Come join this fun and energetic profession! We offer a number of programs to help get your fitness career off and running!
Whether for a career move or your own personal knowledge, get all the information you need to become a Certified Personal Trainer. This challenging course will prepare you for World Instructor Training Schools' (WITS) certification exam. WITS is an international fitness certifying body that is known and respected by fitness experts and employers.
Join a group of like-minded health enthusiasts in this intensive 9-week course designed to teach you what you need to know and build the skills for success. The National WITS Exam is offered following successful course completion.
Key topics include:
- exercise physiology
- fitness testing
- equipment usage
- health assessment
|Hands-on practice in the NVCC Fitness Center
|Professional Practice Experience
CPR/AED certification is required to complete your WITS national certification. NVCC offers this during spring and fall semesters.
Textbook is required and not included in course fees. Call to order and start reading immediately
Fitness Professional's Handbook-6th Edition by Edward Howley, Dixie Thompson Hardback book, 608 pages ISBN-13: 978145041117
Free Orientation Sessions- All potential students should participate in one of our online sessions to gain a full understanding of the career and educational program. Choose one of the following dates:
STUDENT SUCCESS IS OUR EXPECTATION!
Being prepared for this challenging course is an important factor in your ability to succeed in this course and as a Personal Trainer. This course requires reading, studying, and written testing as well as physical skills competency validation.
Homework: Plan to spend an hour of homework and studying for every hour in class.
Textbook: A textbook is required and must be purchased separately before class begins. Please order and start reading immediately. 888-330-9487 or WITS Education
Fitness Professional's Handbook - 7th Edition with web resource by Edward Howley, Dixie Thompson Hardback book, ISBN-13: 9781492523376 ebook ISBN-13: 9781492535935
CPR/AED: NVCC offers Basic Life Support courses to fullfill the CPR/AED requirement for WITS National Personal Trainer Certification. Check our current offerings under Health Care.
Internship: This 30-hour experience is offered and recommended to those students that have successfully completed the classroom and skills competencies and your instructor will assist you in placement in local facilities.
Conveniently offered at our Waterbury campus