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Campus Recreation
University of Mississippi

Certification Prep Courses Offered

(Prep courses are open for currently enrolled UM students)


American Council on Exercise Certification Prep Courses
Online classroom/In-Person Hybrid Format
$50 Registration Fee | Blackboard Classroom | Weekly In-person class meeting | Exam discount information

  • Group Fitness Instructor Prep Course
    Spring 2024 Registration closed | Summer course information coming soon!
    The objective of this course is to prepare prep course students in feeling confident teaching many different modalities of group fitness, to deliver a quality experience to their future class participants, prepare to take and pass their ACE certification exam and potentially audition to become a group fitness instructor with Ole Miss Campus Recreation. The course will provide base knowledge in group fitness fundamentals, class preparation and design, elements of leading various classes and much more! Included in the course fee is the book and manual rental, an online blackboard class, self-study resources and a weekly in-person class meeting. Students who are interested can receive assistance with registering for the ACE certification exam, get information about fall 2023 and spring 2024 Campus Recreation employment and in-person audition opportunities.
  • Personal Trainer Prep Course
    Spring 2024 Registration closed | Summer course information coming soon!
    The objective of this course is to prepare prep course students in attaining the base knowledge needed to begin a part-time career in personal training. This course should prepare individuals with a basic knowledge in human anatomy, kinesiology, exercise physiology, nutrition and the ability to apply these in order to deliver quality health and fitness programs for clients. This course, along with additional individual preparation, should give course participants the confidence to sit and pass their ACE PT certification exam. Included in the course fee is the book and manual rental, an online blackboard class, self-study resources and a weekly in-person class meeting. Students who are interested can receive assistance with registering for the ACE certification exam, get information about fall 2023 and spring 2024 Campus Recreation employment and in-person mock client opportunities.

Email fitness@go.olemiss.edu with questions.