SCSU together with it's partner, World Instructor Training Schools (WITS), is excited to offer Personal Fitness Trainer Certification. You can become certified as a personal fitness trainer and be part of one of the hottest jobs in the U.S. The Department of Labor states there is a 29% shortage of Health and Fitness Professionals.
Our program is unique because it requires a 30-hour internship!
Why have an internship requirement? Click the links below to see the benefits.
Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED.
CPR / AED Certification is not required to take the course but must be completed before the SCSU/WITS certificate can be awarded.
Adult CPR/AED can be provided by St. Cloud State University's Campus Recreation department. Class is scheduled for Saturday, October 25 from 8:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Upon completion you will become a WITS Certified Personal Trainer.
Online Orientation - click here to learn more about this program
Facilitator: Rebecca Litchy-Pierskalla
Program Flyer (PDF)
When: Saturdays, October 11 - November 22, 2014
(no class October 25 = CPR-AED training)
October 11, 2014 registration - click link to register
February 7 - March 21, 2015 - Click link to register
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Classroom Portion: 9:00 a.m. - noon
355 Fifth Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Note: FREE, convenient parking!
Practical Portion: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
305 Fifth Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
If you have any questions, concerns, or need to order the textbook please feel free to contact me.
Textbook - $93.97 call 888.330.9487 to order
Adult CPR/AED is provided by St. Cloud State University's Campus Recreation department. Class is scheduled for Saturday, October 25 from 8:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Early Bird - Class only: $699 by Friday, September 26, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
Regular Cost - Class only: $735 by Friday, October 3, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
Early Bird with CPR/AED: $774 by Friday, September 26, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
Regular Cost with CPR/AED: $810 by Friday, October 3, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 3, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
Note - online registration - credit card payments
* For Windows 8 users, please be aware there are two versions of Internet Explorer on your device - Metro and Desktop. To use our registration site, you must use the Desktop version of Internet Explorer, and not the Metro version. To start the Desktop version, click on or touch the Desktop tile on the Start screen. Then you will see the Internet Explorer icon in the task bar. This is the Desktop version which should be used for registration. If you are in Internet Explorer and the URL address is at the bottom of the screen, you are in the Metro version, should close it and open the desktop version following the instructions above.
If online registration isn't an option for you please call SCSU at 320-308-4723 or 320-308-4962; you'll be asked to fill out the registration form below and pay by check or credit card.
Registration form (PDF) paper registration for check or purchase order payments
If you'd like to spread your payments over 3 months you can consider using our payment plan...
Payment Plan - once you have completed this process please fill out the registration form above.
A textbook is required to be purchased prior to the start of class. Textbook cost including tax / shipping / handling = $93.97 (e book $42.00). Students may order through WITS at (888) 330-9487 or online at www.witseducation.com.
We are running a special promotion this semester for those of you that attend the Orientation. If you register this semester you will be eligible for a free W.I.T.S Online Business Course (195.00 Value) to begin once you complete the Personal Trainer Certification Course.
Never leave your home and get the most comprehensive information on one of the hottest jobs. Fortune magazine and ABC news have targeted this industry as one to thrive in. The pay for a national fitness trainers average $34 an hour. Meet one of our veteran teachers. She can paint you a clear picture of what to expect in the course and what great rewards await you. This online orientation is a great way to enjoy the fact finding mission while enjoying the comfort of your home. You will be able to ask questions and participate in a live chat with our instructor.
Please register for online orientation:
Personal Training as a SUPER Career Orientation on Oct 2, 2014
11:00 AM CT at: http://bit.ly/1hKMDgk
Personal Training as a SUPER Career Orientation on Jan 21, 2015
11:00 AM CT at: http://bit.ly/1kI3zEK
Personal Training as a SUPER Career Orientation on Feb 11, 2015
3:00 PM CT at: http://bit.ly/1gGmA9J
Personal Training as a SUPER Career Orientation Mar 4, 2015
11:00 AM CT at: http://bit.ly/1nDyQNH
To learn more about our partner, World Instructor Training Schools (WITS),. click on the image below: