NASM certifications will only get you halfway there!
Why NASM Falls Short:
WHY? Written exams only to qualify you in a hands-on profession?
WHY? Online prep course is not the way to learn HANDS-ON SKILLS with clients.
WHY? NASM lacks real in-person training and internships with TOP employers.
WHY? 80% of trainers hired today by other certification groups are out of
the industry within a year. After all, who wants an EMT, nurse, personal trainer, or any other health professional who was only qualified
with a book test working with their mother, father or other family member?
Why W.I.T.S. Goes All the Way:
- W.I.T.S. has been performing in the field for 25 years & employers love it!
- W.I.T.S. is the ONLY NCCA-accredited program in both written and practical skills competencies.
- W.I.T.S. is approved for college credits through the American Council of Education for true education & training! No other certification group has this approval.
- Who wants to read a book, complete a written exam online and then expect career success?
W.I.T.S. Personal Trainer Certification
Successful Certified Personal Trainers need more than book knowledge. It is crucial to know the effects of exercise and how the body will react to it. In addition you need the practical mastery of the skills in assessing a client and how to take competent steps to physically and mentally get your client to the promised land of measurable lifestyle results.
Learn all the information to be a Certified Personal Trainer with the fitness industry’s only in-person hands-on practical labs and in-person lectures. Just 5 weeks of your time will prepare you to be a successful Certified Personal Trainer & pass your national exams. Our personal trainer schools are nationally approved and accredited like no other program in North America. NOTE: Special Hybrid courses available for lectures and to review but the hands on in-person practical labs get you ready to perform and succeed with clients.
Fitness professionals have a range of opportunities for employment. Examples include sports and athletic teams, gyms and fitness facilities, corporate fitness centers, rehabilitation centers, and even self-employment.
Passing our NCCA accredited written and practical skills exams tells employers you are their top candidate to hire. After passing, you are ready to work immediately with your new W.I.T.S. LEVEL 1 Certified Personal Trainer Certification. As a bonus, you can receive the advanced W.I.T.S. LEVEL 2 Certified Personal Trainer Certification at no additional cost by completing our employer-assisted internship. The fitness internship walks many of our graduates into great careers. View the Living the Dream Testimonial to hear from one of our proud alumni.
What format are W.I.T.S.'s courses and certifications offered?
Our courses and certifications are available as online, hybrid (in-person & online) and in-person at a college or university near you.
Whom will I be certified through?
After successfully passing the exams, you will be certified through the World Instructor Training School (W.I.T.S.), a leader in the field. W.I.T.S.
Is W.I.T.S. an accredited organization?
W.I.T.S. is approved and accredited by many higher learning institutions out of Washington, DC. These organizations include the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). This certification is also recommended for 3 undergraduate credits by the American Council on Education (ACE).
Is there a test given or is this a prep class?
Our national test dates conveniently run throughout the country in synchronized scheduling with our Certified Personal Trainer courses. A TEST VOUCHER is included with the course so register you can take the exam right away in your area. You will become a Certified Personal Trainer Level 1 and be able to work right away after successfully passing the written and practical test. Certified Personal Trainer Level 2 is available as a bonus for no extra cost with the completion of the 30-hour employer internship. In many cases, the internship list we provide walks you into new jobs!
Is a textbook required?
Yes, we require a fantastic resource called the Fitness Professionals Handbook 7th Ed. The hardback book is only $89.95 and the e Book is available for $53.00.
When is proof of CPR/AED due?
The valid CPR/AED card is required 7 days PRIOR to the national certification exams. The CPR/AED must be obtained through live presentation at colleges, fire departments, Red Cross, and the American Heart Association.. Online courses will not be accepted.
Is the internship provided?
Yes. We send our students who are now Level 1 CPT’s a courtesy list of pre-approved employer facilities. Ultimately, it is the student’s responsibility to contact and complete the internship. As a bonus, you will receive the Level 2 Certified Personal Trainer at no additional cost once you provide W.I.T.S. with documentation that you have completed your internship. Many employers pay a bonus for extra credentials so it is a plus to get it.
Do I have to renew my national certification like other professions?
Your certification is valid for 2-years and is very easy to do. Every reputable certification in the health education industry requires continuing education. We make it easy with free webinars and low cost effective online workshops.
Is there job placement?
A majority of the students are hired directly from our internship sites. W.I.T.S. provides a list of available sites that work with us annually. This networking with local employers is a unique service provided by W.I.T.S.
What happens if I do not pass?
W.I.T.S allows students 2 retests within 12 months of the original course start date. We offer 5-national retest dates to help you successfully pass the exams and achieve your goals. There is a discounted $75 fee per exam (normally $350).