Campus Rec contributes to physical and emotional wellbeing by providing a flexible fitness program that is convenient for the Portland State community. 


Certification Courses

Campus Rec offers a variety of non-credit or credit optional instructional courses for its members that provide certification. For more information, contact Erin Bransford, Fitness & Wellbeing Coordinator, at or 503.725.2959. 

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Fitness Courses

Personal Training Remote Prep Course

Class Dates: March 30 - May 27, 2021

Zoom Class Time: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 

Class Fee: $599 for Campus Rec members; $999 for non-members 

Registration Opens: Registration opens Monday, February 22 at 8 a.m. for PSU students. If space allows, non-student registration will open on Wednesday, March 24 at 8 a.m. Register at Member Services between 7:00 am-10:00 am, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm-7:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Registration Closes: Tuesday, April 6 at 9 a.m. or when the class is full. Limited to the first 20 registrants.

Course Description: This remote course prepares you to become a certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and provides you with the skills needed to become a Personal Trainer for Campus Rec. Topics include anatomy, exercise physiology, nutrition, health screening, fitness assessment, program planning and progression, injury prevention, special populations, and more. Cost includes exam fee and all study materials. Academic credit is available. Limited to the first 20 registrants. 

For more information, contact Erin Bransford, Fitness & Wellbeing Coordinator, at or 503.725.2959.

Personal Training Cohort Program

Supporting Underrepresented Students Entering the Personal Training Field

The Personal Training (PT) Cohort Program assists underrepresented students with entering the personal training field. The cohort program offers free entry into the ACE Personal Training Prep Course ($599 value), mentorship from Campus Rec trainers, a pathway to employment at Campus Rec, and access to career paths post graduation. Visit our Employment webpage to learn more about the PT Cohort Program.

Fitness On-The-Go

Are you a part of a student organization, department, or team at PSU? Looking for a team-building or bonding activity where you can have fun and be healthy? Fitness On-the-Go aims to fill a growing need exhibited by the PSU community to access private fitness classes and events for a specific group.  With very limited open facility space within the Rec Center, Fitness On-the-Go allows for instructors to travel to various spaces across campus and teach Group X classes with ease.  This program may also eliminate barriers to Group X participation by bringing Group X classes to a convenient location with familiar faces. Fitness On-the-Go is a great option for group team building, stress management, exercise, and fun!

Opportunities: Class types include: Power Vinyasa Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Bootcamp, Zumba, and HIIT.  Special requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will be accommodated if possible.  Groups must coordinate their own space reservation on campus but suggested locations and reservation instructions can be provided upon request.

Price: $20/class (classes can be 30-60 mins and cost is the same for all group sizes and class lengths)

To get started: Please submit a Fitness On-the-Go Form, and the Group X Student Coordinator will get back to you within two business days. Note: A minimum of two weeks notice is required.

Contact info: If you have additional questions please contact Charlotte Kline, Group X Student Coordinator, at