W.I.T.S. - Certified Personal Trainer Course

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Certified Personal Trainer Informational Webinars

This webinar is geared for students interested in taking the Certified Personal Trainer Course Program. Hosted by a veteran W.I.T.S. instructor, prospective students will gain an understanding of the program curriculum and the fitness industry.

Cost and Course Registration

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Certified Personal Trainer Course Overview

Get all the information needed to start an exciting fitness career and become a nationally 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 will hold LIVE lectures with a veteran W.I.T.S. instructor and LIVE in-depth, hands-on practical labs to master the essential career skills & knowledge.

National Commission for Certifying Agencies World Instructor Training School

The course consists of:

15 hours of lecture on key topics like:

  • biomechanics
  • exercise physiology
  • fitness testing
  • equipment usage
  • health assessment

15 hours of hands-on practical training labs with role-playing drills on:

  • assessing clients
  • programming
  • performing proper exercises
  • presentation skills

What's included

Included in this course is:

  • a complete 200-page student workbook
  • access to online student study tools
  • test vouchers to take the Certified Personal Trainer exams

You can work right after passing the exams with proof of CPR/AED to obtain your Level 1 Certified Personal Trainer. As a special bonus, you can take advantage of our 30-hour employer internship to get our advanced Level 2 Certified Personal Trainer credential at no additional cost!!

*Students are required to purchase a textbook prior to the first day of class.

Contact W.I.T.S at 1-888-330-9487 or to order your book. The Fitness Professional's Handbook-7th Edition with Web Resource ISBN-13: 9781492523376 is currently available for purchase from W.I.T.S at $89.95 including shipping. An e-book is also available for purchase through W.I.T.S at $53.00: ISBN-13: 9781492535935. The publisher is Human Kinetics. Or you may order the text: Fitness Professional’s Handbook, 7th Edition with web resources (ISBN-13: 9781492523376) online at

Program Accreditation

This program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the gold standard for certification programs and W.I.T.S. is an approved CEU provider for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and the American Council on Education (ACE) has recommended 3 undergraduate academic credits for this course.

Workshop Curriculum

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)
  • Attendance at 4 of the 5 weeks of the course
  • Passing grades on both the written and practical exams
  • Completion of 30-hour practical internship
  • Class Prerequisite: Must be at least 18 years of age and have received a high school diploma or GED certificate.

Course Dates and Times

University Athletic Management (UAM)/Rider University
Lawrenceville, NJ

  • Lecture & Practical
  • Check back for upcoming course dates.
  • Certification Exams: N/A

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