Want to be a personal fitness trainer or teach fitness classes?
"Use sports and exercise not only as a means to explore your athletic potential and physical self, but also as a means to accept the challenges within, where the opponent is yourself and the reward is deeply personal."
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 prepare ourselves well to take full advantage of this opportunity. We are determined to change the face of fitness! Our program is truthful and physically challenging, and our fitness leaders are excellent role models who help to inspire our participants to train their minds, bodies, and spirits!
The Fitness Leadership Program (FLP) is an in-depth training program that is based on NSCA, ACSM, and ACE standards. This program has two tracks: 1) the Group Exercise Leader (GEL) and 2) the Personal Fitness Trainer (PFT). The program is academic as well as practical. FLP 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.) FLP participants assist our current fitness staff, serve as UCLA Fitness Leaders & Liaisons to the campus community, and volunteer at health fairs and other wellness functions. At the end of the program, FLP participants take a nationally recognized exam, and PFTs take the NSCA exam ($300). In addition to this test, FLP participants take an in-house practical exam and perform an audition. The UCLA fitness staff is selected through this process.
SPECIFIC INFORMATION: Acceptance into the program will be based on an application and group interview. The program is scheduled to take two and one-half quarters. Attendance at training sessions is mandatory. Cost of program does not include books or exam fee.
PROGRAM FEE: $450
Wednesday, 10/9/13, 7:30-8:30pm, Games Lounge, John Wooden Center
Thursday, 10/10/13 by 5pm, FITWELL Services Desk, John Wooden Center 1st Floor (After deadline, contact Elisa Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-206-7976)
Friday, 10/11/13, 3:00pm-5:00pm, Pardee Gym, John Wooden Center
(Casual, athletic attire OK.)
DURATION OF PROGRAMDownload the Fitness Leadership Program application here!
Wednesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm & Fridays 3:00pm-5:00pm
*Program breaks between academic quarters*