Personal Trainer Prep Course

Become a Personal Trainer

Every semester, we offer a 10-week training course that teaches students the knowledge and skills to become personal trainers. Candidates must have: experience in resistance training, an interest in exercise science, and a passion for people. Significant out-of-class practice is required. Class enrollment is limited to five so donít wait; apply today. Auditions to become a SMU Personal Trainer may be held at the end of the course, depending on the needs of the SMU Personal Training program at that time. Employment opportunities are contingent on passing the ACSM, NSCA, NASM, ACE, AFAA, or Cooper Institute trainer certification.

The prep course is offered starting at the beginning of each semester!

If you are interested in applying to join this class, please download the application.

For additional information on Personal Training, please contact Gina Garcia at 214-768-4818 or


Recreational Sports is a department in the Division of Student Affairs.