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.
Group Fitness Instructor Training (GFIT)
Course Dates: September 7th through October 12th; Fridays, 12pm - 3pm
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 Fridays 12:00pm-3:00pm. Interested participants must attend the mandatory information session on Friday, 9/31 at 12:00 pm
Cost (USF Students): $60
Personal Training Prep (PT Prep)
Course Dates: October 12th through November 16th; Fridays, 12pm - 3pm
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 - 2pm.
Cost (USF Students): $60
NETA Yoga Foundations Specialty Certification
November 10th & 11th, 8:00am - 6:00pm
Our intensive, two-day Yoga Foundations workshop provides hands-on experience in teaching beginner yoga formats through a breakdown of 20 poses focused on alignment, safety, variations and breathing techniques. In addition to the basics of class formatting, you'll discuss yoga history through exploration of the 8 limbs, learn the anatomy and physiology of the nervous and respiratory systems, as well as discover ways to encourage and motivate your participants through verbal refinements and inclusive cuing. This certification will provide two sample beginning yoga classes as well as time for practice under the supervision of an experienced yoga teacher.
*Yoga Foundations can be taken as a stand-alone certification to teach yoga classes and/or can be taken as the first course working toward the advanced 200 Hour Yoga Program.