Certification Programs

Have you ever considered becoming a Fitness, Pilates or Yoga Professional?

UC San Diego Recreation FitLife offers three highly rated training programs to get you on your way.
Quality instructors are always in d
emand, either as a
part time or full time career. Contact us and we would be happy to assist you!


Fitness Instructor Training Program

Have you ever wanted to teach group exercise? Learn the skills necessary to become a certified instructor. In partnership with the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the UCSD Fitness Instructor Training Program will provide students with the information, education and practical experience needed to become a Group Fitness Instructor. Designed to be completed in two quarters, this program consists of 40 hours of training, 10 hours of supervised teaching and additional fitness training. Program Fees: $175/210/245 per quarter. Program begins Winter 2015.To register for the program, please contact  Alexia Cervantes at alexia@ucsd.edu. For more information click HERE.

 Pilates Teacher Training Progam

Learn the skills to teach Mat Pilates!
FtiLife is proud to offer the Pilates Teacher Training Program-Pilates On The Mat, open to the campus community and beyond. This program is designed for those interested in deepening their understanding of Pilates, expanding their own personal practice, as well as exploring the career potential of instructing Pilates mat work. The program includes teaching methodology, philosophy, and practicum hours. Designed to be completed in three quarters, it is based upon a core curriculum of Pilates mat classes, monthly weekend workshops and supervised practicum. The program is dedicated to upholding the integrity of the Classical Pilates repertoire and high professional standards while maintaining the diversity of current schools of thought. Program fees:$190/230/270 per quarter.
For more information, contact Michelle Jimmink at mjimmink@ucsd.edu.

Yoga Teacher Training Program 

Our programs are recognized by Yoga Alliance and exceed their standards. Please see below to find which one applies to you.

200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Program: UC San Diego Recreation is proud to offer an extensive Yoga Teacher Training Program open to all and leading to a teacher training certification. This 200+ hour training is designed to be completed in eight  consecutive quarters and is recognized by the Yoga Alliance. It is based on a core of asana classes, monthly weekend workshops and seminars, and supervised practicum.  Program Fees are $205/$245/$280 per quarter.

300 Hour Professional Yoga Teacher Program: This training is designed for those who have completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program, have been teaching for at least one year and wish to advance their teaching and knowledge. The program is designed to be completed in 1 year and starts in our Spring Quarter 2016 and runs through Winter Quarter 2017 (4 quarters). There are two retreats included as a part of the program. Program fees are $4400/$4600/$4800 for the year includes retreat accomodations, not airfare or transportation.

For More information about the 200 or 300 hour program please contact Jennie Olson Six at jolsonsix@ucsd.edu





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