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Personal Trainer National Certification

World Instructor Training Schools

Orientation: Online Format
Register directly with WITS for below schedules:

April 1 @
May 6 @
June 3 @

Come join this fun profession and be a part of what Fortune Magazine & ABC states as the 4th hottest job in the U.S. at a national average of $34 an hour! Employers seeking our graduates include "24 Hour Fitness", "LA Fitness", and "Gold’s Gyms".

This challenging course is taught over an 8-week period for better retention and skill competency (16 hours of lecture + 16 hours of practical training). The National Certification Exam is held on the 9th week. Registrants who pass both exams are eligible for the 30-hour internship required for certification and will provide graduates the network into their first job in the fitness field.

Learning Outcomes After successfully completing this course, registrants will be able to:

  • Understand and describe basic anatomy, kinesiology and exercise physiology.
  • Assess an individual's level of fitness using ACSM guidelines.
  • Design and customize exercise programs.
  • Demonstrate proper execution of resistance, cardio-respiratory and flexibility exercises.
  • Identify and demonstrate at least one strength exercise for every major muscle group.
  • Explain ACSM and AHA recommendations for cardiovascular exercise.

The course prepares you for success with coverage of key topics including biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and health assessment. World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) is the only major certifying body in the country providing comprehensive practical training and internship components. W.I.T.S. is an approved CEU provider for the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers (BOC), the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), Veterans Training and Education, and the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). The American Council on Education has recommended 3 undergraduate academic credits for this course. Veteran Administration partnership pending.

Pre- or Co-Requisite: CPR (AHX-100) - see page 3 to register before/during this program!

Required Textbook: Read the first 3 chapters before the class start date (May 30)
Fitness Professional's Handbook-6th Edition by Edward Howley, Dixie Thompson. Order directly from W.I.T.S. at or call 1-888-330-9487.

PEX-258 6 sessions (36 hours) / $730 includes $15 registration fee payable directly to W.I.T.S.
Note: A 3-part payment plan available through Nelnet® @ WITS website.
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Sat, 9am-4pm (with 1 hour lunch break), March 7th - April 25th (skip 4/4,11) Practicum @ 9am-12noon + Lecture @ 1-4pm; Certification Exam Date: April 25th. Discounts not applicable for this program.

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