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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 (8) eight-week intensive program provides in-class theory and hands on practical training. WRS certification is awarded upon completion of the course, passing exams and weekly quizzes, a two-semester time commitment, and providing proof of current CPR Pro, AED and First Aid certifications.

Dates and Registration
  • Informational Meeting: Wednesday Jan. 27th, 3:15pm in WRC 155
  • Class Begins: Monday Feb. 1st, 3:15 - 4:00p, WRC 155
    • Monday & Wednesday 3:15pm - 4:00pm, WRC 155
    • Friday 3:00pm - 4:30pm, Room TBA
  • Must commit to 2 semesters to train at the WRS upon successful completion of course.

For complete course details, contact Instructional Fitness, Dana Foster at (319) 273-5859 or

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.


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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