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Fitness Certifications

Certify Your Training!

Recreation & Wellness offers the opportunity to earn fitness knowledge and continuing education credits through in-house workshops and the nationally accredited agency, American Council on Exercise, or ACE. If you're looking for a job that inspires others and helps them reach their goals, consider becoming a personal trainer or group exercise instructor at ODU!

Questions?

For questions about fitness certifications, contact us at recwell@odu.edu.



Become a Trainer

Learn the fundamentals of personal training, exercise science, exercise programming, program design, posture and assessment, liability and risk, behavior and communication, and nutrition in this 2-day personal trainer preparation workshop. Students who pass the workshop exam are eligible to work at the ODU Student Recreation Center as a Personal Trainer. The workshop curriculum reviews knowledge necessary for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification exam.

This prep-course is free and open to all ODU students and members of the Student Recreation Center.


Upcoming Events:

October 15-16 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. both days ODU Student Recreation Center Register Online

Become an Instructor

Learn the fundamentals of group exercise, experience different group exercise formats, and prepare to inspire others through fitness in this 2-day instructor preparation workshop. Students who pass the workshop exam are eligible to work at the ODU Student Recreation Center as a Group Exercise Instructor. The workshop curriculum reviews knowledge necessary for the ACE Group Exercise Instructor Certification exam.

This prep-course is free and open to all ODU students and members of the Student Recreation Center.


Upcoming Courses:

September 24-25 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. both days ODU Student Recreation Center Register Online

Interested in working with us at the Student Recreation Center?

Recreation & Wellness is always looking for new instructors and trainers! If you have experience teaching group exercise or personal training; or if you have passed your nationally accredited certification and are looking to get started, we want to hear from you! Please contact us to set up an audition and interview. ODU students are highly encouraged to apply.

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