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Personal Trainer Certification

NCCA Accredited Program at MCTC

The Personal Trainer Certification at MCTC is offered in partnership with World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.). Since its inception in 1993, W.I.T.S. has raised the bar for certification.

Using curriculum developed and updated by education and fitness industry leaders, the W.I.T.S. instructors have extensive education and fitness backgrounds and are passionate about teaching you how to make a living helping others.

Our format combines lecture and hands-on lab time to reinforce learning with practice, which prepares graduates to succeed in helping their clients be their best as they seek the lifestyle changes they need.

Ask your local WorkForce Center about funding! This certification is a WIOA-certified training program. Check your employee benefits! See if you’re eligible for professional development funding.

Here are just a handful of the advantages of our partnership with W.I.T.S.:

Approved for college credits and international continuing education units. W.I.T.S. offers programs at hundreds of colleges and universities across the country and is a recognized education provider by the American Council on Education (ACE) and International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). W.I.T.S. has successfully completed rigorous quality assurance processes and received approval and recognition for college credit and continuing education units (CEUs) for most certifications.

Practical hands-on training and application. W.I.T.S. wants its graduates to feel confident in their competence as a personal trainer. Knowledge is power, but only if you know how to apply it! W.I.T.S. will walk you through every step under the watchful eye of a LIVE instructor each week. Your student workbook includes a library of resources for you to use and weekly pop quizzes will help make sure you are digesting the material.

Comprehensive, validated testing. W.I.T.S. is an official affiliate of the National Board of Fitness Examiners, and our graduates possess the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to be a successful fitness professional. This is not just a prep class! There is an exam given in the final week of the course, and the testing fee for original test date is included in the tuition. To become a Certified Personal Trainer Level 1, you will complete a final, two-part exam:

  1. Written: 100 multiple-choice questions. 70% or better required.
  2. Practical skills: You must demonstrate five skills properly, including health assessments, warm-up, stretching, upper body and lower body exercises. The practical exam is “live” using a mock client and role-play. 70% or better required in each section.
  3. You will become a Certified Personal Trainer after successfully passing the written and practical tests and meeting CPR/AED requirements.

Direct connection to employment. W.I.T.S has established partnerships with health clubs, recreation centers, wellness studios and gyms across the nation to serve as internship sites for our students. Once you have passed your exams, you can become a Certified Personal Trainer Level 2 by completing a 30-hour internship in the field, which will enable you to fine tune your skills for employment, receive a great reference, and possibly a job!

The Personal Trainer Certification program is offered in the fall and spring. Free online information sessions are also offered regularly.

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Personal Trainer Certification: Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we require a fantastic resource called the Fitness Professionals Handbook 7th Ed. You should order it in advance from Amazon Books or from W.I.T.S. Prices range from $53 to $80, depending on whether you choose hardcover or eBook.

The CPR / AED certification is required to earn your Level 1 certification. It can be completed anytime before, during or after the certification course, within 12 months.

Your certification is valid for 2-years with a renewal process that is described on our website. Every reputable certification requires continuing education in their health occupation industry

Many students get hired directly by their internship sites if they seek Level 2 certification. We do not directly assist in securing the job, but the demand is high and we regularly receive monthly requests from the clubs for a list of graduates. This networking with local employers is a unique service provided only by W.I.T.S.

In the five-week course you are allowed to miss 1 lecture and 1 lab class only and still qualify to take the exams. In the nine-week course, you are allowed to miss 2 lectures and 2 lab classes only and still qualify to take the exams.

Students missing 1 class over the allowance will have the following options: complete the online module make-up class for a nominal fee of $50 or audit a future class if space allows and in accordance with the college policy. If you miss more than allowance, you must make up those classes upon approval from the college. There may be additional fees. If the student happens to miss the original exam date they will need to take the core exam online at a Prometric Testing Center. Practical exam make up can be done with a future course at no additional cost within 12 months.

W.I.T.S allows students 2 chances to retest within 12 months of the original course start date. Core exams will be tested online through a Prometric testing center. We offer five (5) national practical retest dates to help you successfully pass the practical exam and achieve your goals. There is a $75 fee per exam (additional site fee may apply). If student does not pass within the 12 month period they will need to register and take the entire course again.

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