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UIW Northwest Center
Saturdays: In session - New Dates 2017
9 am - 2 pm

9729 Datapoint Dr, Suite 100
San Antonio, TX 78229
Telephone: (210) 832-5677

Practical Labs held at:
Anytime Fitness
16535 Huebner Rd #115
San Antonio, TX 78248

UIW Northeast Center
Saturdays: February 25, 2017 - April 29, 2017
No class April 15, 2015
9 am - 2 pm

6909 N. Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78247
Telephone: (210) 832-5677

Practical Labs held at:
Anytime Fitness
16535 Huebner Rd #115
San Antonio, TX 78248

Online Orientation Webinar: Please register for one of the following dates

January 11, 2017 3PM CST

February 1, 2017 11AM CST

Title: Fitness Professional's Handbook - 7th Edition with Web Resources

ISBN-13: 9781492523376
Retail Price: $106.97 (includes tax + shipping)

ISBN-13: 9781492535935
eBook $53.00

Personal Trainer Certification

The School of Professional Studies at the University of the Incarnate Word selects uniquely-qualified providers to deliver exciting opportunities for those interested in beginning a new career. We have partnered with World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) to offer interested students the Personal Trainer Certification program. This program is designed to fit the busy schedules of students with career, life and family obligations.

Ready to start? Enroll Now

Personal Trainer Certification in San Antonio, Texas

This challenging course is taught over a 6 or 9 week period for better retention and skill competency. The National Exam is held during the final 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
  • 30-hour internship 

The course prepares you for success with key topics that include

  • biomechanics
  • exercise physiology
  • fitness testing
  • equipment usage
  • health assessment

W.I.T.S. 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.* Call to order and start reading immediately 888-330-9487 {}

Personal Trainer Certification Class in San Antonio, Texas


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Graduation from high school or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate
  • CPR/AED is needed to receive the certificate.

Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand and describe basic anatomy, kinesiology and exercise physiology.
  2. Assess an individual's level of fitness using ACSM guidelines.
  3. Design and customize exercise programs.
  4. Demonstrate proper execution of resistance, cardiorespiratory and flexibility exercises.
  5. Identify and demonstrate at least one strength exercise for every major muscle group.
  6. Explain ACSM and AHA recommendations for cardiovascular exercise.

Cost of the Personal Trainer Certification

$749 (includes fees for practicum at health club)

Course Withdrawals/Refunds

The Office of Personal Development (OPD) reserves the right to cancel any noncredit course, in which case registration fees are fully refunded. If it becomes necessary for OPD to cancel the course, you will be notified by email or phone. It is important that we have your current contact information.

If you request to withdraw from a course prior to the course start time, you will receive a refund minus an administrative fee of $35. Requests for withdrawals, refunds or transfers must be in writing. Submit requests via email to or fax to: (210) 832-2135. No refunds will be issued after course start date.


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W.I.T.S. is an approved CEU provider for the following organizations; the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and the certification test for the GI Bill. The American Council on Education (ACE) has also recommended 3 undergraduate academic credits for this course. For more information on receiving ACE credit, see the W.I.T.S. website.

New School Name

Introducing School of Professional Studies (SPS)

Updates to the ADCaP website, literature, and University publications will reflect the new name soon.

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Information Session

Save the Date!

Attend a 1-hour Info Session on Thurs., Nov. 17 at either Noon (9729 Datapoint) or
6 p.m. (UIW Grossman ICC).

Reserve your seat

Apply for Spring I

SPS Spring I term starts
January 7, 2017
Application deadline is Jan. 1

Email us to get started or apply today!

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