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Become a VCU Rec Sports Instructor or Personal Trainer



Fitness Instructor Training (FIT)  

Interested in becoming a group exercise instructor or personal trainer? Join us for our Fitness Instructor Training (FIT) programs informational meeting to learn more about our programs where we teach you the skills, know-how and technical skills to be successful! 

Spring 2017 course application process in now closed. If you are interested in our future FIT programs, please email groupexprgm@vcu.edu


ACE Group Exercise Instructor Prep Course

The Group Exercise Instructor Prep Course is instructed by a certified group exercise instructor. This course prepares individuals the skills and knowledge necessary to lead group exercise classes. The Group Exercise Instructor candidate will learn the fundamentals of anatomy, exercise science and group fitness instruction in a structured and supportive setting. The individual will also gain experience in public speaking, group leadership, and professional conduct. Exam fees and study materials are reduced for those who participate in the preparation course.

This course does not include the exam for certification. Participation in the course allows for a discounted rate for the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification Exam. Registration for the exam is completed through American Council on Exercise (ACE).

Course only available for current VCU students.

Cost:  Free. Course Materials will be loaned out to participants for the duration of the course. 

Upon successful completion of the course you may interview for employment with VCU Recreational Sports.


ACE Personal Trainer Prep Course

The ACE Personal Trainer Prep Course is instructed by a certified personal trainer. This course prepares individuals individuals the skills and knowledge necessary to train clients. On completion of the course, you will feel better equipped to motivate, empower, challenge, and retain clients for the long term. Exam fees and study materials are reduced for those who participate in the preparation course.

This course does not include the exam for certification. Participation in the course allows for a discounted rate for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam registration fee. Registration for the exam is completed through ACE.

Course only available for current VCU students.

Cost: $150 for Course and Course Materials

Upon successful completion of the course you may interview for employment with VCU Recreational Sports.