Fitness Certifications

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Join the ODU Fit Fam! Becoming a group fitness instructor or personal trainer at ODU is free and flexible. Sign up for the online Canvas course to learn the fundamentals of being a group fitness instructor or personal trainer, take our in-house exam, and then participate in practical training to help you feel confident leading your first class or client. Once your training is complete, you'll see your name on our group fitness schedule or personal training webpage and can start changing lives!

If you're looking for a job that inspires others and helps them reach their goals, consider becoming a personal trainer or group exercise instructor at ODU!


For questions about fitness certifications, contact Brittany Brandt, Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness at 757-683-4607 or

Interested in working with us at the Student Recreation Center?

Recreation & Wellness is always looking for new instructors and trainers! If you have experience teaching group exercise or personal training; or if you have passed your nationally accredited certification and are looking to get started, we want to hear from you! Please contact us to set up an audition and interview. ODU students are highly encouraged to apply. View Open Positions