Office of Student Life

Recreational Sports

Become a Personal Trainer

Are you interested in taking your fitness and wellness knowledge to the next level? Do you want to help others reach their fitness goals? Rec Sports offers two training programs to prepare students, members and nonmembers become nationally certified personal trainers. Both semester long programs will prepare participants to take a nationally recognized personal training exam (American Council on Exercise).

The BuckeyePT Prep Course is a free in house training program designed to prepare full time students who are interested in becoming a personal trainer at Ohio State. This program is lecture based as well as hands on. The students will meet 2-3x per week for the entirety of the semester, learning material on human anatomy, physiology, program design, etc. Students who finish the course and pass their ACE exam are then eligible for hire at Rec Sports. Details to submit application to this course are below. Students who already hold a personal training certification still must complete the BuckeyePT Prep Course, but their process has the potential to be expedited. 

The ACE (American Council on Exercise) Prep Course is a lecture based program that is open to students, Recreational Sports members and nonmembers. The class will meet online once a week for 12 weeks, reviewing lecture material on human anatomy, physiology, program design, etc. The course prepares participants to take the ACE exam and become a certified personal trainer. There is a cost associated with this program, however participants will receive a discount on all study materials and the final exam.

Traditional ACE exam cost: $499

Ohio State Discounted ACE exam cost: $399

  

Course Registrations

Fall 2020

ACE Personal Trainer Prep Course (online)

Course Dates: September 14- November 30

Time: Monday’s 4-6pm (lectures will live as well as recorded and shared to course participants)

Location: Zoom

Cost: Member Price: $100.  Nonmember Price: $150

Registration for this course will open here on August 24, 2020 at noon.

 

Spring 2021

BuckeyePT Prep*

Course Dates: TBD

Time: Lectures: Monday’s 4-6pm (online), Small groups: are schedule on your availability and are in-person

Location: TBD 

Cost: Free (only full time Ohio State students may apply.)

*Spring programming is TBD.

 

Summer 2021

BuckeyePT Prep**

Course Dates: TBD

Time: Lectures: TBD (in-person), Small groups: are schedule on your availability and are in-person

Location: TBD 

Cost: Free (only full time Ohio State students may apply.)

**Summer programming is TBD.

 

For more questions about these programs please contact the Personal Training Coordinator, Mitch Miceli.