Become an Instructor



Are you interested in taking your fitness and exercise knowledge to the next level? Do you want to help others reach their fitness goals? The University Recreation Department offers a semester-long training program to prepare students to teach group classes and to pass a nationally recognized certification exam.

The Group Fitness Instructor Training (GFIT) is a free in-house training program designed to prepare students who are interested in becoming an Instructor at Northeastern University. This program is a combination of lecture-based and in-person learning. The students will meet once a week for 11 weeks within a semester. Lectures will cover material on human anatomy, physiology, class design, exercise technique, choreography and beat based classes and more. Through this course, students will learn the fundamentals required to design and structure a group exercise class. The course itself serves as part of the interview process, and upon completion, students will be asked to complete a final audition—therefore, completion of the course does not guarantee hire at Northeastern University. Once hired, students will need to pass a NCCA accredited certification exam.

Classes will be held Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm from January 17- April 10. Additional workshops may be held on weekends.

Must be in good academic standing, attend class weekly and have at least 1 year left on campus.

If interested, please sign up here.

Please contact Sarah Myles – if you have any questions.