W.I.T.S. Hybrid Personal Trainer Certification Program

  • Register in May & get the Health Coach Certification program at no cost! ( * online or at one of our college partners )
  • 7 – Week Program That Includes The National Exam Vouchers! + In-Person Labs & Bonus Online Study Course

Program overview:

Special Note: The Trainer Program is not required in order to take the national exam and is not endorsed as the only or preferred means of exam preparation.

Level 1 Certified Personal Trainer

  • NCCA Accredited in PRACTICAL SKILLS & written core knowledge to prove competency.

  • Also the only certification with 3 college credits towards a degree. (a fitness industry 1st)

  • Includes bonus recorded video lectures and bonus recorded practical lab video demonstrations to learn the essential hands on skills.
  • Get ALL 15 hours of LIVE instruction from a veteran teacher/trainer providing hands on practical labs at the college or local private fitness center

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  • Role-play and master all key hands on skills & the personal aspects of assessing clients, exercise analysis, program exercise design and more.
  • Includes online certificate of completion and test vouchers ($450 savings)
  • The Trainer Program is not required in order to take the exam and is not endorsed as the only or preferred means of exam preparation.”


Special Bonus:
Level 2 Certified Personal Trainer

  • Complete (30) hour employer internship to earn the Level 2 CPT
  • A direct pathway to employment by meeting and completing the internship at an employer’s place of business
  • W.I.T.S. at no extra cost will assist in this step.
  • * This step along with the course has 3 pre-approved College Credits towards a degree

Fitness professionals have a range of opportunities for employment. Examples include:

  • Sports and athletic teams (coaching)
  • Gyms and fitness facilities (24 Hour Fitness, Crunch Fitness, Gold’s Gyms, Anytime Fitness & More)
  • Corporate fitness centers
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Self-employment (Fitness Studios)

Who Should Enroll:

  • Fitness enthusiasts, coaches, college students in the field, massage therapists or anyone seeking a new career in the health and fitness industry


Learning Outcomes:

  • 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



  • Minimum 18 Years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED

Additional Information:

Required textbook: Howley, Edward T. and Thompson, Dixie L. 2017. Fitness Professional’s Handbook. 7th Edition. Publisher: Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL. ON SALE while supply lasts – The e-book costs $74 and the cost for the hard cover version is $99, plus shipping. To order with W.I.T.S. click here while SALE supplies last.

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Career Networking Event is Part of Your Tuition

Do you want an invitation to meet employers and or a fitness panel to get you started? Join the event. Questions? E mail studentservices@witseducation.com

To achieve the National Personal Fitness Trainer Certification:

  • Students must pass both a written and practical skills exam to be a Level 1 Certified Personal. SPECIAL NOTE: The CPT course is not required to take the national certification exams
  • Attendance is not required unless you are getting college credits. (This course has optional 3 college credits through the American Council on Education)
  • Adult CPR/AED is required for the certification to be issued after the exams.
  • Students have an option for a bonus Level 2 Certification by completing a 30-hour internship through W.I.T.S. An employer list is provided to all students.
  • Course requirements must be completed within 12 months of the original course start date.
  • The 2-year renewal period is based on the original course completion date.

This certificate program is offered in collaboration with local colleges and universities in North America.


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