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certifications & continuing ed
Updated 11/14/14

certifications & continuing ed

Can I teach for Purdue Rec Sports once I’m certified?

Becoming a group fitness instructor is a life-changing career that carries both privileges and responsibilities. To teach for Purdue Rec Sports, we prefer our instructors to obtain foundational group fitness instructor education and/or certification, before obtaining a specialty certification such as INSANITY.  Therefore, each spring semester Purdue Rec Sports offers a Group Fitness Instructor Course, free of charge to selected applicants.  This twelve-week intensive program provides in-class theory and hands-on practical training to prepare you to teach every non-specialty class on our Group X schedule.  Upon graduation, instructors will complete a semester-long mentorship program the following fall semester.