a live higher learning, real life interactive program that teaches fitness enthusiasts from the ground up to work in the field.
(PRWEB) October 17, 2008
Renowned provider of fitness and nutrition education certification courses World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) has expanded the accreditation attached to its coursework. W.I.T.S. courses are approved as college credits towards a degree.
Founder Jay Del Vecchio describes W.I.T.S. courses as "a live higher learning, real life interactive program that teaches fitness enthusiasts from the ground up to work in the field." Unlike other courses that promise to teach students how to become a personal trainer in a weekend (or even an afternoon), a W.I.T.S. course is a six week, 50 hour program. There is no better personal trainer certification available. During his time as a fitness club owner, Del Vecchio was constantly frustrated by the lack of truly qualified trainers, despite the personal training credentials on their resumes.
Del Vecchio set out to create a course that truly taught students how to become a personal trainer. The result is the W.I.T.S. coursework. "Our show, tell, and do approach with hands on practical labs makes it easy to work with clients in the real world," said Del Vecchio. World Instructor Training Schools fitness and nutrition education courses are recognized by top organizations in the industry including the American Association of Community Colleges, the American Council on Education, the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers, the International Association for Continuing Education and Training, the National Board for Fitness Examiners, and the IDEA-PFT Recognition Program.
Certifications available include Personal Trainer, Fitness Management, Group Exercise, Senior Fitness, Aqua Fitness Instructor and Children's Fitness Specialist. W.I.T.S. graduates can look forward to solid careers after they complete their personal fitness training education because the US Labor Board predicts that there will be a 40% shortage in the number of trainers needed by consumers by the year 2012. W.I.T.S. certificate holders will be in the highly desirable position, if these predictions are correct, of being in a high demand occupation. A unique feature is that W.I.T.S. partners not just with higher educational institutions for the college program, but also employers, providing them with graduate lists, and creating internship opportunities for W.I.T.S. students.
To learn more about World Instructor Training Schools and its coursework, please visit WITSEducation.com.
About World Instructor Training Schools:
Jay Del Vecchio founded World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) in response to personal frustration. As a health club owner, he found that applicants for personal trainer positions with "national" and "international" certifications often had an incomplete education. He began offering regional certifications in the Virginia area in 1989 and in 1993 launched the World Instructor Training Schools, the only 6 week, 50-hour course of its kind in the industry. The company's goal is not to show students how to become a personal trainer on paper, but to train truly effective and competent professionals through hands on, practical coursework.