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Become a Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer

 The Personal Training and Group Fitness Instructor Prep Courses are 8-week courses designed to teach you all the skills necessary to become a certified group fitness instructor and/or personal trainer. These classes follow the American Council on Exercise (ACE) teaching materials and will meet twice/week for 1.5 hours each class. Classes include lecture and practical skills training.

  • Group Fitness Prep Course

    You will learn the basics of becoming a group fitness instructor: exercise science, nutrition, rapport building, cuing, form & demonstration, and class design. In this course you will be exposed to teaching strength, cardio, dance and cycling formats. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to obtain your nationally accredited certification (exam cost not included, but does include student discount). Following the course, you will also have the opportunity to apply for a group fitness instructor position with UNC Campus Recreation.

    Price: $100 students, $120 members, $150 non-members
    Questions? Contact Fitness & Wellness at fitness.wellness@unco.edu

    Cycle Instructor

    Next Group Fitness Instructor Prep Course begins September 19th, 2022.

  • Personal Training Prep Course

    You will learn the basics of becoming a personal trainer: exercise science, nutrition, coaching techniques, rapport building, assessment skills, and exercise prescription. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to obtain your nationally accredited certification (exam cost not included, but does include student discount). Following the course, you will also have the opportunity to apply for a personal training position with UNC Campus Recreation.

    Price: $100 students, $120 members, $150 non-members
    Questions? Contact Fitness & Wellness at fitness.wellness@unco.edu

    Personal Trainer

    Next Personal Training Prep Course:  Spring Semester 2023.

  • Employment Opportunities

    Would you like to apply to be a Personal Trainer or Group Fitness Instructor with UNC Campus Recreation?

    All student-employment positions are posted on Handshake, including:  Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor positions. 

    Both positions require nationally recognized certifications for employment.  We are happy to discuss with you how to obtain these certifications and what is involved.