Training Opportunities

Fitness Instructor Training

The Recreation Services Fitness Program recruits instructors from the student community. Fitness Instructor training is available through the Department of Recreation Services. For more information about becoming a fitness instructor, contact Ashley Artist, Fitness Coordinator, at aartist@iastate.edu

Fitness Instructor Training Program Details

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) group 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 complete an audition by teaching a mock fitness class to determine skill eligibility to be hired as a fitness instructor for ISU Recreation Services. To qualify to register you must:

  • Be a currently enrolled Iowa State University student
  • Have at least 3 semesters remaining until graduation

Fall 2018 Fitness Instructor Course

Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00pm-4:30pm
Dates: September 4th through November 29th
Location: State Gym 1218
Cost: There is a $75.00 fee to be paid the second week of the class.

RegisterClick Here to Register for the Fall 2018 Fitness Instructor Training Course

You will receive an email confirming acceptance into the program by August 30th. For more information contact Ashley Artist, Fitness Coordinator, aartist@iastate.edu

Personal Trainer Training

The Recreation Services Fitness Program recruits personal trainers from the student community. Personal Trainer training is available through the Department of Recreation Services. For more information about becoming a personal trainer, contact Nora Hudson, Assistant Director at nhudson@iastate.edu.

Personal Trainer Training Program Details

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) 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 and a mock assessment to determine skill eligibility to be hired as a personal trainer for ISU Recreation Services. To qualify to register you must:

  • Be a currently enrolled Iowa State University student
  • Be registered in College of Human Sciences coursework
  • Have at least 3 semesters remaining until graduation

Fall 2018 Personal Trainer Course

Time: Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:30pm-5:00pm
Dates: Starting September 5th through November 28th
Location: First Meeting in State Gym 0185 – Conference Room
(Next to the Outdoor Recreation Service Desk)
Cost: There is a $75.00 fee to be paid the second week of the class.

RegisterClick Here to Register for the Fall 2018 Personal Trainer Training Course

You will receive an email confirming acceptance into the program by August 30th. For more information contact Nora Hudson, Assistant Director of Fitness, nhudson@iastate.edu