Personal Trainer Certification Course

This Certified Personal Trainer course will be offered on Saturdays beginning on February 1, and it will continue through February 29. 

CPR/AED Certification required for completion of this course. Certification must be acquired before National Exam on March 14, 2020. 

The Personal Trainer Certification Course is 30 hours in length. Test vouchers will be given as a bonus for the 2.5 hours for the final exams in written competency and practical skill assessment. A Level 1 Certified Personal Trainer will be awarded when passing both exams. An additional 30-hour internship is available to students at no additional charge. Upon completion of the Level 1 CPT and the internship the student will be issued a Level 2 CPT.

Two exams need to be successfully completed before receiving a Level 1 CPT. The written portion will consist of 110 multiple-choice questions. The practical skill assessment includes properly demonstrating a health assessment, warm-up, stretching, upper and lower body exercises. The practical exam is "live" using a case scenario, mock client and role play. The bonus 30-hour internship will help students get experience and fine-tune their skills, while also exposing them to many job opportunities. 

*Live Course (Class/Lecture and Hands-on training) will be held on the Stetson University campus.

*Hybrid course will have the class/lecture online, while the weekly Hands-on training held on the Stetson University campus.

Why Personal Training?

Great News! The Department of Labor states there is a 29% shortage of health and fitness professionals. Stetson University has an upcoming class to train people in this exciting and rewarding career.

This course will give you the knowledge, practice and experience that you need in order to be successful in this growing industry. The fitness profession offers flexible hours, full and part-time careers and supplemental income. It is a career that will make you smile every time you clock in!


This course is facilitated by of World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) which has testing locations at colleges and universities all over the country. Since 1993, W.I.T.S. has aimed to set a new more credible standard for certification.

Rather than the fitness industry's traditional problematic home study and weekend crash certifications, W.I.T.S. uses live, hands on training over the course of several weeks to give students the time for practice and learning. This NCCA accredited course gives students the information and resources they need to prepare for a career in personal training. 

WITS W.I.T.S. World Instructor Training SchoolsNCCA Accredited Program - Seal of Accreditation

Registration Information

Course Dates: (Saturdays) February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Testing Dates: March 14, 2020

Location: Stetson University 

Cost: $700.00 per person

Register Online

*A payment link will be sent to your email, your registration is not confirmed until payment is made.

A $50.00 non-refundable deposit must be made to hold your place in this camp. The remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to the start of camp.Payments can be made online or over the phone at 386-822-7500.