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$499.00$875.00

  • Hybrid Certified Personal Trainer
    Start Date: Oct 16, 2021
  • Lifestyle Wellness Coaching (Open Enrollment)
  • Senior Fitness Specialist (Open Enrollment)
  • Medical Fitness Specialist (Open Enrollment)
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Hybrid Certified Personal Trainer Certification

Class Dates

Saturdays: Oct 16 – Nov 20, 2021
Hybrid Option: Lectures online, Practical Labs – 1:00pm – 4:00pm
National Exam Date: Dec 4, 2021


Turn Your Passion for Fitness Into a Rewarding Career

NCCA Accredited Program - Seal of AccreditationAre you looking to help others reach their fitness goals? In collaboration with the World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.), we offer a Personal Trainer Certification Program designed to help you start a successful career as a trainer. This six-week intensive workshop provides in-class theory and hands-on practical training. Virtual lectures cover anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition and more. The in-person practical skill labs cover essential hands-on skills to master assessing clients, stretching, warm-ups/cool downs, exercise analysis with execution, and programming design. This course prepares students for the National Exam held on the sixth week. Test vouchers ($450 value) and extra access to our online CPT course to review lectures and labs included at no extra cost. Earn a Level 1 certification upon completion of the workshop and successfully passing the written, practical exams, and providing proof of current CPR certification*. Level 2 certification is achieved once you complete a 30-hour employer mentored internship.

Who Should Enroll

  • Fitness enthusiasts 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
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Prerequisites

  • 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 $70 and the cost for the hard cover version is $110, plus $15.95 for shipping. To order with W.I.T.S. click here while SALE supplies last. Amazon also has a rent a book set up. Check out Amazon textbooks here and save.

Employment Outlook

The U.S. Dept. of Labor predicts a 8% increase in employment projections for Fitness Trainers from 2014-2024. National average hourly wage is $25. Be your own boss! Supplement your current salary or work full time as a personal trainer.

Workshop Content

Lectures (15 hours)

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fundamentals of Anatomy
  • Biomechanics and Applied Kinesiology
  • Health Screenings
  • Fitness Testing
  • Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Exercise
  • Muscular Strength and Endurance
  • Flexibility

Practical (15 hours)

  • Fitness Assessments
  • Client Rapport
  • Biomechanics of Exercise
  • Equipment Usages
  • Weight Training Techniques

Certification Requirements:

  • Proof of current CPR (for issuance of certificate). This must be a live hands-on CPR/AED course. (Online courses will not be accepted.)
  • Attendance is required to complete the training (1 missed class permitted)
  • Passing grades on both the written and practical exams
  • Completion of 30-hour practical internship (Level 2 Certification)
  • Class Prerequisite: Must be at least 18 years of age and have received a high school diploma or GED certificate.

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Lifestyle Wellness Coaching Certification

Lifestyle Wellness StretchingThis unique Lifestyle Wellness Coaching Certification course will show your client that providing specific insights into their individual wellness is just as vital to their long term success as creating an exercise program. Our Lifestyle Wellness Coaching course will enable you, as a trainer, to communicate, motivate, and support your client IN NEW INNOVATIVE WAYS towards reaching their goals. This self-pacedonline-mentored class will help you develop the personal skills you need to lead your clients, while opening new revenue streams outside of just exercise training sessions! Your clients will achieve long-term fitness and lifestyle wellness goals for likely the first time ever. You will provide your clients with personal awareness techniques that will create new possibilities and help them overcome previous limitations.

Lifestyle Wellness Coaching Certification includes 9 hours of video instruction, drills and testing. The W.I.T.S. video lessons will teach you the skills of successful coaching and allow you to practice and build confidence in your coaching relationships as a lifestyle wellness coach. This is the next level in your professional growth to build your personal business and increase your billable hours.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Identify the core ingredients in Lifestyle Wellness Coaching
  2. Apply principles of goals and goal setting to assist clients in their lifestyle fitness pursuits
  3. Discuss the evolution of coaching and the emergence of the Lifestyle Wellness Coach
  4. Determine the essential steps for co-creating the coaching relationship
  5. Explain the importance of coaching agreements and identify the essential components

Lifestyle Wellness Coaching CertificationRecommended Textbook:
Lifestyle Wellness Coaching
J. Gavin and M. Mcbrearty
© 2018
Paper Book 267 pages
ISBN-13: 9781492559634

 

What You Need to Know About Working as an Independent Fitness Contractor

Senior Fitness Specialist Certification


This certification class is for health and fitness professionals wanting to gain knowledge, training, and competency to assess fitness levels, design fitness programs and provide motivating exercise instruction for older adults.This course is a great addition to your knowledge base and allows you the opportunity to learn the proper exercise techniques, stretching, programming and safety needed for your older adult clients. The population of individuals 65 and older is increasing rapidly. This presents the personal trainer with multiple opportunities to work with clients as they age. However, it does require specialized knowledge and training, because chronic medical conditions will alter older adults’ need for and response to exercise. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the key age-related changes in physiology and fitness levels.
  2. Demonstrate safe and effective exercises for older adults.
  3. Perform fitness assessments for older adults.
  4. Design exercise prescriptions for older adults.
  5. Assist older clients in developing short- and long-term goals.
  6. Incorporate behavioral change strategies into your programs for older adults
Special Note: This course has a built in online exam to test for a national certification. Option 1: Package – Senior Fitness Specialist
  • Get the entire online review program for the Senior Fitness Specialist course all in one place.
  • Veteran subject matter experts / instructors will mentor you through all of your learning needs as your pursue the core knowledge and practical skill overview.
  • Complete both sections and Get a WALL Certificate to share in your office for completions of this highly advanced course
  • Take the entire program AT YOUR OWN PACE in the convenience of home or work.
  • Includes video lectures.
  • Includes video practical lab demonstrations to learn the essential skills.
  • Includes quizzes to assure your knowledge is sound to help clients safely.
  • Includes discussion boards to share with your mentor’s input.
  • Download a complete WORD Student Workbook
  • Download the entire Power Point lectures for your learning needs
  • Engage your fellow community of students worldwide.
  • Includes exam review
  • Includes study tools with beating hearts video links and more!
  • Digital badge of distinction to verify your credential through social media markets. What is a digital professional badge? Click here
Textbook (Sold Separately) Rose, D. (2019). Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults (2nd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Medical Fitness Specialist Certification

Program Overview:

This 30-hour certification (30 CECs) is an advanced certification for fitness professionals and other types of health occupations like therapists. If you are ready to take the next step in your career and offer new services to a wide variety of clients, then this program will prepare you to succeed. You will learn in this challenging exercise course the core essentials of helping clients with specialized chronic illness. You will be able to practically apply the knowledge in programming safe and effective workouts. Nothing is more rewarding than working with the medical community to do great things for people with special medical issues. This MFS Level 1 Certification includes a written core exam and a practical case scenario exam to demonstrate operational safe and effective competency.

Upon successful completion of the Medical Fitness Specialist course, students will be able to:

  • Prescribe physical activity or exercise for individuals with chronic conditions or disabilities.
  • Utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to provide clients with chronic conditions or disabilities quality physical activity options.
  • Understand the importance of professional networking as it pertains to the collaborative treatment of individuals with chronic conditions or disabilities.
  • Evaluate the health status of individuals with chronic conditions or disabilities.
  • Identify common medications prescribed to treat a variety of chronic conditions or disabilities.
  • Modify existing exercise programming for newly diagnosed individuals.

Course topics include:

  • 15 hours of core knowledge lectures
  • 15 hours of practical knowledge in program development
  • Exercise Is Medicine in Chronic Care
  • Basic Physical Activity and Exercise Recommendations for Persons With Chronic Conditions
  • Art of Clinical Exercise Programming
  • Art of Exercise Medicine: Counseling and Socioecological Factors
  • Approach to the Common Chronic Conditions
  • Chronic Conditions Strongly Associated With Physical Inactivity
  • Chronic Conditions Very Strongly Associated With Tobacco
  • Cancer, Significant Sequelae Related to Common Chronic Conditions
  • Depression and Anxiety Disorders.
Changing lives never got so real! Coming in the Fall will be MFS Level 2

Who Should Enroll:

  • Fitness professionals, college students in similar fields, massage therapists and other related fields like occupational therapists

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum 18 Years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Preferably with a personal trainer certification or a related degree

Requirements:

  • Current CPR/AED Certification before being issued certification
  • Medical Fitness BookTextbook (Sold Separately) ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities-4th, American College of Sports Medicine Geoffrey Moore J. Larry Durstine Patricia Painter, © 2016

Additional Information:

  • 30 CECs (Continuing Education Credits) Applicable to other W.I.T.S. renewals
  • Certification issued by passing the online exams in core knowledge (multiple choice questions) and practical scenario applications in programming
  • A Level 2 Medical Fitness Specialist is projected for late Fall 2021

Includes Test Online

Become a Certified Personal Trainer

 
COVID-19 Notice:Understand that due to the COVID-19 pandemic that there is a risk. We care about our student trainers, teachers, and testers. Therefore, we are requiring masks to enter the gym or college location at the assigned time/s. You must agree to wear a mask at all times and you will be asked to leave the facility if you do not have one or wear it on site at all times.
 

Refunds: All courses have a $25 processing fee on refunds.

Online Course Access Statement
All of our online courses have 6 month full 24/7 access to complete your online program. The experience is awesome, simple and very digestible for the novice fitness enthusiast.