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Learn to Train

This program is designed to teach you everything you will need to know to become an ISU Recreation Services Personal Trainer, and to prepare you to take the ACE (American Council on Exercise) nationally accredited personal trainer certification exam. The course will consist of a lecture portion and practical portion. Attendance on both days is required. At the end of the course, you will complete a practical test out of our fitness assessment and a workout to determine skill eligibility to be hired as a personal trainer for ISU Recreation Services.

To qualify to register you must currently be enrolled as an Iowa State University student and have at least 3 semesters remaining until graduation.

Spring 2022 Personal Trainer Course

Dates: January 25th – April 19th
Day:  Tuesday and Thursday 3:30-5:00pm
Location: State Gym Conference Room on Tuesdays; State gym 1218 on Thursdays
Fee:  $75.00 due the second week of class
Registration: Spring 2022 Learn 2 Train

For questions about becoming a Personal Trainer please contact Nora Hudson, Assistant Fitness Director, nhudson@iastate.edu, or to learn more about the training and the eligibility requirements required to work as a personal trainer for ISU Recreation Services

Learn to Teach

This program is designed to teach you everything you will need to know to become an ISU Recreation Services Fitness Instructor, and to prepare you to take the ACE (American Council on Exercise) nationally accredited fitness instructor certification exam. The course will consist of a lecture portion and practical portion. Attendance on both days is required. At the end of the course, you will instruct a fitness class to determine skill eligibility to be hired as a fitness instructor for ISU Recreation Services.

To qualify to register you must currently be enrolled as an Iowa State University student and have at least 3 semesters remaining until graduation.

Fall 2021 Fitness Instructor Course
Registration: Registration is now closed for this course.

Spring 2022 Yoga Instructor Course – more information coming soon. This course is for those interested in teaching only yoga.

For questions about registering please contact Ashley Artist, Fitness Coordinator, aartist@iastate.edu, or to learn more about the training and the eligibility requirements required to work as a fitness instructor for ISU Recreation Services.