Training and Certifications

Contact Us:

Dominique Richardson,
Fitness Coordinator

813-974-4445
drichardson1@usf.edu

Group Fitness Instructor Training (GFIT)

Interested participatins must attend an information session in REC 022B at 3 p.m. on Jan 11th or 18th.

The Group Fitness Instructor course will take place:
Jan 23 - Mar 8, 2017
Mondays & Wednesdays | 3pm – 5pm
REC 005

GFIT is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a group fitness instructor. Topics include, exercise physiology, anatomy, nutrition, instructing technique, music awareness, and personalized hands-on training. No experience necessary, but participation in various group fitness formats is encouraged. The cost of the GFIT course is $60 for USF students and includes the course manual and includes study guides and practice exam materials.

Note: This course does not cover the cost of a certification, but participants will have access to a discounted price for the AFAA or ACE Group Exercise Certification exam. Completion of the GFIT course does not guarantee employment with campus recreation. Participants who are seeking an employment opportunity will need to apply, interview, obtain the required certification(s) and successfully complete an audition to be considered. 


Personal Trainer Prep Course (PT Prep)


Interested participatins must attend an information session in REC 111 at 3pm on Jan 17th.

The Personal Training course will take place: January 24 – March 9, 2017
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 3pm – 5pm
REC Conference Room

If you are passionate about pursuing a career in health and fitness, we have a course for you. Learn the knowledge and skills necessary to become a certified personal trainer! This course will provide both lecture style and practical experience to prepare you for a nationally recognized certification exam. Topics include: basic and functional anatomy, applied exercise physiology, program design principles, form and technique instruction, client interaction and nutritional concepts. Practical sessions will apply concepts covered in the lecture and serve to prepare students to work one-on-one with clients. The cost of the PT Prep course is $60 for USF students and includes the course manual and includes study guides and practice exam materials.

Note: This course does not cover the cost of a certification, but participants will have access to a discounted price for the ACE or AFAA Personal Trainer Certification Exam. Completion of the prep course does not guarantee employment with campus recreation. Participants who are seeking an employment opportunity will need to apply, interview, obtain the required certification(s), and successfully complete an audition to be considered.