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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Campus Recreation

Fitness Certifications

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/campusrec/fitness/fitnesscertifications.html

Fitness Certifications and Continuing Education Opportunities

Campus Recreation hosts fitness certifications and continuing education workshops for all community members as an opportunity to enhance skills and knowledge and increase potential job opportunities in the community. 

Upcoming Workshops at Minnesota State University, Mankato

  • NETA Yoga Specialty Certification
    • April 18-19, 2015 
      • Times: April 18: 8am-5pm; April 19: 8am-2pm
      • Location: Pennington Hall (PH) 102 and PH 112 
        • Credits: 14 NETA, 1.3 ACE, 8.25 AFAA, 1.3 NASM

 

  • AFAA Personal Trainer Certification Online
    • Personal Trainer Certification Online is AFAA's premiere eAFAA course, combining the industry leading personal trainer certification standards with the convenience of independent self study, and the security of third-party monitoring and authenticating systems.
      • Credits: 15 AFAA

 

 

For information about certification details please see the respective websites below and contact the certifying agencies directly. 

For information about potential discounts on workshops please email crec.fitness@mnsu.edu.

Certifying Agencies

Aerobics and Fitness Association of American (AFAA)

  • As the world's largest fitness educator, AFAA delivers comprehensive cognitive and practical education for fitness professionals, grounded in industry research, using both traditional and innovative modalities. AFAA upholds Basic Exercise Standards and Guidelines for safe fitness practice.  AFAA is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC).
    • Primary Group Exercise Certification Onsite
      • A one-day certification workshop designed to equip those seeking to become certified as group exercise instructors with the competencies needed to design safe and effective group exercise programming for the general healthy population.
    • Primary Group Exercise Certification Online
      • Primary Group Exercise Certification Online is AFAA's premiere eAFAA course, combining the fitness industry's leading group exercise certification standards with the convenience of independent self-study, and the security of third-party monitoring and authenticating systems.
    • Personal Training Certification Onsite
      • A three-day certification workshop including lectures, practice demonstrations and written and practical exams.  This course will help prepare you for both AFAA's Personal Fitness Trainer Certification and the Personal Fitness Trainer National Boards.
    • Personal Training Certification Online
      • Personal Trainer Certification Online is AFAA's premiere eAFAA course, combining the industry leading personal trainer certification standards with the convenience of independent self study, and the security of third-party monitoring and authenticating systems.

 

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

  • The American College of Sports Medicine was the first organization to certify health fitness professionals. With more than 25,000 health fitness professionals in 44 countries, we are the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world.  ACSM's personal trainer, health fitness specialist, clinical exercise specialist and registered clinical exercise physiologist certifications are NCCA-accredited.

 

American College on Exercise (ACE)

 

National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA)

  • NETA is one-of-a-kind in the arena of fitness certification, and in our personal, hands-on approach to fitness education. These are just a few of the many distinctive qualities that set NETA apart.  NETA is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
    • Group Exercise Certification
      • A one-day exam preparation workshop to gain insight into the basics of teaching group exercise. Exam administered at the end of the workshop.
    • Personal Trainer
      • A two-day exam preparation workshop, which includes 14 hours of lecture, demonstrations, and practical hands-on applications. Workshop participants gain the technical knowledge and leadership skills needed to implement effective, motivational and safe exercise programming for clients. Exam administered at the end of the workshop.
    • Specialty Certifications

 

This is not an exhaustive list of all fitness and wellness certification agencies.