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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 (9) nine-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 Sept. 9th 3:00pm in WRC 155
  • Class Begins: Monday Sept. 14th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm, WRC 155
    • Monday & Wednesday 3:00pm - 4:00pm, WRC 155
    • Friday 3:15pm - 4:45pm, 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)

What is Included

Lecture (18 hours)
Exercise Physiology
Fundamentals of Anatomy
Biomechanics and Applied Kinesiology
Health Screenings
Exercise Programming
Cardiovascular Fitness and Exercise
Muscular Strength and Endurance
Special Populations
Lab (13.5 hours)
Intro to Bands, Tubes, Medicine Balls, Physio Ball & the Bosu
Case Studies
Client Rapport 
Cardiovascular Equipment
Strength Training Equipment
Free Weight Training Techniques
Movement Screens
Physiological Assessments
TRX Training
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 WRS program or activity, please contact WRC 101 at (319) 273-6275.


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