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Upcoming Class Dates:

UIW Northwest Center
Saturdays: New Dates 2018
9 am - 4 pm

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

Practical Labs held at:
Gold's Gym Crossroads
100 Crossroads Blvd.
Balcones Heights, TX 78201

UIW Northeast Center
Saturdays: February 10 - March 24, 2018
No class March 17, 2018
9 am - 4 pm

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

Practical Labs held at:
LA Fitness
17138 Bulverde Rd
San Antonio, TX 78247

W.I.T.S. FAQ's

W.I.T.S. Syllabus

Online Orientation Webinar
Feb. 1, 2018 11:00 AM 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.

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Personal Trainer Certification in San Antonio, Texas

This challenging course is for candidates wanting LIVE instruction with in-depth, hands-on practical labs to master the career skills & knowledge.  Our veteran teachers share all the do’s and don’ts in working with clients.

Program Summary:

  • 15 hours of lecture- key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and health assessment
  • 15 hours of hands-on practical training labs with role play assessing clients, programming, performing proper exercises, presentation skills and more
  • Additional 2ND Certification Option – Complete the 30 hour internship and receive the advanced Level 2 certification. 
  • Show a current CPR/AED card to demonstrate your emergency readiness.

This challenging course is taught in eight weeks for better retention and skill competency. Textbook is required (e book format available) and not included in course fees. Call 888-330-9487 to order the text and start reading immediately. Additional information is available at     

Certification Information:
Level 1 - Nationally Certified Personal Trainer: For candidates who are prepared to sit for the written and practical exam only. 
Level 2 - Nationally Certified Personal Trainer: Successfully complete your Level 1 exams and finish the 30 hour internship.

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 sit for the exams.

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.

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