Become a Group Exercise Instructor

Posted: December 11, 2013 at 10:44 am

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 Course Description

Mason Recreation’s American Council on Exercise (ACE) Group Exercise Instructor Preparation Course instructed by the Mason fitness staff prepares individuals to complete the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification Exam. Upon completion of the course, you will feel better equipped to educate, motivate, and empower clients in a group setting. Exam fees and study materials are reduced for those who participate in the preparation course.This course does not include the exam for certification. Participation in the course allows for a discounted rate of $199 for the ACE Exam registration fee. Registration for the exam is completed through ACE.


Session DatesTimeLocation
MondaysSeptember 8, 2014 - December 15, 20145pm - 8pmAFC Room 112


Registration Begins: TBD

Participant StatusPrice Payment Location
College Student$145.00 *must provide proofAFC or RAC front desk
Non-student$210.00AFC or RAC front desk
**Late Fee (After Sept. 1st)$35.00AFC or RAC front desk


Following the receipt of payment, individuals registered for the course will receive information on how to receive the discounted rate for the ACE course materials.

ACE Student Bundle: $95.84

(Manual, Exercise Science text, Master the Manual Study Guide and Sample Test)

  • ACE Group Fitness Instructor Manual
  • ACE Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals
  • ACE Master the Manual Study Guide

Key Topics

  • Human anatomy
  • Kinesiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Communication and Teaching Techniques
  • Class Design
  • Cueing
  • Injury Prevention

*For more information on upcoming ACE courses, please contact the Director of Fitness (703-993-3935).