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Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor Training Program

Campus Recreation offers both personal trainer and group fitness instructor training programs.  These courses enable participants to develop the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to instruct safe and effective personal training sessions and group exercise classes for the university community. They also prepare participants for national certifications in either personal training or group fitness.

Personal Trainer Prep Class

  • Offered each Fall
  • 12-week course
  • American Council on Exercise base material, combined with Skype and video lectures from leading fitness professionals and trainers around the country.
  • Includes weekly class meetings, individual work, practical and formal interviews as well as individual professional training.
  • Prepares you to sit for a national certification; to be a personal trainer at Wake and in the professional fitness industry.
  • Cost: $50 for students, faculty and staff, $70 for community.
  • THE NEXT PERSONAL TRAINER PREP CLASS BEGINS MONDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd AND MEETS WEEKLY ON MONDAYS FROM 1:00 p.m. TO 2:30 p.m.
  • JOIN US FOR AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH AT 1:00 p.m. IN THE MILLER FITNESS CENTER LOBBY

Group Fitness Instructor Prep Class

  • Offered each Spring
  • 8-week course
  • American Council on Exercise base material, combined with community lectures and extensive practical training.
  • Includes two weekly class meetings, individual work, a mentoring program and practical interviews.
  • Prepares you to sit for a national certification; to be a group fitness instructor at Wake and in the professional fitness industry.
  • Cost: $50 for students, faculty and staff, $70 for community.

Please contact , Fitness Coordinator with any questions.