Campus Rec to offer personal training course

ISU Campus Recreation will be offering the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Training Prep Course beginning on Feb. 7 at the Student Fitness Center.

The goal of the ACE course is to prepare participants to take the American Council on Exercise personal training exam for national certification.

The ACE was first brought to ISU’s campus during the fall semester of 2009.

“Anyone that is interested in sitting for the ACE certified personal trainer exam can take the course,” Betsy Hood, graduate assistant for fitness, said.

“This is a prerequisite for those considering a personal trainer position with Campus Recreation.”

The fee to take the ACE course is $50. A meeting was held for students interested in ACE on Jan. 28. The purpose of this meeting was to provide students with the information they needed to know about the course, and to answer any questions they may have.

The design of ACE will be half lecture and half hands-on training. The lecture will be held in McCormick Hall, Room 183 to aid students in learning the material needed for the exam. The hands-on training will be held in Student Fitness Center, group fitness studio 202.

ACE will begin at 2 p.m. on Feb. 7 and all those interested in participating must be registered by noon today.

The course will run the entire weekend. It will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 7, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  on Feb. 8 and 9.

Additional information for the course can be found in the Student Program Guide located at the front desk of the Student Fitness Center, or also on the campus recreation website.

“This course will provide the knowledge students need to know in order to pass the ACE personal trainer examination,” Hood said. “Once the exam is passed the student will hold a national certification that they can include on their résumé to help them find a career after school.”

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