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, paperwork must be completed and submitted with payment to the Student Recreation Center’s Membership office prior to the registration deadline. Upon receipt of these materials, the instructor will be in contact via email to discuss any details pertaining to the class before the first class meeting.  Click on the following link to view and print off the Educational Opportunities Registration paperwork: Educational Opportunities Registration

If you are interested in employment with University Recreation’s Fitness Program 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.

Fall 2017 Educational Class Offerings

Registration for classes opens Wednesday, August 23

Beginner Tai Chi: Learn the art of Tai Chi

  • September 10 – November 19, Sundays 2 –3 p.m.
  • FREE! Just show up
  • Miles Studio at the Student Recreation Center

 

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.

  • September 11 – October 18 Monday/Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • $70
  • Multi Activity Room (MAR) in the Student Recreation Center
  • Registration Deadline: Friday September 8

 

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.

  • September 12 – October 19, Tuesdays/Thursdays, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • $70
  • Studio B at the Student Recreation Center
  • Registration Deadline: Friday September 8

 

YogaFit Level One Instructor Training

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  • October 7, 2017
  • Information and registration at: www.yogafit.com
  • UA student discounts available but you must contact YogaFit from their website

 

YogaFit Level Two Instructor Training

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  • November 11, 2017
  • Information and registration at: www.yogafit.com
  • UA student discounts available but you must contact YogaFit from their website

 

Contact information:
Whitney Pape
Manager, Fitness Services
205-348-5131
whitney.pape@ua.edu