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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


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.

Saturdays, 6/1/2024 in-person, 6/8/2024 synchronous online, TBD - UR Campus
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.

Summer 2024 - Session dates June 8 - July 13. Virtual Lectures, Saturdays 9am-12 noon EST and practical labs in gym facility, 1pm - 4pm EST. BYE study weekend - July 6th. National Exam Date: July 20th.
Discover the art of mindful professionalism in our six-week "The Mindful Professional: Transforming Your Career with Presence" course, tailor-made for busy working professionals. Unwind and rejuvenate during 90-minute weekly sessions as you explore how mindfulness can revolutionize your career. From stress reduction and improved work-life balance to finding purpose in your work, enhancing communication, and fueling your professional education, this course covers it all through a hands-on introduction to meditation practices. Join us to unlock the potential of a rested, meaningful, and mindful approach to your professional life. Enroll today for a transformative journey toward a brighter professional future.

Every week on Monday, starting on 03/18/24 and ending on 04/22/24, TBD - UR Campus
This course examines how one can become a more creative person. By stimulating creativity through various techniques (mind-mapping, DO-IT, SCAMPER, right and left brain thinking) participants learn to tap into their personal creativity and apply it to organizational challenges.

Open enrollment, enroll anytime.