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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.

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.

Free info session: Monday, September 16th @ 5pm
Course dates/times: Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 6-7:30pm
Course dates: September 24th – November 14th
Price: $100 students, $120 members, $150 non-members
Questions? Contact Tyler Pendry at tyler.pendry@unco.edu

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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.

Next Group Fitness Instructor Prep Course will be offered Spring 2020. Please check back for future details.

Price: $100 students, $120 members, $150 non-members
Questions? Contact Katie Lundberg at kathryn.lundberg@unco.edu

a photo of a UNC group fitness class