Group Fitness Instructor Advanced Certificate

Curriculum HSE.GPT.CERT (C536C)

Provides the educational background specific to individuals pursuing job opportunities within the Sport, Recreation and Fitness industry. The curriculum provides a basic foundation needed to instruct group fitness classes and prepares the individual with the knowledge and skills for certification testing and accreditation by certifying organizations (i.e., American Council on Exercise.) Job opportunities include group fitness instructor and/or positions available at sport, recreation or fitness facilities (i.e., health clubs, park districts, recreation centers, corporate fitness centers, hospital fitness facilities, etc.).

Last Update Effective: 8/25/13

Semester One

Credit Hours


PED 116

Group Exercise



PED 153

Foundations of Exercise



PED 172

Group Fitness Instructor








Total credits required


See PED course descriptions.

Chairperson: Julianne Murphy, Ext. 3087