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Certification Events

Looking for a way to improve your teaching skills, earn continuing education credits, or add an exciting new format to your teaching toolbox? The Tulane community, both members and non-members, are welcome to join us the following certification workshops that will all be held by Campus Recreation in the Reily Center! 

Upcoming Certification Workshops

Discounted Early Bird Fees for the following National Exercise Trainer Association workshops are available until Saturday, October 9. 

To register, see the links listed in the dropdowns below.

NETA Personal Trainer Certification

This 2-day workshop includes: Demonstrations and practical application of one-on-one training. NETA's expert trainer will cover exercise science review, communication skills, exercise programming, health assessments and more. Workshop registration includes, written exam and 2-year certificate. NETA's Personal Trainer Certification is accredited by NCCA, the "gold standard" in our industry.

  • Saturday, November 6th, 8am-5pm (Day 1)
  • Sunday, November 7th, 8am-4pm (Day 2)

Workshop Fee: $499 

Earlybird fee if registered before October 7th, 2021: $449

Location: Lagniappe Conference Room (Reily Center)

Personal Training Registration

NETA Group Fitness Instructor Certification

Potential and current fitness instructors will learn basic academic and practical application of teaching group exercise. No college, science or teaching background required. Workshop registration includes a full-day review, written exam and 2-year certification.

  • Saturday, November 6th, 8am-5pm 

Location: Classroom 107 (Reily Center)

Workshop Fee $349 

Earlybird fee if registered before October 7th, 2021: $299

Group Fitness Certification Registration

NETA Indoor Cycling Specialty Certification

NETA's new indoor group cycling certificate covers all of the basics of teaching cycling classes including getting started, setting up the room, managing a variety of situations (dealing with new and experienced participants, late arrivals, broken equipment, etc.). Participants learn the many body positions for a safe and challenging ride, contraindications, terminology, class formatting, music selection, cuing and more. A special section has been added to determine exercise intensity.

  • Sunday, November 7th, 8am-3pm
  • Workshop Fee $229

Location:  (Reily Center)

Indoor Cycling Certification Registration


Other Accepted Certifications

List of NCCA Accredited Certifications

Certifications must be NCCA accredited. The NCCA is the National Commission for Certifying Agencies that regulate these certifications and educational material. We have provided a list of great personal trainer certifications below that are all NCCA-certified.

  • NASM- National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • ACE– The American Council on Exercise
  • NSCA– National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • ACSM– American College of Sports Medicine
  • NESTA– National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association
  • NCCPT- National Council for Certified Personal Trainers
  • NCSF– National Council on Strength & Fitness

ACE also offers discount pricing for students. Included here is a link to the ACE student pricing webpage: https://www.acefitness.org/student. The page offers discounts on study aids, manuals & certification exam.


If you are interested in getting certified as a group exercise instructor or personal trainer, please contact Fitness and Wellness at fitness@tulane.edu or 504-314-2864 for more information.