WITS Personal Trainer Certification (Live Course)


Sept. 11, 2014

6:30-7:30 pm

Rm 132, Peltier Hall, Main Campus

This FREE 1-hour Personal Fitness Training Orientation is designed to provide information for anyone interested in the fitness profession or in becoming a nationally certified personal trainer. This presentation includes a brief overview of the industry and professional trends, a look at the study materials while allowing ample time for a Q & A session.

Please call 985.448.4444 to reserve your spot at the info session today!

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Nicholls, in partnership with World Instructor Training Schools (WITS), is proud to offer an exciting new LIVE course to make you into a certified personal trainer! Whether you are a fitness enthusiast who’s looking for extra knowledge and the opportunity to make extra money as a trainer or someone looking to make a career change to a certified fitness professional, your path starts here!

Unlike other certification programs, WITS is offering a live course taught, in-person, by qualified, experienced professionals. You’ll work face-to-face with your instructor through out this 9-week program. You’ll even have the opportunity to perform practical training in the Callais Recreation Center on Nicholls campus. Classroom instruction combined with one-on-one hands-on training will give you the educational advantage other programs simply can not offer!

Come join this fun profession and be a part of what Fortune Magazine & ABC NEWS.com states as 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 Gyms are just a few of the club groups that seek WITS graduates.  Here a few more details:

  • The national exam is held on the 9th week.
  • This course is formatted as a 62-hour program and is comprised of 16 hours of lecture, 16 hours of hands on practical training.
  • A 30-hour internship that networks many graduates right into a job is required upon completion of course. Approved internship sites provided.
  • CPR/AED is needed to receive the certification.
  • WITS 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.

Check out the FAQ page for additional information.

Learning Outcomes

  • After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Understand and describe basic anatomy, kinesiology and exercise physiology.
  • Assess an individual’s level of fitness using ACSM guidelines.
  • Design and customize exercise programs.
  • Demonstrate proper execution of resistance, cardio-respiratory and flexibility exercises.
  • Identify and demonstrate at least one strength exercise for every major muscle group.
  • Explain ACSM and AHA recommendations for cardiovascular exercise.

Dates & Times: Sept. 25-Nov. 22

  • Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm (lecture)
  • Saturdays 12:00-2:00 pm (practical)


  • Thursday lectures: Rm 132, Peltier Hall, Main Campus, Thibodaux (map)
  • Saturday practicals: Callais Recreation Center (map)

Cost: $749/student

  • Additional cost include textbook that can be purchased by calling WITS @ 1.888.330.9487


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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 & 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.