Become a Trainer

How do I become a Personal Trainer for Recreational Services?

Every spring semester, Rec Services offers a Professional Skill Development course on campus for those who are interested in a career in fitness. This course will provide both a lecture and practical training to gain necessary knowledge and hands-on skills in personal training individuals. You may choose to interview and audition for a Personal Trainer position in Recreational Services at the end of course. If hired, you then have 6 months to attain your Personal Training certification through one of the following organizations: ACSM, ACE, NASM, NSCA or AFAA. 

January 30 – April 3

  • Personal Training Professional Development Class
  • Informational Meeting, Wednesday, January 30th at 3  p.m.
    • Class Dates: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6, 20, 27, April 3
    • Times: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.


(573) 651-2367
Main Office: Student Recreation Center

One University Plaza, MS 7100
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

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