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.


Spring 2023

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 every Wednesday evening from 7:00pm-8:30pm for 11 weeks within a semester. There is also one Sunday workshop per month from 9:30am-11:30am. 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.

Students must be in good academic standing, attend class weekly, and have at least 1 year left on campus. More details for our spring semester AIT program will be coming soon!

If interested, please complete the Interest Form.
Information session: Wednesday, January 18th at 7pm in Studio A
Course Dates: January 25th– April 19th from 7pm-8:30pm in Studio A
Location: Marino Center- Studio A
Cost: Free
Application Deadline: January 25th

For inquiries please email Fiona Greaves at