W.I.T.S. | Online Professional Development and Certifications | Butler Community College

Online Professional Development and Certifications





Educational Excellence for Fitness Professionals

Whether you are a new fitness professional, an experienced trainer, or someone with an interest and passion for helping others live healthier lifestyles—we have the course for you.  Expand your knowledge, enhance your skills, learn about special populations, and discover how to be a successful fitness business entrepreneur. Our online/blended courses are designed to expand your skills while meeting continuing education requirements for recertification. Our courses will help you maintain nationally-recognized certifications, and develop the business acumen to either take a management role or pursue entrepreneurship opportunities within the fitness industry.

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Personal Trainer Certification Course - Hybrid (Virtual lectures + In-person practical skills labs)

Get all the information needed to start an exciting fitness career & become a Certified Personal Trainer. Turn your fitness passion into a profession with the ONLY IN-PERSON hands on practical skill labs in the industry.  The scheduled virtual lectures are led by our 5-star teacher. 

Topics will cover 15 hours on: 

  • anatomy 
  • exercise physiology

  • kinesiology

  • biomechanics

  • nutrition and more 

The in-person practical skill labs allow you to role-play and review essential “hands on skills” to master assessing clients, stretching, warm ups/cool downs, exercise analysis and programming design. 

The course includes the national test vouchers ($450 value) and extra access to our online video enhanced CPT course to review lectures and labs at no extra cost! 

W.I.T.S. 30-hour optional employer internship (Level 2 Certification) helps walk you into jobs who very much value our unique certification. We are all about your success and the tools we give you will help you reach that goal.


Required Textbook: (Sold Separately)

Howley, Edward T. and Thompson, Dixie L. 2017. Fitness Professional’s Handbook. 7th Edition. Publisher: Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL. 

The e-book costs $70 and the cost for the hard cover version is $89, plus $15.95 for shipping, and must be purchased by the student. Amazon Prime also has a rent a book set up. Check it out and save $. Order either version here.


Price: $995.00 - 62 Hours total


Start date is Saturday, October 16, 2021 to November 13, 2021


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