Nationally accredited courses help you get exam-ready
If you're interested in a career in fitness and wellness, the first thing to do is become certified! The National Academy of Sports Medicine certifications, including certifications offered by the Athletics and Fitness Association of America subsidiary, are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies and provide the competency assurance necessary to aid you in entering the profession.
Campus Recreation is proud to offer eight-week preparation courses to current SFA students. Led by NASM/AFAA-certified instructors, these courses consist of lecture, practical components and quizzes.
Important: These courses are intended to assist you in preparation for the applicable certification exam and do not guarantee a passing score on the exam. The exam fee and an exam retest voucher are included in your registration cost.
NASM-CPT: Certified Personal Trainer
Sept. 25 - Dec. 3, 2023
Hybrid class meets at the Student Recreation Center 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.
Registration deadline: Sept. 20
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NASM-CPT course description
This preparation course provides important knowledge related to the essentials of personal fitness training, the human movement system, the Optimum Performance Training Model and other domains of basic exercise science, including:
- professional development and responsibility
- client relations and behavioral coaching
- basic and applied sciences
- nutritional concepts
- exercise technique and training instruction
- and program design
Practical training will include how to conduct initial consultations, body composition, fitness assessments and programming workouts utilizing the OPT Model. During class meeting time, we also will review material covered on the NASM portal.
AFAA-CGFI: Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Feb. 12 - April 12, 2024
This course is only offered during the spring term. Expand the sections below for additional details.
AFAA-CGFI course description
Guiding students on a journey from student to instructor, this preparation course provides important knowledge related to the human body and fitness and prepares students for the communication and instruction skills they'll need to be successful in the group fitness setting.
Materials and textbook
Included in your registration cost: Course textbook, online content, practical training, AFAA-CGFI exam voucher and exam retest voucher.
Class meeting schedule
The class will meet 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays.
Participants will have the option of attending these meetings face-to-face or via Zoom. More information will be provided to registered participants.
- Cost: $260
- Deadline to register: Feb. 9
- Register and pay online
Additional specialty certifications
Earn a certification independently in one of many specialty formats. Once you are certified, begin your fitness career at Campus Recreation!