Become an Instructor or Personal Trainer

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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 ACE (The American Council on Exercise). Upon successful completion of the course, you may interview for employment with VCU Recreational Sports.

Spring 2017: The course will run from February 5 - April 20 at Cary Street Gym. Interest meetings for the course will also be held January 24 and January 30 from 7-8pm in the Cary Street Gym Wet Classroom.  

Course only available for current VCU students.

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 8-week 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. The instructors will provide the opportunity to physically demonstrate the techniques and principles of the ACE Personal Trainer curriculum, enhancing your memory and understanding of the philosophies and methods of Personal Training. Students of this course are invited to apply for a Personal Trainer position with VCU Rec Sports after passing their exam. Exam fees and study materials are reduced for students. 

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 (The American Council on Exercise).

Spring 2017: The course will run from February 6 - April 5 at Cary Street Gym. The day/time will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 8-10am. Please register by clicking the link above by noon on February 2, 2018.

Course only available for current VCU students.  

Register online by clicking the link above. Questions? Please email fitness@vcu.edu