Fitness Certifications

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies, in collaboration with World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.), offers several fitness certification programs designed to help you start a successful career as a fitness trainer.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, these programs are currently offered online.

W.I.T.S. has been leading for 25 years to enhance public safety by developing and administering true health and fitness certification programs. Furthermore, jobs in this industry are projected to grow 16% into 2021. As a result, W.I.T.S. can certify you in personal training, group fitness, older adult and other disciplines in this industry.

Certification Programs

Gold Certified Personal Fitness Trainer

Earn your Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate of Completion online. Then engage your bonus review practical skills labs with an in-person lab if you desire. Use your national test voucher to take the NCCA Accredited Certified Personal Trainer credential exams, included in your payment as a double bonus.

Group Fitness Gold Certification

This online self-paced mentored certification course will help you develop skills for leading any group in an exciting safe routine. Lectures will cover the essentials of group exercise history, music, choreography, and safety techniques, as well as basic applied science specifically relating to group strength, cardiovascular, muscular, and flexibility.

Lifestyle Wellness Coaching Certification

Our Lifestyle Wellness Coaching course will enable you, as a trainer, to communicate, motivate, and support your client in new and innovative ways towards reaching their goals. This self-paced online-mentored class will help you develop the personal skills you need to lead your clients, while opening new revenue streams outside of just exercise training sessions!

Senior Fitness Specialist Certification

This certification class is for health and fitness professionals seeking to gain knowledge, training, and competency to assess fitness levels, design fitness programs, and provide motivating exercise instruction for older adults. This course is a great addition to your knowledge base and allows you the opportunity to learn the proper exercise techniques, stretching, programming, and safety needed for your older adult clients.

Online Orientation

Looking for more information about our fitness certification programs? Access the W.I.T.S. on-demand online orientation to learn more about the course. Simply enter your name and email address to access the on-demand orientation video.

Nationally Recognized Credentials

 NCCA logoACE logoW.I.T.S. programs are approved and recognized by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and the America Council on Education (ACE). NCCA is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (formerly the National Organization for Competency Assurance). ACE mobilizes the higher education community to shape effective public policy and foster innovative, high-quality practice.