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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 March 24

Tulane Campus Recreation is offering partial scholarships to students for the April 23-24th NETA Group Exercise and Personal Training workshops! This opportunity is for applicants looking to become certified and will commit to teaching or training with Tulane Campus Recreation for at least two semesters.

Apply for a Campus Recreation Certification Scholarship

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, April 23, 8am-5pm (Day 1)
  • Sunday, April 24, 8am-4pm (Day 2)

Workshop Fee: $599

Earlybird fee if registered before March 24, 2022: $549 

Location: Classroom 107 (Reily Center)

Register Here!

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, April 23, 8am-5pm 

Location: Lakeside Studio (Reily Center)

Workshop Fee: $349

Earlybird fee if registered before March 24, 2022: $299 

Register Here!

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, April 24, 8am-3pm
  • Workshop Fee: $249 

Location: Riverside Studio (Reily Center)

Register Here!

Mind-Body Yoga Workshop

The International Alliance Mind-Body YOGA Certification/Training is designed to help certified group fitness instructors and yoga students teach safe and effective yoga classes. Fundamental aspects from the history and philosophy of Hatha yoga will be presented along with the orthopedic concerns of selected poses. Participants will understand how these poses increase strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. Cueing and alignment drills will be used to give participants practical hands-on experience with yoga poses. Upon completion of this certification/training, each person will be able to format a yoga class and to understand when and how to modify the yoga poses.

This workshop can count as hours towards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) the following accredited yoga certifications:

  • 8 hours towards a IAFP CECs
  • 0.8 hours towards the National Academy of Sports Medicine CEUs
  • 8 hours towards the Athletic and Fitness Association of America CEUs.

Workshop information:

  • Saturday, April 30 | 9:00 AM- 6:00 PM
  • Diboll Studio
  • $299 Early Bird ($399 after April 30th)

Registration: Call (504) 912-8403 or email louisk499@gmail.com for more information.


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.