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Business and Workforce Development 

Personal FitnessTrainer Certification

Personal trainer at workThis challenging course is taught over a 8-week period for better retention and skill competency. The National Exam is held on the 9th week. This course is formatted as a 62-hour program and is comprised of 16 hours of lecture, 16 hours of hands on practical training and a 30-hour internship that networks many graduates right into a job. The course prepares you for success with key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage and health assessment. CPR/AED is needed to receive the certificate. The World Instructor Training Institute (W.I.T.S.) is the only major certifying body in the country providing comprehensive practical training and internship components. Textbook is required and not included in the course fees.

Full & Part Time Careers - Flexible Hours - Supplemental Income - Personal Fulfillment - Entrepreneurship


TBA (828) 327-7000 x4590

Course Date: New course date coming fall 2015!

Cost: $648

Required Textbook Information:  Call W.I.T.S. to order the required textbook at 888-330-9487.

To register, please contact Dana Glenn at (828) 327-7000 x4590 or


2550 US HIGHWAY 70 SE • HICKORY, NC • 28602-8302 • 828.327.7000
Updated 03.17.2015: Workforce Certification