Hi! I have been a group fitness instructor for over 17 years and thoroughly enjoyed it. Unfortunately the good gyms have closed down and no gyms nor independent studios offer proper facilities. Also the demand for group classes has reduced drastically. So i am forced to make a change and dont know which direction to go in other than personal private training. I hope i can get some better ideas!
You might look to see what the requirements are to teach within a school environment. There may be multiple options…. I know where I am there are people who run summer programs, who run after school programs, and people who teach within the schools. There are also programs within universities that are part of the degree program, and programs run by the school that are not credit but are for the students, and in some cases programs that may be part of research studies or rehab offerings….and in each of these cases the requirements for training and certifications and the people who run them and how one applies are all different. it is hard to say, as Harris says, as the structure may be different there.
Do some brainstorming of places where you might use your skills, of places that offer programs that are doing well, and of what extra training might make you more marketable in areas of interest to you.