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AFAA Group Exercise Instructor Prep-Course


Learn how to lead effective and exhilarating group exercise classes! This course will give you the tools, practice, and skills you need to take your passion for fitness to the next level. With over 30+ hours of hands-on practice, you will be more than ready to help others reach their fitness goals.


Deadline to register extended through Tuesday, September 21 at 11:59 pm

Course Info

Course Includes:

• AFAA-GFI Accredited Exam

• AFAA-GFI Re-test Voucher

• Textbook

• Online Resources 

Course duration: 8 weeks

  • September, 27 - November 17, 2021
  • Mondays & Wednesdays: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Information Sessions

Join us for a brief presentation to learn more about what this program will look like this semester. 

Monday, August 30th at 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Wednesday, September 1st at 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Student Recreation Center

Room: MPR-C

1011 Academy Dr.

San Marcos, TX 78666


     Registration Opens      

     Registration Closes      

     Monday, August 16, 2021     

     Friday, September 21, 2021     

Course Rates 

        TXST Student               

TXST Faculty/Staff  

        San Marcos Community                




Note: All in-person activity is subject to change and instruction delivery will be provided online.

No refunds will be provided.

Keep an eye out for a promo code on our social media platforms!

NASM Personal Training Prep-Course


Learn the fundamentals and skills to become a personal trainer from one of the top certification agencies in the world!

Spring 2021 Course Information

Course duration: February 23 - April 27, 2021

Style: Hybrid 

  • Odd Classes: In-Person (MPR-C)
  • Even Classes: Virtual

Course Includes:

• NASM-CPT Accredited Exam

• NASM-CPT Re-test Voucher

• Textbook

• Premium Online Resources

Registration Dates

Registration Opens 

Registration Closes 

January 25, 2021

February 12, 2021


Course Rates



San Marcos Community* 



*Virtual only for 4 weeks on alternating weeks.

Note: All in-person activity is subject to change. No refunds will be provided.


If you are interested in employment with Fitness & Wellness at Campus Recreation as a nationally certified personal trainer or nationally certified group fitness instructor, check Jobs4Cats for available positions. MUST ATTACH CERTIFICATION.

View our Personal Trainer Job Description HERE

View our Group Fitness Instructor Job Description HERE

Info Sessions

Join us on Zoom for an info session to learn more about working with Campus Recreation as a Group Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer.

Group Exercise Instructor info session will take place in the future.

Personal Trainer info session will take place in the future. 


Not nationally certified yet? See above to learn more about our NASM and AFAA Prep Courses!

To contact the Fitness & Wellness team, email: