Group Fitness Instructor Training Course

Fall 2018

The Group Fitness Instructor Training Course is a 10-week training program designed to provide students with the information, instruction, education, and practical experience needed to become Group Fitness Instructors. The course will prepare students for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) national fitness certification exam. This course is only open to students at the College of William and Mary.

Dates, Times and Location:

Sept. 6th - Nov. 8th

Thursdays at 3:30-5:00PM

Multi-Purpose Studio/Conference Room, Student Recreation Center


Register Here

Course Instructor:

Jenny Dunfee is the Associate Director of Campus Recreation for Fitness & Wellness at the College of William & Mary. She has taught the in-house Fitness Instructor Training Course and the in-house Personal Training Course for the past nine years and also supervises the Group Fitness and Personal Training staffs at the Student Recreation Center. She is certified as a Group Fitness Instructor through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and as a Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). She is also an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist.

What is involved in this program?

All areas of health and fitness will be taught from basic anatomy, kinesiology, physiology and nutrition to instruction techniques and combination building. The required study materials are the American Council on Exercise's Group Fitness Instructor Manual, Study Guide and Sample Test. Student will receive their study materials on the first day of class.


There is a cost of $130.00 that pays for the study materials, a CPR/AED certification, and small operation costs of the training course (handouts, etc.).

What happens at the end of the course?

At the end of the course, all members of the training course will be prepared to pass the American Council on Exercise Group Fitness Certification Exam (it is recommended that students take the exam during winter break). Exams can be taken on a computer at various testing sites around the country. Students can go to the ACE website (see link below) to view dates and locations of upcoming exams near them. All training course participants receive a 20% discount on the cost of the exam and 20% off of study materials (included in the course fee). In order to pass the in-house training course, participants will need to pass a short practical exam and also a written exam.

To find out more about the American Council on Exercise, visit their website.

Please contact [[jvrueh, Jenny Dunfee]] with questions.