Personal Training Preparation Course

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Personal Training Academy (PTA) Global Course Details

Info Sessions:

Event Date: June 13th
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Location: SW Rec Arena Conference Room.

Event Date: July 12th
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Location: Southwest Recreation Center Activity Room 3.


  • Every Tuesday & Thursday 3:30-5:00pm
  • Begins Tuesday, August 22 and ends Thursday, November 30, honoring all UF holidays.


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

Course Materials:

  •  PTA Global Website: Online video lectures and printable notes
  •  PTA Global Program Design Model: a compilation of 840 premade workouts
  •  In-Person Presentations: Sent via email following each class 

Application Process:

Apply via e-mail to Hannah Hutchinson ( by Friday, July 14. Participants will receive a decision by Friday, July 21st 

1. In your email, include the following information:

  • First and last name
  • Year in school (1st, 2nd)  
  • Major
  • UFID
  • Phone number
  • Number of academic course credits being taken Fall 2017 
  • 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!

Course Price:

  • PTA Global Certification Course: $499 paid directly to PTA Global via (Due: September 12th)
  • Course operating costs: $100 paid directly to Recreational Sports via (Due: Friday, July 28th)
  • Failure to register by July 28th will result in forfeit of roster reservation to other students on the waitlist. 

This 14 week personal training certification preparation course will prepare participants for the internationally accredited (NCCA) PTA Global Certification Preparation Course. This class will consist of educational presentations and hands on activities related to core fitness areas including: exercise programming, functional anatomy, program design, posture and assessment, 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.

PTA Global 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, PTA Global 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