Recreation Instructor Training Program

Recreation Fitness Instructor Program (RECFIT)- Personal Training

RecFIt is a Free certification preparation course that guides UK students in preparation for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer certification.  This course will instill the foundational skills and information needed in order to sit for the ACE Personal Trainer exam.  During this course, each participant will meet the Graduate Assistant of Fitness and partake in-class and hands on training. 

Course Meeting Information

Spring 2017 

Dates and Times: January 17th - April 13th-  Tuesday/Thursday 11:00am - 12:15pm 

Johnson Center 


  • Role and Scope of Practice of the Personal Trainer
  • Principles of Adherence and Motivation
  • Communication and Teaching Techniques
  • Basics of Behavior Change and Health Psychology
  • Introduction to the ACE Integrated Fitness Training Model
  • Building Rapport and the Initial Investigation Stage
  • Functional Assessment
  • Physiological Assessment
  • Functional Programming for Stability-Mobility and Movement
  • Resistance Training
  • Cardiorespiratory Training and Progressions
  • The ACE IFT Model in Practice
  • Mind-Body Exercises
  • Exercise and Special Populations
  • Common Musculoskeletal Injuries and Complications for Exercise
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Legal Guidelines and Professional Responsibilities
  • Personal Trainer Business Fundamentals

Additional topics covered include human anatomy, exercise physiology, applied kinesiology, and nutrition. Get hands on experience by shadowing current personal trainers and performing mock sessions. 


RecFIT is FREE and open to UK Students only. Registration is now open:  REGISTER HERE

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Please note- this course is a preparation course and does not certify individuals for Personal Trainer Certification.  The intent of this course is to prepare individuals to sucessfully pass the ACE Personal Trainer certification.  

Course Textbooks can be purchased through the ACE Student portal

For any further information regarding the RecFIT Instructional program please contact, Courtney Blondino, Fitness Graduate Assistant at  or 859-257-9283