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Certification and Training Programs

Learn to inspire the Pack with one of our certification and training programs. Participants will gain hands-on experience in a supportive and inclusive environment led by our team of fitness and wellness experts.

FitWell Award

Wellness and Recreation is committed to increasing equity and diversity in fitness and wellness, and to creating high-impact opportunities for all students. The FitWell Award is application-based with a holistic review of each student’s experience and interest in the course(s). This award only applies to courses offered by Wellness and Recreation during any given semester and may include the following courses: Fitness Instructor Training Program, ACE Health Coach and NASM Personal Trainer. Please see course-specific information above.

Award applications are available for submission each year, and are meant to further the mission and philosophy of Wellness and Recreation.

What’s included:

  • Access to in-person course instruction and skills training.
  • Wellness and Recreation course materials.
  • Exam voucher awarded ONLY upon successful hiring with Wellness and Recreation.

Award Criteria:

  • Successful completion of the course and attendance in all in-person course sessions.
  • Apply to become a Wellness and Recreation employee in designated certification area.
  • Must be a current NC State student enrolled in a minimum or 9 undergraduate credit hours or 4.5 graduate credit hours.
  • Be in good standing with the university.

2024 – 2025 Application Deadlines

  • Fall 2024 Courses | Information coming soon!
  • Spring 2025 Courses | Information coming soon!

If you are selected to receive an award, you will be notified directly via email.


Wellness and Recreation is able to offer these nationally-recognized fitness and health workshops and certification courses through our partnerships with the American Council on Exercise®, the National Academy of Sports Medicine and LesMills International.


For questions regarding the Fitness Instructor Training Program, please contact:

For questions regarding the NASM Personal Trainer course, please contact:

For questions regarding the ACE Health Coach course, please contact: