Trainings & Certifications

Campus Recreation is excited to offer nationally accredited courses for the future fitness professional. We aim to offer a prep course each semester that prepares individuals for their respective certification exam.

American Council on Exercise Certifications

Group Fitness Instructor | Personal Trainer 

American Council on Exercise offers NCCA-accredited certifications for group fitness instructors and personal trainers. This course through Campus Recreation will prepare participants to take the ACE exam and provide practical, hands-on skills for leading fitness classes or working with clients. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will have the chance to interview and audition for a position on the fitness team with Campus Recreation.


All individuals interested in taking this course will be required to submit an application as part of the registeration for the course. Please note, only ten (10) applicants will be accepted into the course. 
Completion of this course does not guarantee employment with Campus Recreation. You will be required to interview and audition for a position.
Course Includes: 
  • 6-8 weeks of in-person instruction
  • Additional hands-on activities, assignments and labs
  • Mentorship program with current instructors or trainers
  • Mock class audition

If you have any questions, please email Maddi Stiles (

Upcoming Courses

   Details for the upcoming Group Fitness or Personal Training Prep Courses
  Group Fitness  Personal Training
Dates  Tuesdays | February 13 - March 26 TBD
Location Campus Rec - MPR A Campus Rec - MPR A
Course Meeting Times  4:00 - 6:00 PM TBD
Class Size 10 12

Individuals are only required to cover the cost of their certification exam and optional study materials.

$50 students

$75 non-students

Application Deadline Wednesday, February 7, 2024 TBD 
Application Link Apply HERE! Coming Soon