University of Vermont

Fitness & Wellness

Fitness Certification Courses and Trainings for Fitness Professionals

Personal Training Course | Personal Training Lab | Group Fitness Instructor Course

TRX Training| Spinning Training

Campus Recreation values the importance of student development through preparing students to become Certified Group Fitness Instructors and/or Personal Trainers. We have partnered with the Physical Education Department to offer classes that are a semester-long and provide potential instructors and /or trainers with the education and experience to not only prepare for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) National Certification Exam but also gain hands on experience needed to become safe and effective in their role.

EDPE 200: Personal Training (Exam Preparation Course) – spring - 3 credits - no prerequisites required


This is a course to assist students interested in Personal Training and/or becoming a Certified Personal Trainer (certification exam fee and exam not included).  This course is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare to take a nationally accredited Personal Training exam and to become innovative, safe and effective Personal Trainers.  Students taking this course do not have to have applied sciences pre-requirements. Sciences related to the human body and functional movement will be covered.  This course consists of both online and physical lecture, online testing, and laboratory experience.  The goal is for hands-on learning of comprehensive systems for designing individualized programs based on each client’s unique health, fitness, and goals.  The information covered by this course will help students learn how to facilitate rapport, adherence, self-efficacy and behavior change in clients, as well as design programs that help clients to improve posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, cardiorespiratory fitness, and muscular endurance and strength.  Students will apply the skills and information learned in this course through simulated training experiences in the UVM Campus Recreation Gucciardi Fitness Center during class time.   It is strongly recommended that all students for this course register through UVM Campus Recreation for a Personal Training Starter package to gain exposure to our assessment, goal setting and program design process.

Iron Cats Lab - Intro to Personal Training Instructional Recreation Course – spring - prerequisite is that students completed the fall EDPE 200 Personal Training Course or they are a Certified Personal Trainer


This course is designed to give experienced students an opportunity to develop the skills to become a proficient Personal Trainer. This course is geared towards students who have passed their Personal Training Exam and/or passed the EDPE 200, three-credit Personal Training course in the fall. This lab is designed for students to develop their effectiveness as innovative and safe personal trainers. All students will be matched with at least one practice client from the UVM community. This course is an opportunity for new trainers to lead their clients through a minimum of six sessions with the supervision of a certified trainer. Students will apply the ACE Integrated Fitness Training™ (ACE IFT™) Model as a comprehensive system for designing individualized programs based on each client’s unique health, fitness, and goals. The ACE IFT Model will help students learn how to facilitate rapport, adherence, self-efficacy and behavior change in clients, as well as design programs that help clients to improve posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, cardiorespiratory fitness, and muscular endurance and strength. Students will be assessed on their client in-take, assessment, personal training sessions and program design.

EDPE 200: Group Fitness Instructors in Training – Group Fitness Exam Preparation Course - spring - 3 credits - no prerequisites required

The Group Fitness Instructor Certification preparation course will give you the knowledge to design and teach any class better, lead all fitness levels effectively, and deliver experiences your participants will never forget. This course is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification Exam and become effective group fitness instructors. This class will cover foundations in applied sciences and create relative fitness and instructional experiences to practice this knowledge. In this course students will sample and learn to lead modalities like step aerobics, cardio kickboxing, TRX, Pilates, Spinning, Yoga, strength training, core training and more. Earning a certification accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) will set you apart as a teacher who leads more than just the front row. The certification exam cost is not part of the course fee.

TRX Workshop- http://www.trxtraining.com/products/courseregistration/BTV-160227
  • TRX Group Suspension Training:
    • Date: February 27th, 2016
    • When: 9am-5pm
    • Where: Patrick Multipurpose 217
    • Workshop Description:
      • Expand your potential resources and maximize your revenue by bringing TRX Suspension Training to the scale of group fitness classes. This course will help you create fun and innovative classes adaptable to all fitness levels. You’ll not only learn TRX Suspension Training fundamentals, but how to incorporate a range of TRX strength and flexibility exercises into a group-training format. Completion of this course will also qualify you for Level 2 courses.
    • In the TRX Group Suspension Training Course, you'll learn how to:
      • Teach two different TRX group class formats
      • Design group TRX workouts to fit your own style
      • Cue techniques for group class settings
      • Properly set up and use the TRX Suspension Trainer
      • Join the official TRX Directory of trainers and facilities
      • CEC List: ACE 0.7, AFAA 5.0, AFLCA 7.0, BCRPA 7.0, canfitpro 4.0, Fitness Australia 7.0, NASM 0.7, PTA Global 8.0, REPS 9.0, and SkillsActive REPS 8.0 (ACSM accepts ACE CECs)
Spinning Workshops - http://www.spinning.com/en/become_an_instructor
  • Spinning Instructor Training:
    • Date: January 23, 2016
    • When: 8am-5pm
    • Where: Gutterson Multipurpose 217 (Spinning Studio)
    • Workshop Description:
      • This comprehensive workshop will give you all the tools you need to become a certified Spinning instructor and lead your own classes in any of the 35,000+ Official Spinning Facilities worldwide. When you sign up, you'll receive the Spinning Instructor Manual for use as reference during your class, the Spinning Instructor Assessment and beyond. Upon completion of the Spinning Instructor Training, you will be eligible to take the Assessment test online at your convenience. Certification is active for two years from the date of your Instructor Training workshop, and with continuing education, can be maintained for a lifetime. Bring your gear and be ready for two great rides led by a Spinning Master Instructor. Workshop time (including two rides and a lunch break) is nine hours. In the Spinning Instructor Training, you'll learn how to:
        • Demystify cycling biomechanics
        • Instruct students on bike setup and safety
        • Develop strong coaching skills
        • Craft unforgettable class ride profiles
        • Incorporate heart rate training and the Spinning Energy Zones™
        • Use visualization techniques to enhance the mind/body connection
    • Cost Includes: Spinning Instructor's Manual, Spin Membership trial for six months, ACE 0.8 CECs, NASM 0.8 CEUs, AFAA 8.0 CEUs
  • Heart Rate Training:
    • Date: January 24, 2016
    • When: 8am-12:00pm
    • Where: Gutterson Multipurpose 217 (Spinning Studio)
    • Workshop Description: 
      • Take an in-depth look at the five Energy Zones, effective heart rate training ranges and health-screening preparation. This workshop includes a 75 min ride.
      • Workshop Format: lecture plus practical application, ending with a ride.
      • Course Materials: Upon registering you will receive a Workshop Outline in PDF format to download from your account.
      • Note: Heart Rate Monitor strongly recommended for this workshop.
      • Cost Includes: 6.0 Spin CECs, ACE 0.4 CECs, AFAA 4.0 CECs
  • Strength, Hills, and Power:
    • Date: January 24th, 2016
    • When: 1:00pm-3:00pm
    • Where: Gutterson Multipurpose 217 (Spinning Studio)
    • Workshop Description: 
      • As a Spinning Instructor, you're faced with the challenge of creating Spinning rides that produce real fitness benefits for your class participants. If you're like most instructors, your favorite profiles to deliver those results include hills and the Strength Energy Zone. You know that climbing hills is a great way to build intensity, work large leg muscles, and simulate the experience of a real cycling ride. In this workshop, we'll take your knowledge of hill climbs to another level. This course is all about improving your skill as an instructor through advanced techniques and the physiological basis for training on hills.
      • Workshop Format: lecture plus practical application, ending with a ride.
      • Course Materials: Upon registering you will receive a Workshop Outline in PDF format to download from your account.
      • Notes: Heart Rate Monitor strongly recommended for this workshop.
      • Cost Includes: 3.0 Spin CECs, ACE 0.2 CECs, AFAA 2.0 CECs
 

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    • If you have questions call Fitness Programs at (802)-656-7713 or email us at fitness@uvm.edu.

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