Certified Personal Trainer

University of the District of Columbia Community College

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Career Training Program
Program Code: GES120
Hours: 62
Fees: $995.00 USD


Are you an energetic, fitness-conscious person looking for an in-demand career in a high-paying field? ABC NEWS.com and Fortune Magazine rank “personal fitness trainer” as the fourth hottest job in the United States—and right now there’s a shortage of personal trainers, so it’s a great time to enter this field. 

This program blends the best of academic and hands-on training, offering:

  • 15 hours of online theory in the comfort of your own home
  • 15 hours of practical “hands-on” training over a four-day period
  • 30 hours of internship to give you real-world experience

In these lessons, you’ll master the fundamentals of biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment use, and health assessment. When you successfully complete all of your course requirements and the necessary CPR/AED first aid training, you’ll receive your nationally-recognized World Instructor Training School (W.I.T.S.) Personal Trainer Certification—a certification that can open the door to a great career in the fitness field.

Your W.I..T.S. certification will show employers that you’re skilled, knowledgeable, and committed to excellence in your career. W.I.T.S. is the only major certifying body in the country providing comprehensive practical training and internships. It is an approved CEU provider for the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers (BOC), the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), Veterans’ Training and Education, and the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Upon registering, you're given twelve months to complete this program. 

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