Become a Personal Trainer

PFT is a 10-week non-credit course that prepares you to become a personal trainer. The class meets twice per week for 1.5 hours each class and includes lecture, discussion, work time and exercise. You will learn the fundamental skills of personal training and gain experience coaching a mock client through an initial package and 3 training sessions based on their individualized goals. Upon completing the class, you will be able to take the American Council on Exercise (ACE) personal trainer exam to obtain your nationally accredited certification (Exam cost not included). Following the class, you will also have the option to apply for a personal training position with Campus Recreation.

Spring 2021 Offering:

Registration will open in January 2021!

Participant and personal trainer participate in an exercise with a medicine ball.

Become a Fitness Instructor

FIT is a 10-week non-credit course that prepares you to become a group fitness instructor. The class meets once per week for 3 hours and includes lecture, discussion, work time and exercise. You will learn the fundamental skills of fitness instruction and gain experience teaching both strength and cardio class formats as well as cycle for those who are interested. Upon completing the class, you will be able to take the American Council on Exercise (ACE) group fitness instructor exam to obtain your nationally accredited certification (Exam cost not included). Following the class, you will have the option to audition for a group fitness instructor position with Campus Recreation.

Fall 2020 Offering:

Registration will open August 2020!

A photo of two Recreation Center patrons working out with the large battle ropes while a Personal Trainer looks on

“The biggest success of being a personal trainer is helping my clients be able to move better overall. When a client comes back to me and says they biked to classes, or were able to work with no pain, or they could lift a heavier box when helping a friend move is a win. Being a personal trainer is continuously filled with successes and wins and I absolutely love that aspect of my job!” -Courtney Therrien