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 before registering for the course. Please note, only tweleve (12) 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: 
  • 8-10 weeks of in-person instruction
  • Additional assignments, labs, and quizzes
  • Mentorship program with current instructors or trainers
  • Practice exam
  • Mock class audition

If you have any questions, please email Traci Smith (

Upcoming Courses

   Details for the upcoming Group Fitness or Personal Training Prep Courses
  Group Fitness  Personal Training
Dates  Summer: TBD Summer: TBD
Location Campus Rec - MPR A Campus Rec - MPR A
Course Meeting Times  TBD. TBD
Class Size 12 12

$50 students

$75 non-students

$50 students

$75 non-students

Application Deadline TBD TBD 
Application Link Coming Soon Coming Soon