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Become a Personal Trainer

Personal Training Course Information

Recreation Services (RS) is offering a personal training instructor course.

This instructor course is offered to students who are interested in becoming a personal trainer at the Wellness and Recreation Center. What an awesome way to gain work experience!!

This ten-week, intensive class covers exercise physiology, anatomy, biomechanics, hands-on practical training, exercise programming, motivation, and coaching techniques. Must commit to two semesters after completing the training program to personal train at UNI Recreation Services.

Dates and Registration
  • Informational Meeting: Wednesday Sept. 7, 3:00pm, WRC 252
  • Class Begins: Monday Sept. 12, 3:00pm, WRC 252
  • Training: Sept. 12 — Nov. 18
    • Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
    • Fridays, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Registration Cost
$120.00 plus course materials (optional)

Certification Requirements
  • Proof of current CPR Pro, AED and First Aid certifications.
  • Required attendance (both lecture and lab days) is 9 out of the 10 weeks of the course.
  • Passing grades on weekly quizzes and both written and practical exams.
  • Two-semester time commitment upon completion on the course.
  • Passing grade is 80% or higher.
  • Maximum enrollment of 25 UNI students
For more information

Please contact Dana Foster, Instructional Fitness, at (319) 273-5859.


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If there is an accommodation you need in order to participate in a RS program or activity, please contact WRC 101 at (319) 273-6275.


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