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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

 
 
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Personal Fitness Trainer Certification InformationPersonal 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 & ABCNEWS.com 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.

Start an exciting fitness career and become a Certified Personal Trainer. Our personal trainer course is a great way to become a successful Certified Personal Trainer with an option to complete an employer internship that can walk you into jobs! This challenging course is for candidates wanting LIVE or ONLINE instruction with in-depth, hands-on practical labs to master the essential career skills and knowledge.

LIVE CLASSROOM/LIVE PRACTICAL FORMAT

Course is taught in 5 weeks for great retention and skill competency. The National Exam is held on the 6th week. The course consists of:

  • 15 hours of LIVE CLASSROOM lecture on key topics like biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, health assessment;
  • 15 hours of LIVE FITNESS CENTER hands-on practical training labs with role playing drills on assessing clients, programming, performing proper exercises, presentation skills and more;
  • complete 200 page student workbook;
  • PowerPoint presentations and student study guide with sample quiz questions;
  • test vouchers to take the Certified Personal Trainer exams.
  • Certified Personal Fitness Trainer Course Syllabus
LIVE CLASSROOM/LIVE PRACTICAL - FORT MYERS
Spring 2017:   April 22-June 3, 2017(No class May 27); (or)
Fall 2017:   Sept 30-Nov 4, 2017
Times:   9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Classroom), 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Fitness Center)
Location:   Atrium Executive Center, 8695 College Pkwy, Fort Myers 33918 (Classroom); Around the Clock Fitness, Alico Commons (Fitness Center)
Cost:   $749 includes: lectures, practical labs at fitness center, exam, and internship, (textbook extra)
   

For questions regarding the Personal Fitness Trainer course, call 888-330-9487 or email evaughan@witseducation.com.

ONLINE CLASSROOM/LIVE PRACTICAL (HYBRID) FORMAT

Convient online mentored self-paced lessons with in-depth instruction and video labs to understand how it all comes together. The course consists of:

  • VIDEO lecture, video labs, discussion board, and quizzes on key topics like biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, health assessment -- (Register and start right away any time);
  • 15 hours of LIVE FITNESS CENTER hands-on practical training labs with role playing drills on assessing clients, programming, performing proper exercises, presentation skills and more -- (Choose from scheduled lab offerings below);
  • complete 200 page student workbook;
  • PowerPoint presentations and student study guide with sample quiz questions;
  • test vouchers to take the Certified Personal Trainer exams.
  • Certified Personal Fitness Trainer Course Syllabus
ONLINE CLASSROOM/LIVE PRACTICAL (HYBRID)
Lecture:   ONLINE - 24 hours-a-day; register and start right away
Spring Labs:   April 22-June 3, 2017 (No lab May 27); (or)
Fall Labs:   Sept 30-Nov 4, 2017
Lab Times:   1:00pm-4:00pm
Lab Location:   Around the Clock Fitness, Alico Commons (Fitness Center)
Cost:   $749 includes: lectures, practical labs at fitness center, exam, and internship, (textbook extra)
   

For questions regarding the Personal Fitness Trainer course, call 888-330-9487 or email evaughan@witseducation.com.

You can work right after passing the exams with proof of CPR/AED which awards you Level 1 Certified Personal Trainer credential.

    • SPECIAL BONUS: take advantage of our 30-hour employer internship to get our advanced Level 2 Certified Personal Trainer at no additional cost!

Textbook (7th edition book required.) cost including tax/shipping/handling = $106.97. Students may order through W.I.T.S. at (888) 330-9487 or order online here.

WITS PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINER CERTIFICATION COURSE FAQS

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

*Minimum age requirement is 18 years of age.
 
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).

Not sure if a Personal Trainer career is for you?

Want to learn more about the Personal Trainer Certification Course? Come join our live webinar and talk with a veteran instructor all about the course and industry. Webinars are offered monthly so please register for any of the below. Can’t make the date and time? Register anyway and we will send you a recording once it is complete.

FREE ONLINE WEBINAR ORIENTATION

For questions regarding the Personal Fitness Trainer course, call 888-330-9487 or email evaughan@witseducation.com.

CPR/AED Certification

First Aid CPRThis classroom-based, instructor-led course teaches first aid basics featuring single-rescuer and team basic life support skills. Learn emergency recognition including medical emergencies, injury emergencies and environmental emergencies. Gain valuable adult, child, and infant rescue techniques. Attain skills for relief of choking. Grasp high-quality CPR (Cardiopulminary Resuscitation) know-how. Learn proper AED (Automated Externa Defibrillator) use.

FORT MYERS COURSE
Date: TBA
8:30am-12:30pm
Atrium Executive Center, 8695 College Pkwy. Suite 1181, Fort Myers
$60
REGISTRATION