Texas Tech University

The Fitness and Wellness department within TTU Recreational Sports is offering the Raider Fitness Institute to students, staff, and alum of Texas Tech University. This consists of two separate classes, both geared to help you kick start your career in the fitness industry. The department has collaborated with NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and AFAA (Athletics Fitness Association of America), and will be offering courses at a heavily discounted price in order to bring the best, and most affordable education possible.

For More information please click here: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/recsports/fitwell/about.php

Personal Training Education Course

Length of course: 11 Weeks

Personal Training Curriculum

  • Certification exam preparation
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Kinesiology of human movement
  • Corrective exercise and injury prevention
  • Nutrition and supplementation
  • Advanced Techniques in Program Design
  • Special Populations
  • Metabolic training and testing
  • Sports performance and conditioning
  • Business & Communications
  • Leadership, Business and Sales
  • Exercise psychology and lifestyle coaching
  • Fitness business administration

Additional Trainings

  • Cueing Workshop
  • Equipment Training
  • Exercise Technique Workshop
  • Periodization Workshop
  • Mock Client Scenarios
  • Corrective Exercise Workshop

Practical Portion: 30+ hours of hands on experience

Group Fitness Instructor Education Course

Length of course: 11 Weeks


  • Certification exam preparation
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Kinesiology of human movement
  • Special Populations
  • How to design and choreography a fitness class
  • Training on modalities
  • Foundations of nutrition and weight management
  • Business & Communications
  • Fitness business administration

Additional Trainings

  • Social Media Training
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Cueing/Inclusive Language Training

Practical Portion

30+ hours of hands on experience covering the following formats:

  • Step
  • Kickboxing
  • Strength
  • Cycle
  • Core
  • Intervals
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Barre
  • Water

Additional Resources

  • 80+ Page Group Fitness Practical Manual
  • 32-Count Music
  • Group Fitness Website for additional video resources
  • Performance review evaluation from experienced fitness professional through video and peer to peer

Students will earn the following

Raider Fitness Institute Graduate Certificate
Students are prepared to take their NASM credentialing exams and it is included as part of the program:
NASM CPT — Certified Personal Trainer
AFAA GX— Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Graduates receive 4 credentials: Certificate of Completion, NASM-CPT certification or AFAA-GX Group Fitness Instructor Certification, NASM Certificate of Academic Distinction (upon passing CPT Exam), CPR certification./p>

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What makes Raider Fitness Institute different?

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