up weekly small group sessions for project participants

  • Serve as a liaison between the participating church and the Center for Research on Men’s Health at Vanderbilt University

  • Collect all surveys and serve as the point of contact for the participants if there are any concernsrelated to the project or participants’ attendance

  • Serve as a resource for men in the church regarding health information


  • At least two years of experience providing individual or small group training of middle-aged or older African American men or some similar population; a degreein a health related field is not required

  • Ability to understand and adapt to the needs and abilities of obese, largely sedentary men who are likely to have one or more chronic diseases or chronic health conditions

  • Ability to educate, train and facilitate a discussion among a small to medium sized group of African American men (10-20 people)

  • Ability to present and answer questions about health information and conscientiousness and willingness to seek answers to participants’ questions

Additional Information:

  • Flexible on Hours/Days

  • Will work anywhere from 2 to 16 hours a week.

About Vanderbilt University:

Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 located a little more than a mile from downtown Nashville, TN. The university’s students, faculty, staff and visitors frequently cite Nashville as one of the perks of Vanderbilt. VU is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday.

Job requires High school graduate or GED and 1 Years of experience or the equivalent and an active Personal Training Certification from a nationally-recognized organization or Athletic Trainer Certification is preferred.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 27750 - Center for Research on Men's Health

Job: Occasional / As-Needed Positions

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action