Personal Training Preparation Course

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NASM Personal Trainer Preparation Course Details

Info Sessions: May 22nd, June 12th, July 10th
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: SW Rec Arena Conference Room 

Dates: 

  • Every Tuesday & Thursday 3:30 - 5:30pm
  • Begins Tuesday, August 28 and ends Tuesday, November 13, honoring all UF holidays.

Location:

  •  Southwest Recreation Center
  •  Specific information and changes will be announced​

Course Materials:

  • NASM online video lectures and digital textbook chapters

  • 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

Application Process:

Apply via e-mail to Hannah Hutchison (HannahHu@recsports.ufl.edu) by Friday, July 13th. Applicants will receive a decision by Friday, July 20th.

1. In your email, include the following information:

  • First and last name
  • Year in school (1st, 2nd, etc.)  
  • Major
  • UFID
  • Phone number
  • Number of academic course credits being taken Summer 2018
  • Confirm availability for ALL class days
  • Expected Graduation Date 

2. Attach a resume and single page letter of interest 

  • Keep your application materials unique and distinct!
  • The letter of interest should explain both why you are interested in the course and why you believe you are a qualified applicant. 

Course Price:

  • NASM Certification Course and Exam: $519 paid directly to NASM via https://www.nasm.org (due by August 24th)

  • Course operating costs: $100 paid directly to Recreational Sports via RSConnect.recsports.ufl.edu (due July 27th)

  • Failure to register with RecSports by July 27th will result in forfeit of roster reservation to other students on the waitlist

This 10 week personal training certification preparation course will prepare participants for the nationally accredited (NCCA) National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certification Exam. This class consists of educational presentations and hands-on activities related to core fitness areas including: exercise program design, human movement science, assessment of posture and function, liability and risk, nutrition, and behavior and communication. Although this course is not for academic credit, it does require a substantial time commitment both inside and outside of class. No prior experience is required.

NASM goes beyond providing only the core science and fitness knowledge, including education on behavior and communication and understanding personality types so trainers are successful with a variety of clientele. Through their systems, sciences, and tools, NASM equips trainers with the means necessary to become successful in the fitness industry. 

Do you have further questions? If so, please contact:

Personal Training Graduate Assistant, Hannah Hutchinson at HannahHu@recsports.ufl.edu