NHE Exercise Course Instructor

Exercise Course Instructors (ECIs) have two job responsibilities; teach the NHE Exercise Course and administer the practical exam for the level one NHE Personal Trainer Certification Program. The NHE Exercise Course contains over 250 exercises relating to resistance, cardio, strength, core development, flexibility and sports specific training. The exercise course is the first to be administered, of the three major elements of the  level one NHE Personal Trainer Certification Program (exercise course, online exam and practical exam). The purpose of the practical exam, which is solely the responsibility of the ECI, is to ascertain the knowledge level of each student's applied kinesiology, bio mechanics, theoretical application, equipment familiarity and other essential professional components. The practical exam is scheduled after the student has completed his/her online exam. The online exam is proctored by an NHE affiliate supervisor. The administration of both the exercise course and the practical exam is executed on a one-on-one basis.


Student acquisition is derived from affiliate sales, which may include affiliate memberships. Affiliate sales are the responsibility of the assigned affiliate sales team (sales manager and sales representatives). ECIs are not involved in the acquisition of students, including marketing or networking. ECIs do not sell products or services, of any kind.


In terms of affiliate locations, much depends on each candidate's specific region and desired time commitment. Regions are assigned utilizing three different distance parameters, comprised of three divisional tiers. A tier one is any commute within a 45-minute drive of the ECI's residence. These particular affiliate locations (FCA-Fitness Center Affiliate, WCA-Wellness Center Affiliate) would constitute the daily commute. A Tier two is any commute within a 2-hour drive of the ECI's residence. It is optional and if agreed to, would be a once a week commitment. A Tier three is a three-day trip, by air, to an adjacent NHE region within a specific U.S. geographical region. All tier 3 locations are optional and are a once a month commitment. T2s and T3s are reserved options for full time employees only. Each is offered to help expand an ECI's teaching experience. ECI compensation is not effected, one way or another, as it relates to a T2 or T3 participation level.


Once hired, the job training program would be scheduled. All NHE job training programs are online. This eliminates traveling requirements and, consequently, expenses incurred. For this particular position, the web-based job training program typically goes very smoothly because of each candidate's familiarity with exercise science or exercise program development. For this reason, the training program predominately focuses on administrative protocols for the practical exam and the procedures relating to the exercise course instructor's manual. The program's passwords, login IDs and navigation instructions are assigned during the FTI (Final Tier Interview). As posted on our career board, the FTI is a video conference that would involve each candidate, the NAPD (National Affiliate Program Director) and an associated RM (Regional Manager). The FTI would be roughly an hour in duration and would be the first person-to-person management meeting. During the FTI, all job particulars are addressed and finalized. Candidates are also offered an opportunity to shadow a same title holder, for one business day, prior to the official start date.


Scheduling is flexible with optional evening and weekends. The first step would be to agree upon specific hours and days. The next step would be to formulate a weekly schedule that adhered to that agreement and the operational hours of the associated affiliate (FCA-Fitness Center Affiliate or WCA-Wellness Center Affiliate). A typical affiliate operational schedule is Mon-Sat between the hours of 6:00 am and 8:00 pm. This job is a ten to twenty hour a week commitment for part time employees and a forty-hour a week commitment for full time employees. Again, scheduling is flexible. We can create scheduling solutions that would satisfy most daily/weekly restrictions.


Compensation is handled one of two ways. Each new hire has the option of direct deposit or paper check, mailed via U.S.P.S. Pay periods are bi-weekly and pay days are the same for all NHE job titles, the fifth and twentieth of each month. Paper checks are mailed from Orange County, California which could delay delivery of up to three business days, dependent on the geographical location of the new hire.