Personal Trainer Mentorship Program

Trainer and student bench pressing
Buddy training session with high fives from Trainer
Trainer and client working on core

Recreation & Wellness takes on GVSU students who have little or no experience personal training that are looking for help in the process of obtaining a professional certification and want to gain skills as a personal trainer.  

Aspiring trainers learn from experienced trainers who help them develop their skills as they gradually take on clients and gain experience over the course of a semester.


  • Enrolled as a GVSU student
  • Minimum of 3 semesters remaining at GVSU
  • Plan to obtain a nationally recognized certification, or currently have a certification with no training experience


  • Fill out an application for the Mentorship program. 
  • Applicants that meet the qualifications will be contacted for interviews. Interviews will be conducted 12/4-12/15.
  • Selected mentees sign-on and agree to the expectations of the mentorship program.
  • Upon successful completion of the mentorship program, mentees may be hired to work as Personal Trainers for Recreation and Wellness. 

Personal Trainer Applications are now being reviewed! We look forward to receiving your application!

Apply for Personal Trainer Mentorship Program 

Questions? Contact Neil Nunn [email protected]

Page last modified November 29, 2023