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Campus Recreation
University of Mississippi

Workshops/Certifications Offered


American Council on Exercise Certification Prep Courses

Personal Trainer Prep Course (open to currently enrolled UM students and UM Faculty/Staff only)

Meeting Days & Times: Online, self-guided study course with opportunities for in-person practical workshop applications. In-person practical portion meeting day and time will be selected by common availability of course registrants once registration closes.

In-person Practical Workshop Location: TBD weekly, but will always be held at the South Campus Recreation Center or Turner Center.

Course Fee: $50.00

Registration: Register HERE by February 9, 2022.

Description: 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 CPT certification exam. An online blackboard class will be utilized for the course information and weekly assignments, along with in-person practical application workshops. We will also prepare future personal trainers for initial meetings, fitness assessments, lifting technique, equipment selection and programming, and much more during these weekly workshops. This portion of the course schedule will be determined weekly, as the class progresses. A mock client fitness assessment and 1-hour long training session opportunity toward the end of the course will be used for those individuals who are interested in working as a CPT for Ole Miss Campus Recreation. Prep course participants should expect to cover a minimum of two chapters weekly and have weekly and written assignments to complete outside of the scheduled workshop meeting times. A syllabus to guide self-studying and exam preparation will be uploaded to the blackboard classroom. Participants are encouraged to contact the Fitness Leadership Team with any questions or concerns that may occur while enrolled in the semester long course.

 

Group Fitness Instructor Prep Course (open to currently enrolled UM students and UM Faculty/Staff only)

Meeting Days & Times: Online, self-guided study course with one day per week meeting in-person for practical workshop applications. In-person practical portion meeting day and time will be selected by common availability of course registrants once registration closes.

In-person Practical Workshop Location: TBD weekly, but will always be held at the South Campus Recreation Center or Turner Center.

Course Fee: $50.00

Registration: Register HERE by February 9, 2022.

Description: 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 American Council on Exercise 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 be utilized for the course information and weekly assignments, along with opportunities for in-person workshops. In-person workshops will be determined once registration closes and class participant schedules can be compared. Prep course participants should expect to cover a minimum of two chapters weekly and have weekly and written assignments to complete outside of the scheduled workshop meeting times. Participants are encouraged to contact the Fitness Leadership Team with any questions or concerns that may occur while studying online.

 

Registration and completion of these courses does not guarantee the following:

1.     Employment with Ole Miss Campus Recreation

2.     Certification with American Council on Exercise (individuals must pass their certification exam through ACE and outside preparation from the course days and times is highly recommended)

3.     Academic credit—This is a NON-ACADEMIC credit course


Email fitness@go.olemiss.edu with questions.