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Become an ACE Certified Personal Trainer

April 10, 2017 - May 30, 2017

Sign up now through May 30



ACE Personal Training Prep Course

If you are passionate about pursuing a career in health and fitness, a personal training certification is a great step towards meeting that goal.  As a personal trainer, you serve as a coach, mentor, confidant and motivator, and have a significant impact on the lives of your clients.

Our ACE Personal Training Prep Course is an intensive 5-week class held during summer that will prepare you to become a nationally certified personal trainer.  This course also serves as a prerequisite for working as a personal trainer in Rec Sports, if you do not currently hold a national certification.

Cost: $375.00


  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer Educator
  • ACE Personal Training Essentials and ACE Personal Training Manual 5th books ($130 value)
  • ACE PowerPoint slides, study guides, and practice exams ($75 value)
  • $150 discount on ACE exam if attend 90% of classes ($150 value)

Registration: Email by May 30, 2017.

Class Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 6th-July 13th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The Personal Training Prep Course is a comprehensive certification training program through the American Council of Exercise. The course will provide extensive training on essential fitness subjects, including anatomy and exercise physiology, fitness assessment, program design, special populations, liability and risk management, and communication.

This course requires a substantial time commitment from all participants, equivalent to a three credit academic class.  Participants are advised to be mindful of other commitments when registering for the course.

You must attend 90% of the class or more to be eligible for an exam discount and potential employment.

If you are interested in employment as a Personal Trainer with USC Recreational Sports, you will be required to:

  1. Attend and complete at least 90% of classes
  2. Attend mandatory interviews
  3. Show proof of certification
  4. Shadow two Rec Sports personal training sessions


April 10, 2017
May 30, 2017