Recreation & Fitness Certifications

OCCC students can take advantage of the many certification courses offered through OCCC Recreation & Fitness. Visit the Recreation & Fitness office or Wellness Center desk for registration details for all certifications.


World Instructor Training School (W.I.T.S)Trainer

This 6-week Personal Trainer Certification Course allows students to learn and practice personal training essentials to help instruct clients to be their best with the lifestyle changes they need. W.I.T.S. rejects the fitness industry’s traditional problematic home study and weekend crash certifications. The course covers topics including biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage and health assessment. W.I.T.S. is the only major certifying agency in the country providing comprehensive practical training and internship components.Textbook is required and not included in course fees.

Course Fee: $549

Text Book $93.97 (Call 888.330.9487 to order)


Sport Official CertificationOfficial

OSSAA certification for basketball, baseball and volleyball are offered through the OCCC Recreation & Fitness department. Opportunities to officiate student and youth sports leagues are offered as well.

$35 per sport certification

THE CHALLENGE of officiating can provide some great personal rewards. As an official you must make instantaneous decisions, resolve conflicts and deal with stress and pressure. You are in a position to be a positive role model around children and young adults.

2014 Certification Dates:


Training Meetings: January 27th – February 24, 2014

Day & Time: Mondays – 6:30PM to 8:30PM

Volleyball - Summer

Training Meetings: TBA

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Basketball – Fall

Training Meetings: TBA

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