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 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 UREC Shop.  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 Instructor Training Course.  Employment is contingent upon completion of training; however, employment is not guaranteed.


Fall 2020 Offerings

Personal Training Prep Course

This six week blended learning course teaches all the necessary skills to be a personal trainer including program design, client assessment, exercise instruction, form correction, and more

Dates: September 28th – November 6th, Mondays at 3:00pm – 5:00pm


  • Learn personal training concepts to help you pass a personal training certification exam
  • Develop hands-on skills to work one-on-one with clients
  • Potential employment opportunity as a trainer through University Recreation

Price: $99.00

Registration begins September 1: https://urecshop.ua.edu/Program/GetProducts?classification=975ebbdd-ae81-4536-aae6-1354d96f9225



Hip Hop with Daiveon

For eight weeks participants will express self-creativity though hip hop dancing. During this time, routines focusing on isolation and footwork will be taught and participants will gain knowledge on how to create a hip hop routine from scratch.

Dates: September 21 – November 9, Mondays at 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Location: Miles Studio at the Student Recreation Center

Registration: https://urecshop.ua.edu/Program/GetProgramDetails?courseId=2ec8ada4-6c8c-4784-81e2-f6d95d005526&semesterId=6dbb4a9c-a27d-4e60-b218-844a7d76b170