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Become a Trainer

The Recreation and Wellness Center only employs student trainers who are certified through an organization accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

If you are certified with one of the accredited organizations listed below, please contact to begin the application process:


  1. Academy of Applied Personal Training Education (AAPTE)

  2. ACTION Certification (ACTION)

  3. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

  4. American Council on Exercise (ACE)

  5. International Fitness Professionals Association (IFPA)

  6. National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

  7. National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT)

  8. National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF)

  9. National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association (NESTA)

  10. National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA)

  11. National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

  12. Personal Training Academy Global (PTAG)

  13. World Instructor Training School (WITS)


If you are not currently certified, consider taking KINE 3030 and 3031: Intro to Personal Training lecture and lab courses. This course teaches the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) curriculum and will help to prepare you for a personal training certification exam. 

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