Education

 

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.

 

Class

 

Group Fitness Instructor

 

Semester Offered: Fall

Cost $30

Date & 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.

Skills Covered: Class components and design, music, cueing, posture, alignment, safety, and more

Registration Information: 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

 

Personal Fitness Trainer

 

Semester Offered: Spring

Cost $30

Date & 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.

Skills Covered: Fitness assessments, health screenings, muscular imbalances, session design,  posture, alignment, safety, and more.

Registration Information:

 

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 sarahrentz@southalabama.edu. 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 sarahrentz@southalabama.edu 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 sarahrentz@southalabama.edu to set up a time.

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