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Campus Recreation

Personal Trainer Prep Course

Interested in becoming a personal trainer? Join Campus Recreation's prep course!


Meeting Days & Times: Thursdays 5:15pm-7:15pm, beginning February 14th through April 25th in the Turner Center
Course Fee: $50.00
Registration: Registration can be completed in the Turner Center Fitness Center, located on the third floor. Cash, check and credit card are accepted methods of payment. Registration is open to currently enrolled UM students only.
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 PT certification exam. A blackboard class will also be utilized for the course information and weekly assignments. 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 and written assignments to complete outside of the scheduled class meeting times.

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

  1. Employment with Ole Miss Campus Recreation
  2. Certification with ACE (individuals must pass their certification exam through ACE and outside preparation from the course days and times is highly recommended)
  3. No academic credit—This is a NON-ACADEMIC credit course

Email fitness@go.olemiss.edu with questions.