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Personal Trainer Certification

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CourseGraphic The W.I.T.S. Certified Personal Trainer is NCCA Accredited.
Get all the important information needed to start an exciting successful career as a Certified Personal Trainer.   Employers of all sizes have partnered with W.I.T.S. to come and meet you during our classes.  Our personal trainer course is a great way to prepare for the on campus national exam and live your dream of a successful personal trainer career in a field you love.

This challenging course is for candidates wanting LIVE instruction with in-depth, hands-on practical labs to master the career skills & knowledge.  Our veteran teachers share all the do’s and don’ts in working with clients.  The course consists of 15 hours of lecture on key topics like biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage and health assessments.  The best part of the course is the 15 hours of hands-on practical training labs.  You will role play with assessing clients, programming, performing proper exercises, presentation skills and more.  Reading a book and testing does not get it done in the real world.  Register today in one of the hottest growing professions in North America.

You can work right after passing the CPT exams!  You must be 18 years of age and have 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!!

Required Textbook (not included in course fees):
  • Fitness Professional’s Handbook (7th edition with web resources, ISBN-13: 9781492523376)
  • We recommend purchasing from Amazon Books due to no shipping cost. (Price varies. The textbook may be rented or purchased new/Kindle/used.).
  • It is recommended that you read the following chapters to better prepare yourself for the 1st day of class: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, & 26.
Other Information:
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Info Session
    • Live: Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 10 - 11 a.m. SCF Bradenton (5840 26th Street West, Bradenton, FL), Building 18, Room 102. Register here.
    • Online: Register here.
  • Online Orientations - Webinars at the beginning of each month at – At the top of the page, there is a teal bar where you can register for the orientation.
  • Exam Date - March 15, 2020.
  • Local employers who are hiring or providing internships to course graduates:
    Anytime Fitness CrossFit LWR Try-Fun Fitness
    City Fitness Crunch  
    CrossFit Havoc Fit Crew  
  • View Syllabus
  • View Testimonials

W.I.T.S. is an approved CEU provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Class Details

6 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Sat.  
  Weekly - Sat.  

Location : SCF Lakewood Ranch Location : 
  SCF Lakewood Ranch.

Instructor : John Bruno 



Please read: 

It is recommended that you read the following chapters to
better prepare yourself for the first day of class: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 and 26.



Registration Closes On
Friday, May 29, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/30/2020 - 6/27/2020 Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sarasota, SCF Lakewood Ranch  Map, Room: 215, CIT Bldg John Bruno 
7/11/2020 - 7/11/2020 Weekly - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sarasota, SCF Lakewood Ranch  Map, Room: 215, CIT Bldg John Bruno 

Other Class Offerings

Personal Trainer Info Session
ID: 13299

05/16/20 - 05/16/20
1 session

SCF Lakewood Ranch

John Bruno