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Kansas State University

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Certifications Offered

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)

Group Fitness Instructor (GFI)

The department of Recreational Services is offering two fitness prep courses for personal training and group fitness instruction. Both are meant to provide hands-on skills and the foundational information to pass the national examination.

School Summary
The department of Recreational Services at Kansas State University is offering NASM-CPT and AFAA-GFI prep courses for our K-State community. Our goal is to help prepare participants for the NASM and AFAA exams and a career in fitness. Job placement assistance available.

NASM-CPT and AFAA-GFI prep course meeting twice weekly for a duration of five weeks in the summer and eight weeks during the long semesters. Meetings times will be based on participant availability. Majority of hands-on training and mentorship with some online instruction depending on the semester. Job placement assistance available.

Additional Information:

Personal Training Curriculum:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Program design
- Fitness assessment testing
- Sports performance conditioning
- Motivational Interviewing and client rapport skill building
- Mock client scenarios
- Certification exam preparation

Group Fitness Instructor Curriculum:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Class design
- Training modalities
- 32-count practical portion
- Special Populations
- Cueing/Inclusive language training
- Certification exam preparation

More Info:
- Duration: Summer 5 week; Fall/Spring 8 weeks
- Visit our Rec Services website for current pricing
- NASM-CPT website
- AFAA-GFI website

Type of Degrees or Diplomas offered:
Kansas State University is a Tier 1 research university offering a variety of degree programs including Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, and Certificates. The department of Recreational Services is offering two fitness prep courses for personal training and group fitness instruction meant for collegiate students prepare for the exam.

Program Delivery:
- In person for hands on skills
- Lecture both in person and online

Program Location:
Recreational Services
Kansas State University
101 Peters Rec Complex
1831 Olympic Drive
Manhattan, KS 66506

For more information, contact:
Asst. Dir.-Fitness
Mitzie Rojas, RDN, LD
[email protected]

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