GEI Workshops

In This Section:

ACSM GEI Workshop Outline and Additional Information

The objectives for the ACSM GEI Workshop include:

  • Improve understanding and competence with the fundamentals of group exercise instruction
  • Improve the quality of leadership skills through effective mastery of leadership techniques including; presentation style, coaching and communication techniques, and methods of correction and feedback
  • Learn the basic fundamentals of physical movement and choreography to develop effective and enjoyable classes for participants
  • Become competent with the fundamentals of kinesiology as it applies to the development of effective exercises for inclusion in classes
  • Become comfortable and competent with presentation of an effective group exercise class

Workshop Fee: $275

Two-Day Workshop Schedule

Saturday 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM 
Sunday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The two-day GEI Workshop is worth 17.0 ACSM CECs. 

Workshop participants should come to the workshop in exercise clothing and appropriate sneakers for group exercise.

Pre-workshop webinar: A 2-hour pre-recorded session to be reviewed prior to attending the workshop. The link for the webinar will be sent upon registration, and will be available for 6 months. This pre-workshop webinar will be called "Exercise Science and Kinesiology for the Group Exercise Instructor."

Note to candidates

  • Workshop and webinar costs do not include the cost of the exam or study materials.
  • Review of study materials prior to workshop or webinar attendance is recommended.
  • The workshops and webinars are not intended to provide the full experience and knowledge necessary for ACSM certifications.
  • Workshop and webinar attendees can earn ACSM CECs for attending; however, these CECs can only be used for existing certifications.
  • Please register early. Workshops will be cancelled five days prior to the event if there is low enrollment at the time.
  • No CECs can be earned for ACSM certifications prior to becoming ACSM certified.

How to Register

  • Find your preferred workshop and location.
  • Once you are on the preferred workshop page, ACSM members should look for a Login button, non-members should click on the Sign Up button, and non-members who would like Member pricing should click on Join ACSM.

Please call (317) 637-9200 with any questions.

Review the Workshop cancellation policy.


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