Training and Certifications

Contact Us:

Dominique Richardson,
Fitness Coordinator

813-974-4445
drichardson1@usf.edu

Want more information on the GFIT or Prep Course?
Attend the information session on January 11, at 3pm in REC022B

Group Fitness Instructor Training (GFIT)
January 23 – March 8, 2017
Mondays & Wednesdays | 3pm – 5pm
REC 005
GFIT Course Application

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
January 24 – March 9, 2017
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 3pm – 5pm
REC Conference Room
Prep Course Application

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.

Are you ready to sign up? Register and make your payment online.  After you have completed your online registration, you are required to download and complete the application appropriate for the course in which you registered. You must submit the completed application to the campus recreation membership office on or before Friday, January 20 by 3pm.