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How to Become a Trainer

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How to Become a Recreation and Wellness Center Personal Trainer

The Recreation and Wellness Center only employs students who have a certification from an organization accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

If you are certified with one the accredited organizations listed below, please contact laure.butcher@auburn.edu to begin the application process:

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Academy of Applied Personal Training Education (AAPTE)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • The Cooper Institute
  • National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT)
  • National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF)
  • National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association (NESTA)
  • National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA)
  • National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)
  • ACTION Certification (ACTION)

If you are not currently certified, consider taking KINE 3030 and 3031: Intro to Personal Training lecture and lab courses. This course teaches the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) curriculum, and will help to prepare you for a personal training certification exam. 

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