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Office of Continuing Education &
Off-Campus Programs

8695 College Parkway
Suite 1181
Ft. Myers, FL 33919

Phone #s: all area codes are 239
Continuing Education: 425-3270
Institute of Government: 425-3271
Renaissance Academy: 425-3272
Fax:  425-3260

Personal Fitness Trainer Certification


Personal Fitness Trainer Certification Course

FGCU and W.I.T.S. (World Instructor Training Schools)

Come join this fun profession and be a part of what Fortune Magazine & states as the 4th hottest job in the U.S. at a national average of $34/hr. Employers like 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness and Gold’s Gyms are just a few of the club groups that seek out our graduates.   Whether a career move or for your own personal knowledge, get all the information you need to become a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer.

The course prepares you for success with key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, and equipment usage and health assessment. W.I.T.S. is the only major certifying body in the country providing comprehensive practical training and internship components (

  • Taught in 8 weeks for great retention and skill competency
  • National Exam is held on the 9th week
  • 62-hour program comprised of: 16 hours of lecture, 16 hours of practical training at an area fitness club, plus a 30-hour internship
  • Course Syllabus

Upon completion of all course requirements, and documentation of the necessary CPR/AED first aid training, you will become a WITS Certified Personal Trainer.

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), the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Course Details:



Dates:   Saturdays, May 30 - Aug 1, 2015 (no class July 4)
Time:   9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. (Classroom), 12:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. (Fitness Center)
Location:   Atrium Executive Center, 8695 College Pkwy, Suite 1181, Fort Myers 33919
Cost:   $749 includes: lectures, practical training at fitness center, exam, and internship, (textbook extra)

Textbook (6th edition book required.) cost including tax/shipping/handling = $93.97. 

Students may order through W.I.T.S. at (888) 330-9487(888) 330-9487or order online here.

Register Fort Myers Personal Fitness Trainer Course


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For questions regarding the Personal Fitness Trainer course, call 239-425-3270 or email