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Certified Personal Trainer (Hybrid/Blended)

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Hybrid / Blended Certified Personal Trainer
Get all the information needed to start an exciting fitness career & become a Certified Personal Trainer. The self-paced course with optional scheduled online lectures with a top 5 star teacher will cover 15 hours on anatomy, exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, nutrition and more.  The in-person practical skill labs role play and reviews essential hands on skills to master assessing clients, stretching, warm ups/cool downs, exercise analysis with execution, programming design and much more.  The course includes the national test vouchers ($450 value) and extra access to our online CPT course to review lectures and labs at no extra cost!  W.I.T.S. 30 hour optional employer internship (Level 2 Certification) helps walk you into jobs who very much value our unique certification.  

Required Textbook: (Purchased Separately)
Howley, Edward T. and Thompson, Dixie L. 2017. Fitness Professional’s Handbook. 7th Edition. Publisher: Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL. The e-book costs $70 and the cost for the hard cover version is $89, plus $15.95 for shipping, and must be purchased by the student. Amazon Prime also has a rent a book set up. Check it out and save $. Order either version here

Who Should Enroll:
Fitness enthusiasts, coaches, college students in the field, massage therapists or anyone seeking a new career in the health and fitness industry
• Minimum 18 Years of age
• High School Diploma or GED

2 Certification Levels
Level 1 CPT – Pass both Written Exam & Practical Skills Exam (Includes test vouchers)

• NCCA Accredited program.
• Adult CPR/AED is required for the certification to be issued after the exams.
• Course requirements must be completed within 12 months of the original course start date.
• The 2-year renewal period is based on the original course completion date.

Level 2 CPT – Obtain a Level 1 CPT & Complete the 30 Hour Internship

• A direct pathway to employment by meeting and completing the internship at an employer’s place of business
• W.I.T.S. at no extra cost will assist in this step. An employer list is provided to all students.
• Optional 3 college credits towards a degree through the American Council on Education.

Fitness professionals have a range of opportunities for employment. Examples include:
• Sports and athletic teams (coaching)
• Gyms and fitness facilities (24 Hour Fitness, Gold’s Gyms, AnyTime Fitness & More)
• Corporate fitness centers
• Rehabilitation centers
• Self-employment (Fitness Studios)

Student Testimonial Videos: VIEW TESTIMONIALS from employers and past graduates


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Class Details

8 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Online 24/7.  
  Weekly - Sat.  
  Weekly - Fri.  
  Weekly - Sat.  

Location : BC3 Main Continuing Education and Workforce Location : 
  BC3 Main Continuing Education and Workforce.

Instructor : TBA TBA 



Please read:  Orientation will be scheduled prior to class start. The written exam will be held on Friday 6/25/21 at BC3's main campus. The practical exam will be held on Saturday 6/26/21 at (time and location TBD). Textbook to be purchased directly with W.I.T.S.

Tuition and Fees: 


Registration Closes On
Friday, April 30, 2021 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 06/19/2021)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/8/2021 - 6/12/2021 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM N/A - Online TBA TBA 
5/8/2021 - 6/5/2021 Weekly - Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM N/A - Online TBA TBA 
6/25/2021 - 6/25/2021 Weekly - Fri 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Butler, BC3 Main Continuing Education and Workforce  Map TBA TBA 
6/26/2021 - 6/26/2021 Weekly - Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM N/A - Online TBA TBA