Not a Member? Recreation Members receive access to all our facilities located conveniently across campus, and receive discounted pricing on a variety of classes, trips, services and more! Become a Recreation Member today.
Are you passionate about group fitness? Learn how to teach group exercise and become a certified fitness instructor! UCSD Recreation proudly partners with the American Council on Exercise (ACE) to offer this comprehensive program based on home study, workshops, classes, and internship. The program objectives are to prepare trainees for the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Exam and to be able to teach a full class.
The next training will run from September 2021 - June 2022. Program fees are:
$450 for UCSD Students ($150/quarter)
$540 for Recreation Members ($180/quarter)
$675 for Community ($225/quarter)
(ACE Group Fitness Certification exam and materials not included.)
Attend the information session September 27th, 2021 at 6pm at the Outback Rental Shop
Leading people in the outdoors requires various competencies, including technical, interpersonal, and intrapersonal skills. To ensure that our student guides are capable of leading groups, all of them have completed the UCSD Recreation Certificate in Outdoor Leadership. The course follows an entire scholastic year and consists of weekly evening Certification classes on Thursdays as well as the occasional field training on Saturdays. Opportunities to lead trips, including overnight trips, occur on weekends and on holiday breaks.
UCSD Recreation is proud to offer a 100 hour Pilates Teacher Training Program – Pilates On The Mat. 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 training includes teaching methodology, philosophy, and practicum hours. This certification is based upon a core curriculum of Pilates mat classes, weekend workshops and supervised practicum. The program is dedicated to upholding the integrity of the Traditional Pilates repertoire and high professional standards while maintaining the diversity of current schools of thought.
The next training will run from January - September 2022. Program fees are:
$600 for UCSD Students ($200/quarter)
$250 for Recreation Members ($750/quarter)
$900 for Community ($300/quarter)
(ACE Group Fitness Certification exam and materials not included. We do not offer discounts for alumni or military.)
Scuba Basic Open Water Certification – DNU
Basic PADI certification course trains students in safe diving practices. In addition to orientation, the class includes knowledge development, pool sessions and ocean dives.
UCSD Recreation is proud to offer a 200 hour comprehensive yoga teacher training program taught over a 9-month period. Learn philosophy, anatomy, meditation, breath work, sequencing, and ethics in this Yoga Alliance Recognized program. Our program is designed to prepare trainees to teach effective and safe yoga asana classes. It is also a wonderful yoga immersion as a way to deepen your personal practice.
The yoga industry is changing and we are changing too. Our program will be offered in a hybrid format, with the majority of classes and workshops in-person, a select few on Zoom, and utilizing learning management tools Canvas. Workshops and classes are taught by the yoga faculty including Arturo Galvez, Jennie Olson Six, Laura McIntire, Brandy Proppe, and Vou Athens.
The next training will run September 2021 - June 2022. Program fees are:
$1,800 for UCSD Students ($600/quarter)
$2,250 for Recreation Members ($750/quarter)
$2,550 for Community ($850/quarter)
(Required reading materials not included. We do not offer discounts for alumni or military.)