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W.I.T.S. Personal Trainer Certification

W.I.T.S. Personal Trainer Certification

Instructor: W.I.T.S. Instructor
Course time(s): WFD 151-8: M/W, 3/6-5/3, 6:30-8:30 pm, 9 wks
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Whether for a career move or for personal knowledge, get all the information and hands-on training needed to become a nationally Certified Personal Trainer. 

This intensive, 62-hour program includes 16 classroom and 16 lab hours with a 30-hour internship. National exams will be held on the last classes. Key topics include anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage and health assessment. Hands-on practical training labs include role playing drills on exercises, presentation skills and more to professionally master the position. 

CPR/AED is needed to receive the certificate. 

Textbook is required and not included in course fees. It is titled Fitness Professional’s Handbook-7th Edition Hardback or E-book. Author Edward Howley, Dixie Thompson and may be obtained via the W.I.T.S. Store Front or Amazon!

Want to learn more about being a Certified Personal Trainer? Free orientation: Wednesday, 2/22, 6:30-7:30 pm. RSVP for orientation online or by calling (413) 775-1661.  

Missed or can't attend the Information Session? You can register to watch a similar presentation online here

Required textbook: Fitness Professional's Handbook-7th Edition with Web Resource ISBN-13: 9781492523376 is available for purchase online. An e-book is also available for purchase online: ISBN-13: 9781492535935. You can also order the book through W.I.T.S. by calling 1-888-330-9487. 

Level 1 - Nationally Certified Personal Trainer: Successfully complete the written and practical exams. CPR/AED required. 

Level 2 - Nationally Certified Personal Trainer: Successfully complete your Level 1 exams followed by a 30 hour internship that will help connect to local employers. 

Qualifies for 6 AOTA CEUs / 6.0 IACET CEUs.