Become a Certified Fitness Instructor

Fitness Instructor Training through AFAA

What are we looking for in a Fitness Instructor?
We are actively looking to hire and grow our Fitness Team. We are looking for individuals that are passionate, dependable, trustworthy, hardworking, group fitness instructors who value teamwork and can deliver outstanding customer service to our participants.
We need a group fitness instructor that is going to be detailed oriented and work in an environment that does not require constant supervision, and they are able to come in and complete all the tasks as they deliver a fitness class that is safe, fun, and effective.

How to become a Fitness Instructor?
1. Sign-Up for our AFAA Training course. It is offered every semester.
*This is a course that will prepare you to take the certification exam.
Once you pass the exam, you will be a certified Group Fitness Instructor.
It will be followed by an audition to be a Fitness Instructor at the MAC.
2. Sign-Up for our FIT In-house Training program.
*Please note that this is not a certification. This requires you to attend all training sessions & audition to be a Fitness Instructor at the MAC.

The AFFA Course which is a course that gives you the opportunity to become a certified fitness instructor through an accredited association and a reputable certification.

Registration cost $405 (This includes student university discount)

The dates for this course are September 18th through November 17th.

Deadline is Sept. 11, 2023. Meeting days and times will be determined by everyone's availability.

Open to UTA students and community.

The FIT in-house training course. Which is a course that has been design on the basic foundations of fitness and different fitness formats. This provides a hands-on training on how to lead and teach a Group Fitness Class. This class does not certify you, but it gives you the opportunity to start your journey as a Group Fitness Instructor here at the Maverick Activities Center. The cost is $50 for UTA Students and $75.00 for community members. It is an intensive 1-week course. You cannot be absent or miss a day of training. Everything that we go over it is very important, and it builds on top of each other. If you are absent there are no make-up days because it is a lot of information. There will be no refunds given. This course will start in the month of December as the semester ends.

The dates of this course are the following:
Monday, December 18th | 9am-12noon & 1pm-4pm
Tuesday, December 19th | 9am-12noon & 1pm-4pm
Wednesday, December 20th | 9am-12noon & 1pm-4pm
Thursday, December 21st | 9am-12noon

Instructor Auditions:
December 21st | 1pm-3pm

Both courses will provide you with all the skills that you need to teach and lead a fitness class. You will learn all the basic skills and hands on training that will prepare you for you to grow personally and professionally as a fitness professional.

The differences between the courses are the cost and one certifies you and the other one gives you the opportunity to teach here only at the MAC.

Here is the link to sign-up if you make the decision to take the FIT in-house training course:

Register Here

Fitness Certifications

Campus Recreation offers a variety of workshops and certifications. For questions or more information, please contact Sineyda Ortiz at or (817) 272-0435.