Educational Opportunities

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Educational Opportunities offered by Fitness Services with University Recreation. We provide interactive learning opportunities throughout the year. Whether you are interested in becoming a group exercise instructor, personal trainer, or just interested in expanding your fitness knowledge, we have a variety of courses that will strengthen your understanding of fitness and wellness.

To register online, please visit the online member portal.  If registering in person, visit the Membership Office during their hours of operation. You will be contacted via email to discuss any details pertaining to the class before the first class meeting.

If you are interested in employment with University Recreation’s Fitness Services you will need to complete the training specific to your area of employment interest.  For example, if you would like to teach cardio or strength classes, you will need to complete The Student Instructor Training Course.  Employment is contingent upon completion of trainings; however, employment is not guaranteed.

Spring 2018 Educational Class Offerings

Registration for classes is currently open and will close on January 31, 2018.

Beginner Tai Chi: Learn the art of Tai Chi

  • January 7 – April 27, Sundays 2 –3 p.m.
  • FREE! No need to register, just show up.
  • Miles Studio at the Student Recreation Center

Intro to Women’s Self-Defense

This is an introduction class for The Equalizer Women’s Self-Defense and SHARP programs.  In this class students will learn basic self-defense information and how to avoid a potentially dangerous situation.   Physical contact is required as well as comfortable clothing and closed toed athletic shoes.

  • February 6 or April 17 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • FREE!
  • Multi-Activity Room at the Student Recreation Center
  • To register online, please visit the online member portal.

Student Personal Trainer Prep Course

This course will prepare students to become a personal trainer with University Recreation and provide guidance and preparation for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification exam.

  • February 1 – March 8 Tuesday/Thursday, 3:00 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • $70
  • Multi-Activity Room at the Student Recreation Center
  • To register online, please visit the online member portal.

Student Instructor Training Course

This course will prepare students to teach cardio and strength group exercise classes for University Recreation.  This course does not include training for mind-body classes.

  • February 2 – March 9 Friday, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • $70
  • Studio B at the Student Recreation Center
  • To register online, please visit the online member portal.

 

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YogaFit Level One Instructor Training

  • January 27 and 28
  • Information and registration at: www.yogafit.com
  • UA student discounts available by contacting YogaFit directly

YogaFit Level Two Instructor Training

  • February 24 and 25
  • Information and registration at: www.yogafit.com
  • UA student discounts available by contacting YogaFit directly

YogaFit Level Three Instructor Training

  • February 24 and 25
  • Information and registration at: www.yogafit.com
  • UA student discounts available by contacting YogaFit directly

YogaFit Level Four Instructor Training

  • April 12 – 15
  • Information and registration at: www.yogafit.com
  • UA student discounts available by contacting YogaFit directly

YogaFit Seniors

  • February 23
  • Information and registration at: www.yogafit.com
  • UA student discounts available by contacting YogaFit directly

 

Contact information:
email at: urecgroupexercise@ua.edu