Fitness Certifications

UMW Campus Recreation hosts experiential courses as well as certification preparation courses. To register for any of these courses, visit, click Log In, click the blue button to log in with your UMW credentials, and complete all prompts until you see the confirmation page.

Fitness Instructor Training Course

There will be no Fitness Instructor training course in Fall 2020. We will have a course in Spring 2021. If you are interested in receiving information on the spring course, please email to be added to the interest list. If you aren’t already following @UMWCampusRec on social media, please do! We will advertise the spring course on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Please sign up at the link below!

Teaching a group fitness class is more than just a guaranteed workout time each week – it is important to understand how to prepare a safe and effective workout, how to demonstrate and teach proper form, exercise cueing, musicality, safety procedures, and more! In this free, non-academic course you will learn through lectures about class preparation, movement, and muscles, as well as time practical time working on music phrasing and teaching your own fitness class. If you have a true passion for leading others to their healthiest lives, then this course is for you! It is free and fun. Just sign up ahead of time at under “Courses” so that we can contact you before the course begins with more information.