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Fitness

Become a VCU Rec Sports Instructor or Personal Trainer


ACE Group Exercise Instructor Prep Course

The Group Exercise Instructor Prep Course is instructed by a certified group exercise instructor. This course teaches you 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). Upon successful completion of the course, you may interview for employment with VCU Recreational Sports.

Course only available for current VCU students. 

Fall 2017: We are no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2017 course. Please email groupexprgm@vcu.edu with any questions about future dates and application periods. 

Questions? Please email groupexprgm@vcu.edu


ACE Personal Trainer Prep Course

The ACE Personal Trainer Prep Course is instructed by Certified Personal Trainers with experience in the field. Throughout the course, you will learn the skills and knowledge necessary to pass the ACE exam and go on to successfully train clients. By taking this course you will feel better equipped to motivate, challenge, and retain clients for the long term. Exam fees and study materials are reduced for those who participate in the prep course.

This course does not include the exam for certification. Participation in the course includes the textbooks and a discount on the exam registration. Registration for the exam is completed through ACE.

Fall 2017: The course will run from October 9 - December 8 at Cary Street Gym. The day/time will be every Monday from 4-6pm and every Friday from 9-11am. Please register by clicking the link above by noon on October 6, 2017.

Course only available for current VCU students.  

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

Questions? Please email nmstock@vcu.edu