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ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification Prep Course

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) Group Fitness Instructor Certification Prep Course provides participants with the essential skills for developing and instructing safe and effective group fitness classes. The course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed for the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification Exam. For full-time, degree seeking students pursuing employment with Texas State University Campus Recreation as a certified group fitness instructor, an additional four weeks of meetings and supplemental practical learning will be mandatory. If hired, a professional group fitness instructor certification will be required. 

ACE Personal Trainer Certification Prep Course

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Training Certification Prep Course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will have demonstrated knowledge and skills in exercise science, human anatomy and physiology, client monitoring, exercise progression and regression, instructional and coaching techniques, program development and design, exercise form and execution, basic nutrition, and motivational cueing among other health and fitness related topics. Full-time degree seeking students who complete the ACE Personal Training Certification Prep Course will be eligible to audition for hire at Texas State University Department of Fitness & Wellness. If hired, a professional personal training certification will be required. 


External Certifications 

We host nationally recognized fitness workshops and certifications to help foster continuing education and professional development. External certifications are managed by third party organizations and questions are best addressed directly with each organization. Please see below for a list of upcoming external certifications offered.

Certification Date Registration
WERQ Dance Fitness Professional Certification Sunday, September 23rd Closed

 

Employment 

Interested in becoming a Group Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer? Contact Angie Isernio, Fitness & Wellness Coordinator (aci10@txstate.edu)

View our Personal Trainer Job Description HERE

View our Group Fitness Instructor Job Description HERE