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Starts: Thursday, May 14

Ends: Sunday, July 19
 
This summer's challenge distance was inspired by the Hoover Dam (726 feet) and the Glen Canyon Dam (710 feet) combined. 
 
Earn a t-shirt by making 26 full climbs on the 55 foot Carolina Climbing Wall at Lake Wauburg's South Shore. Only 5 climbs per visit may be recorded toward the challenge. Any route can be used to complete the challenge. 
 
 
The Carolina Climbing Wall is open from Thursday through Sunday during the summer.
 
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Fall 2015 Personal Training Preparation Program

UF Personal Training will teach an intensive training course designed to start personal trainers on a successful pathway toward fitness careers.

 

Who should take the Personal Trainer Preparation Course?

This course is designed for any student or RecSports member interested in becoming a Personal Trainer at UF RecSports. Although a background in Human Sciences is helpful, it is not required for successful completion of the course.

What can students expect?

The Preparation Course entails a 14-week, comprehensive training program through Personal Training Academy Global curriculum. PTA Global is an on-line based certification that provides students with an extensive foundation on all core fitness subject areas including functional anatomy, exercise programming, program design, posture and assessment, liability and risk, nutrition, and behavior and communication. Students are expected to spend a significant amount of time outside of class completing the online curriculum and assignments. In-class sessions will consist of lectures, presentations, and training scenarios. Students will have the opportunity to ask detailed questions.

This training course requires a substantial time commitment from all participants. The Personal Training Preparation Course is not for academic credit, however, the workload is equivalent to a 3 credit academic course. Participants are advised to be cognizant of other commitments when taking the course due to the significant amount of work time required both inside and outside of class.

When and where will the Fall 2015 training course take place?

  • The training course is held during the Fall 2015 semester from August 25 through December  3, honoring all UF holidays
  • The training course meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Class locations will vary, however, classes will be held at Southwest Recreation Center. Details regarding specific class locations will be emailed to participants who have been accepted into the program

What makes PTA Global unique?

Personal Training Academy Global is the most cutting edge certification in the world, combining 25 of the world’s best educators in one course. Currently, this certification is being used in health clubs, gyms, and with equipment manufacturers across the globe. 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.

Who teaches the training course and what can I expect from the instructor?

The instructors for the training course are David Bloch, Coordinator of Fitness Programs and Darcie Burde, Assistant Director for Fitness and PTA Global  Faculty. Assistant instructors are graduate assistants and program assistants for the fitness program. All instructors are PTA Global certified and have taken the UF Personal Training Prep Course. The instructors are here to pace and guide you through online materials and assist in comprehending concepts and application. Instructors are available outside of class time for additional questions or concerns and will evaluate your progress throughout the duration of the course.

How do I apply and how much does the training course cost?

Acceptance into the course is competitive. All candidates must apply for the course.  Spots are limited and the course is expected to reach its capacity.

The Personal Training Preparation Course through PTA Global is available to RecSports members and students at a reduced price. Accepted candidates will be invited to an in-person meeting to further discuss the course in detail including cost. Retail price for the course can be found on the PTA Global website.

Informational sessions will be offered during the Summer A or Summer B term, which will cover course logistics and objectives. These sessions will be offered on June 10th 3:30pm – 4:30pm and July 15th 3:30pm – 4:30pm. Interested candidates are encouraged to attend an informational session to learn more about the course. Registration for these courses is available on RSConnect here.

Interested candidates must e-mail the information listed below (in the content of the email), your resume and a thorough cover letter indicating why you should be accepted into the course to Dave Bloch at DaveBloch@recsports.ufl.edu by July 17, 2015.

  • First and last name
  • Year in school
  • Major
  • UFID
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Number of academic course credits being taken Fall 2015
  • Confirm availability for ALL class days

Applications will be reviewed and eligible participants will be notified of the info session by August 3rd, 2015.Please keep in mind it is a competitive candidate pool. Application materials should be thorough and unique.

What will students receive?

  • All course meetings including lecture-based and practical components.
  • All online course material including printable notes. 
  • Access to the One-Day Workshop, an 8 hour workshop that reviews all course material.
  • Computer-based exam available at a variety of testing locations.
  • Free recertification renewal with PTA Global every two years. Students are still expected to provide the adequate amount of continuing education credits.
  • Access to the Program Design Model, a compilation of 840 premade workouts.
  • Eligibility for employment as a Personal Trainer through Recreational Sports. Please note: employment is not guaranteed with completion of the course.‚Äč
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