Become a Trainer or Instructor

Fitness & Wellnes offers you the opportunity to become a certified Personal Trainer (spring semester) or Group Fitness Instructor (fall semester) each year. Both courses are 12 weeks long and will prepare participants for the NCCA accredited National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Personal Trainer and Athletic & Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Group Fitness Instructor certification exams. No experience necesary. 

Note: these courses are not for academic credit. Each course requires a substantial time commitment both inside and outside of class. 

Spring 2020 NASM Personal Training Prep Course

Info Sessions (located in Ramsey Student Center Room 226):

  • Tuesday, December 3 from 5-6PM
  • Monday, January 13 from 5-6PM 

Course Information

Registration Deadline: Monday, January 13
Start Date: Monday, January 27
End Date: Wednesday, April 15
Classes will take place every Monday & Wednesday in Ramsey Room 226 from 4:30-6PM.

Provided Materials:

  • NASM online video lectures and hard copy textbook
  • NASM Certification Exam study materials (practice exams, flashcards, practice activities, templates)
  • NASM digital library of exercise technique demonstration
  • Live presentations from experienced professionals and opportunities for practical application of content

Cost (No refunds provided):

  • $649 ($100 course operating fee and $549 NASM certification course and exam fee) for Ramsey members
  • $749 for Ramsey non-members

Note: retail pricing on this course is $999.

Register for the NASM Personal Training Prep Course here


Fall 2020 AFAA Group Fitness Instructor Prep Course

Info Sessions (located in Ramsey Student Center Room 226): 

  • Wednesday, April 22 from 5-6PM
  • Tuesday, June 16 from 5-6PM
  • Monday, July 20 from 5-6PM 

Course Information

Start Date: TBD
End Date: TBD
Classes will take place every Tuesday & Thursday in Ramsey Room 226 from 4:30-6PM.

Provided Materials:

  • AFAA online video lectures and hard copy textbook
  • AFAA Certification Exam study materials (practice exams, flashcards, practice activities, templates)
  • Live presentations from experienced professionals and opportunities for practical application of content

Cost (No refunds provided):

$319 ($100 course operating fee and $219 NASM certification course and exam fee) for Ramsey members
$419 for Ramsey non-members

Registration for this course will open in August 2020.