Date & Time
Saturday, November 1st,
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
AFAA Primary Group Fitness Certification
Mississippi/Alabama Fitness Expo
$299. USA and Rec Center members can get 30% off by contacting Sarah Schrenk at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be put on the discount list.
$45 professional staff
Become a group fitness instructor or personal trainer
SouthFit offers a one-semester, non-credit class to prepare you to be a group fitness instructor or personal trainer. Both theoretical knowledge (anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, kinesiology) and practical skills are emphasized. A certification will be held at the end of the semester at a discounted cost. Click here for upcoming certifications.
Group Fitness Instructor
Personal Fitness Trainer
Dates & Times
Info meeting: Thursday, August 21, 4:30 PM in Rec Center classroom. Class meets Tu/Th, 4:30- 5:30 PM, Aug 26-October 21.
Practical Skills Covered
Class components and design, music, cueing, posture, alignment, safety, and more
Fitness assessments, health screenings, muscular imbalances, session design, posture, alignment, safety, and more.
Just show up to the info meeting on August 21 at 4:30 PM in the Rec Center classroom. Students will receive a syllabus and we will discuss working in the fitness industry. If students choose to participate in the course, the fee will be due at the 1st class on August 26
Physical Activity as part of your Academic classes
Professors, would you like to tie in physical fitness to your class objectives? We would like to team up with you! Some of our collaborations include:
Department of Earth Science’s Geology Field Camp
School of Continuing Education and Special Courses’ “Stretch for Success” Learning Community
Department of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Studies’ research studies
If you have a collaboration idea, please email email@example.com. Fees vary—please call for information.
Private lectures or fitness classes
Our staff is available for private lectures or fitness classes for your university group. Lectures include risk factors for cardiovascular disease, alcohol & nutrition, basic ChooseMyPlate guidelines, and how to set up an exercise plan. Fitness classes include all types of classes offered by SouthFit (click here for descriptions).
Private lectures/classes can be held at the Student Recreation Center or your campus office. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a private lecture/class. The fee is $45/hour and we provide all handouts and/or equipment.
Recreation Center Tours
We are happy to give short tours (20-30) minutes of the Recreation Center to Freshman Experience classes (CAS 100), Concepts of Health & Fitness classes (PE 100), or any other group on campus. We will also discuss the programs that Campus Recreation offers. FREE. Please email email@example.com to set up a time.
Download the USA App for access to email, calendars, etc. go to the
Take a virtual tour of campus, get directions or search for buildings and places on our
maps page >>