Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate Program (W.I.T.S.)
Come join this fun profession and be a part of what Fortune Magazine & ABC NEWS.com states as the 4th hottest job in the U.S. at a national average of $34 an hour. Employers like 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness and Gold’s Gyms are just a few of the club groups that seek out W.I.T.S. graduates. Whether a career move or for your own personal knowledge, get all the information that you’ll need to become a Certified Personal Trainer.
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 Exam is held on the 9th week and students who pass both exams are eligible for the 30-hour internship that is required for certification and networks many graduates right into their first job in the fitness field. 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. CPR/AED certification is required in order to receive the W.I.T.S. Personal Trainer certification and the student must make separate arrangements to meet that requirement.
Pre-requisite: Must have high school diploma or GED.
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.
Purchase of textbook is required: Fitness Professional's Handbook - 6th Edition by Edward Howley, Dixie Thompson, ISBN-13: 9781450411172 or eBook, ISBN-13: 9781450423946. Cost is approximately $90.95.
This is a not-for-credit course.
As such, you will not earn units and the class will not be reflected on your banner schedule or on transcripts. As a not-for-credit course, Financial Aid cannot be used to pay for or offset the costs of this course.
Location: BICS Training Center, Room 3
Cost: $650 (plus cost of textbook, see above)
(Online registration is NOT supported on mobile devices such as IPhones IPads, etc. You must use a PC or Mac computer or laptop.)
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