Weeknights: 9/22/20 – 10/29
Weekends: 10/17/20 – 12/5
NOTE: This is a 6-week online course with the 7th week being the national certification exam.
***Course is subject to cancellation due to low enrollment***
***Please note, no refunds once the class begins. Refund requests are processed within 30 days***
Turn Your Passion for Fitness Into a Rewarding Career
Earn your Personal Trainer Certificate of Completion online and Get your national NCCA Accredited Certified Personal Trainer credential as a bonus. This will position yourself for success in the world of personal health and wellness.
Gold Certified Personal Trainer Course
Turn your passion into a career. The W.I.T.S. online personal trainer course is a SELF-PACED program with short, impactful online videos to be a successful personal trainer in the fitness industry. The GOLD CPT includes a bonus in-person practical skill review day. The online lessons are designed to help you with key core topics to learn how the body functions under the stresses of exercise. Learn exercise physiology, kinesiology, nutrition and more. The essential practical skills are packed with insightful drills on assessing clients, exercises, stretching and more to duplicate to master the job skill set. This course is loaded with practice quizzes, discussion boards and much more. We have included incredible veteran fitness teachers/mentors to help your successful outcome. Our supplemental internship programs walks you into some great job opportunities. We have even included the test voucher for the NCCA Accreditation national exams so you can earn the credential which is a must for employers.
Course Length and Structure
Upon registering for the course, you will be sent a course invite from CANVAS a learning management system. Just add your own password and join the class. In the five-week online course, there will be four teachers mentoring you throughout the program. Upon completion of the online class, you will meet online OR in-person if gyms are open for a big review lab during the weekend to role play and master what you have learned online. You will complete your national certification exam in-person on the seventh weekend. The course is comprised of video clips followed by quizzes along with discussion board learning activities. Please note: If social distancing rules are lifted and the college is open for face-to-face classes, the labs will be conducted in person on Sundays.
The tuition does not include the course manual. You will need to purchase the manual through W.I.T.S. Upon receiving your material you will be able to begin your course.
Textbook: Howley, Edward T. and Thompson, Dixie L. 2017. Fitness Professional’s Handbook. 7th Edition with web resources (ISBN-13: 9781492523376). Publisher: Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL. Cost is $89.00 + $9.95 shipping, for a total cost of $98.95 and must be purchased by the student. Students may buy the textbook from the W.I.T.S. Store. (As a convenience we will automatically add the e-textbook to your cart.)