Personal Fitness Certification

Help Others Achieve Their Fitness Goals

Florida Gulf Coast University has partnered with W.I.T.S. (World Instructor Training Schools) to offer Personal Fitness Certification Training along with a multitude of other related courses that allow interested individuals to become the best fitness trainer possible for their clients. 

Come join this fun profession and be a part of what Fortune Magazine & states as the 4th hottest job in the U.S. at a national average of $34/hr. 

Employers like Around The Clock Fitness, Crunch Fitness and LA Fitness 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 Fitness Trainer.

Start an exciting fitness career and become a Certified Personal Trainer. Our personal trainer course is a great way to become a successful Certified Personal Trainer with an option to complete an employer internship that can walk you into jobs! This challenging course is for candidates wanting LIVE or ONLINE instruction with in-depth, hands-on practical labs to master the essential career skills and knowledge.

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Not sure Personal Fitness is the career for you?

Want to learn more about the Personal Trainer Certification Course? Come join our live webinar and talk with a veteran instructor all about the course and industry. Webinars are offered monthly so please register for any of the below. Can’t make the date and time? Register anyway and we will send you a recording once it is complete.

If you can't make a webinar, don't fret. Watch our video testimonials below. 


Business & Marketing Success Series

Earn 2 CECs with these programs offered by FGCU in partnership with W.I.T.S

Attracting Club Members

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Building Blocks to Sport & Exercise Nutrition 

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Gym design
Club Management: Facility Set Up & Design

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Human Resources
Club Management: Human Resources & Staffing

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Developing Relationships: The Key to Success

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Developing Your Business Strategy

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Developing Your Marketing & Promotion Strategy

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Establishing Your Brand & Image

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Finance & Budgets

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 Identifying Your Products & Services

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Promotions & Sales Basics

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Retaining Club Members

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Setting Prices for Profitability

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Sport & Exercise Nutrition

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Earn CEUs and CECs With These W.I.T.S. Courses

  • Youth Fitness Practical Review (9 CECs)

  • Youth Fitness Foundations (9 CECs)

  • Sport & Exercise Nutrition: Special Considerations (2 CECs) 

  • Running Well 

  • Pregnancy Fitness (6 CECs)

  • Personal Trainer Practical Review (9 CECs)

  • Personal Trainer Lecture Review Foundations (9 CECs)

  •  Older Adult Fitness Foundations (12 CECs)

  • Nutritional Concepts (6 CECs)

  • Group Exercise Instructor Practical Review (9 CECs)

  • Group Exercise Instructor Foundations (9 CECs)

  • Fundamentals of Sport & Exercise Nutrition (6 CECs)

  • Exercise Program Design for Special Population (6 CECs)

  • Digital Badge & Personal Trainer Toolkit 

  •  Building Blocks of Sport & Exercise Nutrition (2 CECs)

Online Learning Programs  

Explore all of the online learning opportunities Florida Gulf Coast University offers through partnerships.

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Healthcare Opportunities   

If the healthcare field is for you, learn more about our online course offerings!

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Our friendly staff welcomes you to call with any questions/concerns you may have!

(239) 745-4700