Group Fitness Development
ACE PREP COURSE - This course is designed to provide the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in preparation for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Group Fitness Instructor Certification Exam and become effective group fitness instructors. The course uses a two-pronged approach in preparation to become a certified group fitness instructor. Students will have the opportunity for hands on interactive training associated with cuing and class choreography in addition to the theoretical base presented in lectures. By the end of course, individuals should be proficient in presenting class formats such as sculpting, step, kickboxing and hi/lo. Topics include guidelines for instructing safe, effective and purposeful exercises, essentials of the instructor-participant relationship, the principles of motivation to encourage adherence in the group fitness setting, effective instructor-to-participant communication techniques, methods for enhancing group leadership, and the group fitness instructor’s professional role. Students are strongly encouraged to take both 10501153 and 20806262 prior to or in conjunction with this course.