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Upcoming Class Dates:

UIW Northwest Center
Saturdays: New Dates Coming 2016

9729 Datapoint Dr, Suite 100
San Antonio, TX 78229
Telephone: (210) 614-6278

UIW Northeast Center
Saturdays: March 5, 2016 - May 7, 2016
9 am - 2 pm

Class will not be held on March 26, 2016

6909 N. Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78247
Telephone: (210) 805-3045

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

Jan. 13, 2016 3:00 PM CST
Feb. 3, 2016 11:00 AM CST
March 2, 2016 3:00 PM CST
April 6, 2016 11:00 AM CST

Practical Labs held at:

Gold's Gym
100 Crossroads Blvd.
San Antonio TX 78250

Title: Fitness Professional's Handbook - 6th Edition

Retail Price: $93.97 (includes tax + shipping)

Personal Trainer Certification

The School of Extended 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.

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 and Professional Development (OPPD) reserves the right to cancel any noncredit course, in which case registration fees are fully refunded. If it becomes necessary for OPPD 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 Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers (BOC), the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), Veterans Training and Education, the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). The American Council on Education (ACE) has 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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ADCaP Spring I term starts
January 9, 2016
Application deadline is Jan. 3

Email us for details on how you can start your degree now or apply today

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