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Campus Recreation
University of Mississippi

Certification Prep Courses Offered


American Council on Exercise Certification Prep Course Interest Meetings
FREE interest meeting | Register on the OleMissCR App
August 23rd at 6pm | August 26th at 2pm | September 1 at 4pm
Find out if our ACE prep course is a good fit for you to get certified as a personal trainer or a group fitness instructor! This interest meeting will go over the necessary actions and study suggestions for completing the online/in-person hybrid ACE prep courses set to run this fall. The costs associated with the course, certification exams and potential for employment with Campus Recreation will also be covered. This meeting will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes and will be held in the South Campus Recreation Center Whitwell Family Wellness Kitchen, located off the SCRC front lobby area.

American Council on Exercise Certification Prep Courses
Online – In Person Hybrid
Discussion Board & Bi-weekly meetings
$50 Registration Fee | Register online

  • Group Fitness Instructor Prep Course
    September 6th – December 2, 2022
    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! An online blackboard class will also be utilized for the course information and assignments, along with a hybrid classroom format possibly including zoom calls and in person meetings. Zoom call schedule and in person meetings will be determined bi-weekly, as the class progresses. Prep course participants should expect to cover a minimum of two chapters weekly and have weekly assignments/classes to attend and complete outside of the scheduled class meeting times.
  • Personal Trainer Prep Course
    September 6th – December 2, 2022
    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. An online blackboard class will also be utilized for the course information and assignments, along with a hybrid classroom format possibly including zoom calls and in person meetings. Zoom call schedule and in person meetings will be determined bi-weekly, as the class progresses. An audition process toward the end of the course will be used for those individuals who are interested in working as a PT for Ole Miss Campus Recreation. Prep course participants should expect to cover a minimum of two chapters weekly and have weekly assignments to complete outside of the scheduled class meeting times.

Email fitness@go.olemiss.edu with questions.