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ACE Personal Training Certification Course

Offered by Texas State Department of Fitness & Wellness


Dates:  June 12th - August 9th, 2018
Time: Tuesday & Thursday 1pm-3pm
Cost: $100 (cost does not include exam registration cost)
Location: SRC Wet Classroom

Registration: SRC Front Desk

For more information contact Madi Hemann.


The American Council on Exercise Certification Preparation Program is designed to prepare students to sit for the ACE personal trainer certification or another nationally recognized personal trainer certification. With this ACE approved curriculum, offered by Texas State Department of Fitness & Wellness, students will be engaged in practical applications of the material covered. The course will offer both lecture and movement training, applying theory to practice. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have demonstrated their knowledge and skills of:

  • exercise science
  • participant monitoring
  • communication & instructional techniques
  • class design and development  
  • exercise form and technique
  • basic nutrition
  • motivational skills


Following the completion of the course, the ACE Personal Trainer Certification.  Participants of the group PT training program will receive a 20% discount on the exam and study materials utilized in the course.


Students who complete the personal trainer training program will be eligible to audition for hire at Texas State University Department of Fitness & Wellness prior to taking a certification exam. If hired, a professional personal training certification will be required.


Get registered:

  • Payment & registration at SRC Front Desk cost $100
  • Study materials can be purchased online at or another book source of your choice. Following registration, the Instructor for the course will email a list of books required for the class.

When is the course offered?

June 12th - August 9th, 2018

What should I expect?

The course is a non-credit, extracurricular opportunity. This is an excellerated, interactive course that requires intensive studying, particularly for students who have not yet had specific human sciences such as Anatomy & Physiology. Students can expect to be in class 4 hours per week and commit at least 2 hours outside of class to be successful in this course and in preparation for the ACE certification.

Costs associated with the program:

$100 – course fee – payable at SRC Front Desk
$129.95 – course materials – books, study guide & practice test (20% discount)-
$249.00 – exam registration (20% discount) – registration online at

ESTIMATED total: $480