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Professional Fitness Trainer Certificate

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Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College together with our partner, World Instructor Training Schools ( W.I.T.S. ), is excited to offer Personal Fitness Trainer Certification.  You can become certified as a personal fitness trainer and be part of one of the hottest jobs in the U.S.   Join others from the greater Charleston area who have completed the certification requirements and are now employed as personal fitness trainers.
"The W.I.T.S. Personal Trainer course provided by KVCTC is one of the best of its kind.  It provided me with all of the knowledge and hands-on experience I use every day in my position as a personal trainer.  The course work is thorough and the instructors full of expereince and knowledge.  The internship was absolutely wonderful in giving me a truly hands-on approach to what it takes to be a personal trainer.  It was a wonderful experience and I recommend it to anyone looking to get into the fitness industry." JH
The challenging course includes 16 hours of lecture, 16 hours of practical training, plus a 30 hour internship.
  • Classroom learning --  8 weeks --  insures greater retention
  • Practical learning -- 8 weeks at a local fitness center  -  insures skill competency
  • National certification exam (W.I.T.S.) on the ninth week - written and practical components
  • Internship -- 30 hours -- under the direction of an experienced fitness trainer


High School Diploma or GED 
CPR / AED Certification is not required to enroll in the course but must be completed before the KVCTC / W.I.T.S. certificate can be awarded.  A CPR / AED course will be scheduled for the course participants as part of the tuition.
When:          Saturdays, Feb. 8 - Apr. 12, 2014
                     (No class March 22, 2014)
Time:           9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Classroom instruction  -  9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  KVCTC, Room 004, 2001 Union Carbide Drive, South Charleston
Practical instruction    -  12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  Active Sports Complex, 2400 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans
Cost:          $799.00 (includes required text book and cost of CPR/AED certification)
Download:  Registration Form (PDF)     Current Program Flyer     Frequently Asked Questions


Phone: (304) 205.6603
Online: Register Now!
2001 Union Carbide Drive
S. Charleston, WV 25303

Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and does not discriminate against any person because of race, gender, age,color, religion, disability, national or ethnic origin. For more information: Michelle Bissell, Title IX Coordinator (304) 205-6600.