Recreation and Wellness Center

The RWC's Fitness program employs certified student personal trainers and group exercise instructors. Students that do not already have a certification can take advantage of our in-house education programs in pursuit of an accredited certification.

These include our Fit Course programs and our Personal Trainer Prep Course. Fit Course, offered for Group Exercise and Personal Training, is a FREE 5-week course designed to educate students on the general process and education necessary towards becoming a Personal Trainer or Group Exercise Instructor. The NASM Personal Training course is a fee-based, eight-week hybrid course where students can receive hands-on training, textbook and resources in preparation for their included certification exam.

Programs for 2017-2018:
-NASM Personal Trainer Prep Course, 1/31/2018-3/28/2018, excluding spring break
-Fit Course: Group Exercise, 2/5/2018--3/9/2018
-National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA) Group Exercise Certification, 2/10/2018
-National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA) H.I.I.T. It With Yoga Certification, 2/11/2018
-Fit Course: Personal Training, 2/19/2018-3/20/2018
-Zumba, 3/3/2018
-Aqua Zumba, 3/4/2018
-YogaFit, 3/24-25/2018
-ACSM workshop and Barre Above Certification dates are coming soon!

*to register for the programs/certifications mentioned above, please see our online Fitness Programs Calendar, or contact Valerie Reed at

Assumption of Risk Statement

Participation in Recreation and Wellness Center programs is completely voluntary. Individuals participate at their own risk and assume responsibility for their own health and safety. The University of Central Florida and the Recreation and Wellness Center are not liable for injuries sustained during participation in a Recreation and Wellness Center sponsored activity. It is strongly recommended that all participants consult a physician and/or have a physical exam prior to participation. The University of Central Florida does not provide personal accident/health insurance. Therefore, participants are urged to secure their own insurance. You may suffer physical and/or mental injury from participating in these activities.