Certified Personal Trainer GES 120 » 62 hours

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Are you an energetic, fitness-conscious person looking for an in-demand career in a high-paying field? ABC NEWS.com and Fortune Magazine rank “personal fitness trainer” as the fourth hottest job in the United States—and right now there’s a shortage of personal trainers, so it’s a great time to enter this field. 

This online program blends the best of academic and hands-on training, offering online instructor-facilitated education, four days of live practical training, and a required 30-hour internship that will give you real-life experience you can put on your résumé. When you successfully complete all course requirements and the necessary CPR/AED first aid training, you’ll receive your nationally-recognized World Instructor Training School (W.I.T.S.) Personal Trainer Certification—a certification that can open the door to a great career in the fitness field.

"...After the internship, I felt totally confident to continue on with clients. Since WITS, I've done many other certifications in the fitness field. WITS is a fantastic overall certification to get....it really sets you up with a solid foundation to grow on."
- T.C., Delaware County Community College

"Learning from someone successful in the field? How can it get any better? Not to mention the confidence you gain and all the extra knowledge that you can acquire. Excellent!!!"
- J.K., Horry-Georgetown Technical College

"Thanks to this program, I got an internship and a part time job from the same place. Since I worked out there they already knew my dedication."
- J.W., Delaware County Community College

"I loved all of it! Michelle Matte was amazing, personable, funny, and very informative with her personal experience."
- J.E., California State University San Marcos

"The internship was incredibly helpful in my training program and I felt better equipped as a trainer because of the internship."
- K.N., University of Nevada in Las Vegas

"I haven't started my internship yet, but I like that it is required so that I can get a better feel of the work before being let out on my own. It was one of the reasons I chose ed2go over some of the other certifications out there."
- C.H., Central Piedmont Community College

"At first, I was a bit taken back by the internship program, but I've got to tell you, if you get yourself in the right place (I was lucky enough to), the internship really helps you learn to apply the things you learned in class. After the internship, I felt confident to continue on with clients. Since this program, I've done many other certifications in the fitness field. WITS is a fantastic overall certification to get and it really sets you up with a solid foundation to grow on."
- T.C., Delaware County Community College

"I haven't started my internship yet, but I know where I will be doing it and I'm super excited!!! I chose this program because of the internship requirement!"
- M.W., Pennsylvania

"The internship helped me apply what I learned. I even picked up new workout information from other trainers. Very helpful!"
- S.B., Ocean County College