A comprehensive course that is designed to prepare the fitness enthusiast for the position of aerobics/step aerobics instructor and for successful completion of an international certification exam. The course includes a combination of scientifically based theoretical information and practical experience as needed to lead others safely through group exercise. Topics include exercise science, components of fitness, injury prevention and leadership skills. Practical skills such as use of music, cueing, movement transitions, choreography development and mirror image teaching are practiced for traditional and step aerobics. Additional class formats such as kickboxing, mat training, yoga, slide training and others will be discussed.