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Personal Fitness Programs

Contact: Steve Price, 843.574.6683,

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Personal Trainer Certification

Come join this fun profession and be a part of what Fortune Magazine and ABC states is the 4th hottest job in the U.S. at a national average of $34 an hour. Employers like 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness and Gold’s Gym are just a few of the club groups that seek out our graduates. Whether a career move or for your own personal knowledge, get all the information you need to become a Certified Personal Trainer. This challenging course is taught over a five-week period for better retention and skill competency. The National Exam is held on the sixth week. This course is formatted as a 60-hour program and is comprised of 15 hours of lecture at the Main Campus (Bldg. 910), 15 hours of hands-on practical training at nearby Palmetto Fitness Center and a 30-hour internship that networks many graduates right into a job. The course prepares you for the exam and success with key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, and equipment usage and health assessment. CPR/AED is needed to receive the certificate.  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 course fees.  To learn more about what it takes to become a Personal Trainer, visit  for a free orientation.

Additional fees include:

  1. Textbook: Fitness Professional’s Handbook – 6th Edition by Howley and Thompson, $93.97 (call 1.888.330.9487 or visit for textbook). For textbook ISBN number and reading assignments, contact the information number below in advance of the first session.
  2. One-time lab fee, $25, payable to Palmetto Fitness Center 

Call 843.574.6683 for more information.

W.I.T.S. is an approved CEU provider for the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers (BOC), the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), Veterans Training and Education, the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). The American Council on Education has recommended 3 undergraduate academic credits for this course.  

XFIT 501-003



9 a.m.-4 p.m.


*No class on 7/5

Personal Trainer Recertification Online Courses

Online courses are now available 24/7 for certified personal trainers seeking recertification. Courses are taught by W.I.T.S. certified trainers. Students are contacted directly by W.I.T.S. upon registration. To register, call 843.574.6152. Class start time is arranged shortly thereafter. Course descriptions and textbook information are available at
.6 CEUs or 6 CECs.  $199 per course

XFIT 506-001  Running Well

XFIT 507-001  Pregnancy Fitness

XFIT 508-001  Exercise Program Design for Special Populations

XFIT 509-001  Business Success for Fitness Professionals

XFIT 510-001  Insider Secrets of Advertising for Fitness Professionals

XFIT 511-001  Personal Trainer Foundations

XFIT 512-001  Personal Trainer Practical Review

XFIT 513-001  Group Exercise Instructor Foundations

XFIT 514-001  Group Exercise Instructor Practical Review

XFIT 515-001  Older Adult Fitness Instructor Foundations

XFIT 516-001  Youth Fitness Instructor Foundations

XFIT 517-001  Youth Fitness Instructor Practical Review


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