Become a Trainer or Instructor

Fitness & Wellness offers you the opportunity to become a certified Personal Trainer or Group Fitness Instructor 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 necessary. 

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

NASM Personal Training Prep Course

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

  • There are no scheduled info sessions at this time (please contact Tevin.Duncan@uga.edu for more info on this course) 

Summer 2020 Session

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 8
Start Date: Monday, May 11
End Date: Tuesday, July 28
Course Format: Virtual lectures via Zoom and online modules. Classes will take place every Monday & Tuesday from 10-11:30AM. Class participants will be sent a Zoom link to join lectures. 

Spring 2021 Session

Registration Deadline: TBD
Start Date: TBD
End Date: TBD
Course Format: Hybrid in-class lectures and online modules. Classes will take place every Monday & Wednesday in Ramsey Room 225 from 4:30-6PM. 

General Course Information

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)

Note: retail pricing on this course is $999.

Register for the NASM Personal Training Prep Course here


AFAA Group Fitness Instructor Prep Course

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

  • There are no scheduled info sessions at this time (please contact lisawilliamson@uga.edu for more info on this course) 

Summer 2020 Session

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 8
Start Date: Wednesday, May 13
End Date: Thursday, July 30
Course Format: Virtual lectures via Zoom and online modules. Classes will take place every Wednesday & Thursday from 11:30AM-1PM. Class participants will be sent a Zoom link to join lectures. 

Fall 2020 Session

Registration Deadline: TBD
Start Date: TBD
End Date: TBD
Course Format: Virtual lectures via Zoom and online modules. Class participants will be sent a Zoom link to join lectures. 

General Course Information

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)

Register for the AFAA Group Fitness Instructor Prep Course here