Become a Certified Fitness Leader

Purdue Recreation and Wellness is proud to offer two nationally accredited courses for aspiring fitness leaders. Learn more about NASM by emailing Taylor Arnold at tarnold5@purdue.edu or complete this interest form. To learn more about AFFA, contact Paige Perkins at psperkin@purdue.edu.
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Become a Certified NASM Personal Trainer Now!

This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skillset necessary to effectively lead, design, and execute a personal training session as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. The NASM-CPT certification is proudly accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies and provides aspiring fitness professionals with the most up-to-date science and content about exercise technique, instruction, and program design. 

Summer Course Includes:

  • Completely Online Class for Summer 2024 with materials delivered on July 8th, 2024
  • All lectures & digital materials (digital textbook & exam code) will be received upon the start of course
  • Online textbook, practice quizzes, various activities to aid in retention of course information
  • Trainer shadowing opportunities in the Summer & Fall
  • Access to live instructor(s) as needed
  • Opportunity to take CPR class at Recreation & Wellness 
    • Promotional Price: $70 ($90 value)

Summer Course Details 

Students/Members Purdue Affiliates
$515 $600

 

Registration Open Registration Close
Monday, 6/3/2024 Friday, 7/19/2024

 

Class Start Date Class Time
Monday, 07/08/2024 Virtual Option

Please note: All materials will be distributed on the first day of class, July 8, 2024.

Sign up for the Summer Course here.

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Become a Certified ACE Group Fitness Instructor

This course will prepare you to lead memorable classes across the countless variations and opportunities that group fitness has to offer. You will gain the skills to deliver dynamic classes that are inclusive and full of highly engaged participants. Packed with exercise programming, motivation techniques, music selection, safety considerations and more, this course brings an application-based approach to training that will equip you with the latest instructional techniques, coaching skills and leadership strategies that are necessary to deliver effective and enjoyable classes. The program blends foundational, evidence-based knowledge of group fitness with the ACE behavior-change philosophy, which will set you apart as a compassionate and empowering group fitness instructor, allowing you to establish a long and rewarding career in the fitness industry.
ACE's Group Fitness Instructor certification is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and will allow you to teach at any studio that requires a nationally accredited certification.
 Course Includes:

  • 8 weeks of in-person lectures and practices on Mondays & Wednesdays by Purdue Fitness Professionals  
  • Textbook rental
  • Exam voucher
  • Virtual resources
  • Discounted American Red Cross CPRO certification 
  • Opportunity to audition to become a RecWell Purdue GroupX Instructor
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Course Details

Students/Members Purdue Affiliates
$350 $450

 

Registration Open Registration Close
Monday, 1/1/2024 Friday, 2/19/2024

 

Class Start Date Class Time
Monday, 2/12/2024 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Please note: All materials will be distributed on the first day of class.

Sign up here.