Certification Courses 2018-02-28T13:09:37+00:00

Certification Courses

Rec Sports is dedicated to helping our patrons get the training they need to meet job requirements and achieve personal goals.

Rec Sports offers a variety of workshops and certifications that may be required for individuals interested in becoming a Rec Sports fitness instructor. For questions or more information, please contact Anna Taggart at ataggart@rec.tamu.edu or 979.845.4792.

Class Description: An eighteen-hour training program designed to prepare students to audition to lead Group RecXercise classes. Participants will receive a FIT manual and a music CD for practice. Audition will consist of a 12-minute mini class of step, kickbox, or floor aerobics on Sunday, April 29, 1pm – 4pm.


  • Sunday, Mar. 25: 5pm – 8:30pm
  • Sunday, Apr. 8: 5pm – 8:30pm
  • Sunday, Apr. 15: 5pm – 8:30pm
  • Sunday, Apr. 22: 5pm – 8:30pm
  • Saturday, Apr. 28: 2pm – 5pm
  • Sunday, Apr. 29: AUDITIONS: 1pm – 4pm

Audition will consist of a 12-minute mini class of Step, Kickbox, or Floor Aerobics on Sunday, Apr. 30.

Location: Student Recreation Center

Registration: Register at Member Services beginning Feb. 1.

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Class Description: Barre Above is an innovative and challenging barre experience that seamlessly weaves together traditional muscle sculpting barre choreography with exhilarating cardio segments to define and challenge the whole body. Lauren George, Texas A&M graduate, will be leading this incredible training day. 11 CECs AFAA, 1.1 CEUs ACE, and 1.1 CEUs NASM.

Date: Feb. 17

Time: 9am – 6pm

Location: For directions and more information on the location please contact DeAun Woosley at 979-862-3995 or dwoosley@rec.tamu.edu

Registration: www.barreabove.com

Class Description: YogaFit is based on the ancient fitness science of hatha yoga, and blends balance, strength, flexibility and power in a fitness format. YogaFit overcomes the mystery of yoga by delivering a practical, user-friendly style, which is accessible, understandable, and doable by individuals at any level of fitness.


  • YogaFit Senior: Feb. 2
  • Level 1: Feb. 3 & 4
  • YogaFit Prenatal: Mar. 2
  • Level 2: Mar. 3 & 4
  • YogaFit Kids: Apr. 6
  • Level 3: Apr. 7 & 8
  • Anatomy: May 5 & 6
  • Level 4: Jun. 7 – 10
  • Yoga Warriors: Jul. 7 & 8
  • Level 5: Jun. 30 & Jul. 1

Register for an individual certification/training or to receive your 200-hour RY T. You can register for all!

Location: For directions and more information on the location please contact DeAun Woosley at 979-862-3995 or dwoosley@rec.tamu

Registration: www.yogafit.com 

CPR Training

CPR is a life-saving skill, and you never know when you’ll need it. Rec Sports offers a variety of certification training courses to help you be prepared!

All classes are taught by AHA-certified instructors. Class participants must register at the Rec Center Member Services desk prior to taking the class. Class dates/times may be subject to change. Class limit: 16.

Spring 2018 Class Schedule & Information

Class Description: Learn core material such as adult and pediatric CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag mask), foreign-body airway obstruction, and automated external defibrillation (AED) use. This class is for healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, doctors, dentists, nurses, and respiratory therapists who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course.

Dates/Times Offered:

  • Sunday, February 4: 2pm – 7pm
  • Sunday, March 18:  2pm – 7pm
  • Sunday, April 8: 2pm – 7pm
  • Sunday, May 13: 2pm – 7pm

Location: Rec Center Room 281

Cost: $75*/$80**

*Member price; **non-member price

Become a Certified Personal Trainer

Rec Sports will be offering our Personal Trainer Certification Prep Course during the Spring 2018 Semester! This course will help prepare participants to take the nationally accredited American Council on Exercise (ACE) personal trainer exam. If you are serious about becoming certified and potentially working as a personal trainer for Rec Sports, please contact our Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning for more details about our prep course the certification process.

If you have any questions about the Personal Trainer Certification Prep Course, please contact:


Personal Trainer Certification
Prep Course

Free Info Meeting: Jan. 23 | 7pm | SRC 255

Class Dates:

  • Jan. 28, 4pm – 7pm, SRC 255
  • Feb. 11, 4pm – 7pm, SRC 255
  • Feb. 18, 4pm – 7pm, SRC 255
  • Feb. 25, 4pm – 7pm, SRC 255
  • Mar. 18, 4pm – 7pm, SRC 255
  • Mar. 25, 4pm – 7pm, SRC 255
  • Apr. 8, 4pm – 7pm, SRC 255
  • Apr. 15, 4pm – 7pm, SRC 255
  • Apr. 22, 4pm – 7pm, SRC 255
  • Apr. 29, 4pm – 7pm, SRC 255

Cost: $125 Rec members, $150 non-members

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