Exam Preparation Course
February 4-May 9, 2014


February 4-May 9, 2014

(No classes held March 12-March 27)

*Tuesdays 6-8pm (Feb. 4-March 11)
UW-L Centennial Hall, Room 1401
*Science based portion of class; combined with personal trainer prep course

**Fridays 1-3pm (March 28-May 9)
UW-L Recreational Eagle Center, Strength Center
1601 Badger Street, La Crosse WI, 54601
**Practical portion of class

La Crosse Area Family YMCA
1140 Main Street, La Crosse, WI  54601

Dennis Kline, M.S.  C.S.C.S  R.S.C.C
Dennis is the Strength Center Manager at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse. Dennis is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS) and Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA-RSCC) with a B.S. and M.S. from Miami University. A former Olympic trials participant, Assistant Track coach, lecturer in Exercise and Sport Science, Rehab Director, and training consultant for the Mammoth Track Club. All qualities that allow Dennis to become an excellent instructor and mentor for new certified personal trainers. Dennis is also certified as a level I USTAF Track coach, a USTAF register track coach, and a USAW club coach.

Lee Walraven, MS, HFS
Lee is the Wellness Center Director at the La Crosse Area Family YMCA. Lee oversees equipment purchases\leases, hiring and training Wellness Center and personal training staff, along with the daily operations of the La Crosse and the North branch's Wellness Center. Lee is a certified
Health Fitness Specialist with a B.S. in Health Promotion from South Dakota State University and a M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology from University of Wisconsin at La Crosse. He has done over 800 hours of clinical experience working in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and cardiac diagnostics/stress testing. Lee's emphasis has been working with patients with cardiac disease, metabolic syndrome, or pulmonary disease. Lee is active and has taught many classes ranging from Silver Sneakers for active older adults to platoon physical training during his 9 years of military service. His experience in the clinical setting and his wide range of exercise classes taught allows him to bring a diverse perspective to instructing personal training.

Current UW-L Students: $249
Non-Students: $299

**Cost does not include exam fees or course books

ACE Personal Trainer Instructor Manual, 4th Edition. Order your study materials through ACE by calling our Educational Services Representatives at 888-825-3636 x784 or online at

Description: The ACE Personal Trainer Course is designed to help students prepare for the ACE personal trainer certification exam. It will help students master the necessary information and theories of exercise science for personal training.

The following areas will be covered:

  • Foundational knowledge
  • Applied science
  • Client interview and assessment
  • Program design and implementation
  • Program progression, modification, and maintenance
  • Professional role and responsibilities
  • Practical, hands-on strength and conditioning scenario

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does not include fees for exam or textbooks
Space limited to 40 registrants!