Health and Fitness Science Instructor

Health and Fitness Science Instructor


Catawba Valley Community College
2550 Highway 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602
Phone: 828-327-7000

Job Location

Hickory NC


Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience


Full-time benefits; see posting

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Monday, March 18, 2024
Closes: Friday, May 31, 2024

Target Start Date

Monday, April 1, 2024

Expected Work Hours

Hours vary; typically M-Th

Reports to


Employment Type

Full-time, 9-month

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Exercise Science or Health and Physical Education, or a closely related field required. If Masters is in a closely related field, the applicant must have at least 18 graduate hours in Exercise Science and/or Health, and/or Physical Education.  

Course work in exercise physiology, Kinesiology, pedagogy, and personal training is a plus.  American College of Sports Medicine Certification in personal training is highly desirable.  Additional credentialing within the field of Exercise Science is beneficial.  Course work in the adolescent learner and the adult learner, course work in educational leadership, and course work in educational technology are all highly desirable. Experience teaching Exercise Science and Health and Physical Education is required. Experience with using instructional technology is required.  Experience teaching in both high school and college environments is a plus. Work experience as a certified personal trainer is desirable.

Preferred Qualifications

Please see the above

Position Description

Provide effective instruction to students online and/or in the classroom by preparing for each learning experience, providing supplemental materials to enhance textbooks and lessons, using effective evaluation methods to evaluate student performance.
 Support student learning outside of the classroom by holding regular office hours, providing information about additional resources outside of class, and responding to emails and phone calls in a timely manner so as to promote student success.
 Support curriculum development by participating in the creation and evaluation of courses, curriculum, and programs, participating in program advisory committees, attending departmental meetings, and serving as backup for other faculty members.
 Promote the success of the college by participating in standing and/or ad hoc committees and following college professional and ethical guidelines.
 Maintain teaching and work environment (classroom, lab, shop) by maintaining equipment and supplies, ensuring overall cleanliness, functionality, and conformance to OSHA standards to provide a safe work environment.
 Stay current in chosen field and teaching methodology by meeting or exceeding all institutional professional development guidelines, participating in professional development workshops and seminars, and participating in professional organizations and reading journals related to teaching in the fields of teaching Health, Physical Education and Health and Fitness Science field.

Maintain accurate records such as attendance, grades, information for accreditation, and other important data and submit reports according to college policies.

Physical Conditions:
Classroom environment; work closely with others.

Frequent walking, standing, and sitting for prolonged periods of time.

Frequent communications, verbal and written.

Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Job Post Contact

Human Resources
Catawba Valley Community College
2550 Highway 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602-8302
Phone:  (828) 327-7000 Ext. 4100
Fax:  (828) 624-5246