Interested in learning more about Fitness and do you want to kick-start a career in the Fitness Industry? Become a Certified Personal Trainer with World Instructor Training School (W.I.T.S.) and Carleton Athletics. Take on a career that you can be proud of!

This is a great opportunity to enter the Fitness Industry and begin earning income while pursuing your passion in fitness and health.  Enjoy the benefits of a flexible schedule and learn from industry experts through online modules and intensive hands-on practical training.  Finish your certification with a 30hour internship that will help you exceed the industry standard.

Course Includes

  • 16 hours of online theory lectures and 16 hours of in-class “hands on” practical training labs
  • Written and practical exams. (Students are required to achieve a minimum of 72% on the written exam and a minimum of 80% on the practical exam.)

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Course Fees

Note: does not include course textbook and liability insurance

Course Type Student Adult
Hybrid $425 + HST $465 + HST

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Certification Courses Spring 2019

Course Type Start Date End Date Practical In-Class Session Written Exam Date
Fall Hybrid Monday, October 7, 2019 November 17, 2019 Saturday, November 16 & Sunday, November 17, 2019 (9am – 5pm) Saturday, November 23, 2019 (9am to 12pm)
Winter Hybrid Monday, February 10, 2020 March 22, 2020 Saturday, March 21 & Sunday, March 22, 2020 (9am to 5pm) Saturday, March 28, 2020 (9am to 12pm)

Hybrid courses include 6-Weeks of online lectures and a 2-day intensive practical at the end of the 6-weeks.  Hands on intensive practical will be held in the High Performance Centre at Carleton Athletics.

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Accreditation & Approval of W.I.T.S.

  • W.I.T.S. certification course now accepted by most CanFitPro clubs.
  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • International Association of Continuing Education & Training (IACET)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association – accepted as 6 CEUs
  • National (American) Certification Board of Massage Therapy & Body Work – accepted as 15 CE hours

Additional Services

  • Practical Exam reviews will be made available the week after the written exam.
  • If a participant fails to meet the minimum standards to pass either the written or practical portion of the exam an option to re-take the exam will be made available. A $80 Fee is required.

Refund Policy

Once the course is activated there are no refunds. Once started and you cannot commit to the course you do have 12-months to complete it.


For additional questions please contact Marta Wein at or at 613-520-2600 ext.8458

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