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Instructor Workshops and Certifications

Campus Recreation offers training opportunities for advancing your skills as a fitness instructor. These workshops can provide you the necessary training for teaching fitness classes through Campus Recreation and for receiving certification through a national fitness association.

BearFit is currently hiring for Group Exercise Instructors! For those interested, please visit this link to apply: Jobs @ Missouri State University.                                                                                                                                                                         Applicants are encouraged to attend the Fitness Instructor Workshop detailed below as an excellent way to prepare for an interview with BearFit.


Fitness Instructor Workshop

Have you ever wanted to be a group exercise instructor? The Fitness Instructor Workshop is a two-day workshop that teaches the basic skills behind instructing, including cueing, body alignment, music selection, basic anatomy behind movements, appropriate moves for classes, progression and more. This workshop is an excellent way to prepare for a position in a group exercise setting.

  • Date: Monday, November 10th (studio A) and Monday, November 17th, 2014 (studio C)
  • Location: Foster Recreation Center
  • Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
  • Fee: $15 per person
  • Registration Deadline: Friday, November 7th

This workshop requires participants to pre-register. To register, please visit the the Foster Recreation Welcome Desk.

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America

As the world's largest fitness and TeleFitness® educator™, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) has issued more than 200,000 certifications to fitness professionals including group exercise instructors and personal trainers. AFAA offers specialty workshops on the Missouri State campus including Personal Fitness Trainer Certification, Practical Pilates™, Practical Yoga Instructor Training, Practical Skills Choreography Workshop and Primary Group Exercise Certification.

For more information about upcoming trainings at Missouri State, visit the AFAA Personal Trainer Certification page. More information about AFAA is available on their website.



FiTOUR® provides both fitness certifications and continuing education opportunities to fitness professionals around the world. Since 1992, more than 65,000 satisfied fitness professionals have become FITOUR® certified instructors through their certification and continuing education workshops.

All FiTOUR® educational products can be obtained by attending a FiTOUR® Educational Program in your area or online via an in-home course.

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