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Personal Wellness

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies offers periodic classes and programs that focus on health and healthy living for personal enrichment or professional skill enhancement.

Our classes and programs cover topics including meditation and mindfulness, memory skills, nutrition, first aid, and emergency first-responder skills.

Personal Fitness Trainer Certification

The Personal Fitness Trainer Certification program, accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), provides coursework toward becoming a Certified Personal Trainer. The program is approved for massage therapists, occupational therapists and athletic trainers for recertification hours. Additional certifications through W.I.T.S. are now available:

  • Group Fitness
  • Lifestyle Wellness
  • Senior Fitness

Create stackable credentials for your career with these nationally accredited programs.

Upcoming Courses


Get all the information you need to start an exciting fitness career & become a Certified Personal Trainer. Turn your fitness passion into a profession with the only in-person hands-on practical skill labs in the industry.

FALL 2023 - Session dates October 7 - November 4, 2023. Virtual Lectures, Saturdays 9am-12 noon EST and practical labs in gym facility, 1pm - 4pm EST. BYE study weekend - November 11. National Exam Date: November 18.
This online course is designed for those who may be new to meditation or those who would like to enhance their overall meditation skills. Learn to better manage the stresses that come into your everyday life and also move beyond any blocks that keep you stuck in old patterns of thinking and behavior.

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Become a certified Nutrition Specialist through the American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists. This course is designed to educate individuals in the science of nutrition and its role in health and weight management and to provide the necessary tools to build a solid foundation for sound nutrition practice. This certification is a great addition to the portfolio of any current or aspiring health and wellness professional.

All day on 08/26/23, HDC, Richmond Room B09
Peer Recovery Specialists (PRS) are a rapidly expanding workforce who work with individuals, families, and communities seeking to understand and overcome challenges in three areas: Substance Use Disorders & Addiction, Mental Illness, and as Family Support Partners. Empowered through their own "lived experience," PRS's offer an accessible, nonclinical perspective, person-centered approach, and positive, hopeful voice of support in the midst of complex behavioral and mental health challenges. As valued team members, PRS Professionals may work in treatment centers, schools, drug courts and other criminal justice settings, hospital emergency departments, child welfare agencies, homeless shelters, and behavioral health and primary care settings.

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