Fitness Leadership Program
Want to be a personal fitness trainer or teach fitness classes?
It is our mission at UCLA Recreation to offer affordable, safe, and fun fitness options for our students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Teaching life-long skills that promote healthy life-style choices is a business that we take pride in. FITWELL has the unique opportunity to impact the lives of many people in a positive way, and we take great care in creating the highest caliber personal fitness trainers and group exercise leaders in the industry. Our program is challenging, and our fitness leaders become excellent role models who lead a variety of fitness classes, strength & conditioning programs, and train clients one on one to lead healthier, happier lives!
The Fitness Leadership Program (FLP) is an in-depth training program that prepares participants for the NSCA CPT or ACSM Group Exercise Instructor certifications.
The program is academic as well as practical. Participants learn all of the fitness fundamentals required of fitness professionals. (Anatomy, Basic Physiology and Adaptations to Exercise, Biomechanics, Exercise Technique, Program Design, Special Populations, Adherence and Motivation, etc.) Participants assist in fitness classes, serve as UCLA Fitness Leaders & Liaisons to the campus community, and volunteer at health fairs and other wellness functions. Participants in good standing can start working in our programs as early as winter quarter.
At the end of the program, FLP participants take the NSCA CPT or ACSM GEI exam. (Test fees not included in program cost.) In addition to the written exams, FLP participants take an in-house practical exam and perform an audition. Our UCLA fitness staff is selected through this process.
Acceptance into the program will be based on an application. The program is two and one-half quarters. (Participants in good standing can start working in Winter quarter.) Attendance at training sessions is mandatory. Cost of program does not include books or exam fee.
PROGRAM FEE: $450
Friday, 10/16/20, 3:00-4:00pm, Pyramid Room, 2nd floor, John Wooden Center OR Wednesday, 10/21/20, 7:30-8:30pm, Games Lounge, 2nd floor, John Wooden Center
Click Here for the google form application. Due: Friday, 10/23/20 by 5pm. Contact Elisa Terry at email@example.com after the deadline.
DATES and TIMES OF PROGRAM
Quarter dates: Fall: 10/28/20 -12/420, Winter: 1/6/21 - 3/12/21, Spring: 3/31/21 - 6/4/21
Wednesdays 7:30pm-9:15pm (Games Lounge, JWC) & Fridays 3:00pm-5:00pm (Pardee Gym, JWC). Participants will also be assigned to assist and attend one fitness class per week. This is scheduled based on the participant's availability.
If in good standing in the program with demonstrated proficiency, FLPers can start teaching fitness under the supervision of certified personnel and earning money by the start of Winter Quarter.