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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 Campus Recreation Department offers a semester-long training program to prepare students to teach group classes and to pass a nationally recognized certification exam. 


Spring 2021 

The Aerobic Instructor Training (AIT) is a free in-house training program designed to prepare students who are interested in becoming an Instructor at Northeastern University. This program is typically a combination of lecture-based and in-person learning. The students will meet 2x per week on Wednesdays and Sundays 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.  

Students must be in good academic standing, attend class 2x week, and have at least 1 year left on campus. If interested, please fill out the interest form below. For Spring 2021, the class will be offered virtually. This includes a weekly lecture, workshops, and quizzes, with a final audition in-person when appropriate to do so.

Interest form


Course Dates: February 17th - April 22nd

Time: Lectures: Sundays 9:30am-11:30am & Wednesdays 8:00pm-9:00pm (online). 

Location: Zoom 

Cost: Free 

Application: Deadline - Monday, February 15, 2021