Trainings & Certifications

Get certified here, on campus! We offer: Personal Training Prep Course, Group Fitness Instructor Training, individual Group Fitness certification courses, and more. See below for current offerings.


Personal Training Prep (PT Prep)

Course Dates: Fridays, January 19th - March 2nd | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

If you are passionate about pursuing a career in health and fitness, we have a course for you. Learn the knowledge and skills necessary to become a certified personal trainer! This course will provide both lecture style and practical experience to prepare you for a nationally recognized certification exam. Topics include: basic and functional anatomy, applied exercise physiology, program design principles, form and technique instruction, client interaction and nutritional concepts. Practical sessions will apply concepts covered in the lecture and serve to prepare students to work one-on-one with clients. Sessions will meet Fridays from 12pm - 3pm.

Cost (USF Students): $60

Advanced Registration required. Registration closes January 18th at 5:00 pm.

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Group Fitness Instructor Training (GFIT)

Mandatory Information Session: January 17th at 3:30 pm in REC 033B
Course Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, January 22nd - February 28th | 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The group fitness instructor training course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully complete a national certification exam and become a group fitness instructor. Topics include exercise physiology, anatomy, nutrition, techniques for cueing and instruction, and music awareness. Participants will receive practical experience in group instruction and feedback through a mentorship program. Prior teaching experience is not necessary, but participation in a variety of group fitness formats is required. Certification exam is not included in the cost of this course. Sessions will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Participants are required to attend the mandatory information session on Wednesday, January 17th at 3:30 p.m. in REC 033B in order to continue through the course.

Cost (USF Students): $60

Registration closes Sept. 7 at 5 p.m.

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