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MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016


Now accepting registrtations for the August session!

Earn a Diploma and 4 Certifications

in only 4 months at 

Arizona's ONLY Personal Training School!

 The School of Exercise, Training & Science (SETS) provides an extensive 300 hour Personal Trainer program designed for building bodies of knowledge. Our State approved, comprehensive program will give you the skills you need to become a   NSCA Certified Personal Trainer.  Our curriculum covers areas such as anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, exercise technique, personal training principles and guidelines, client consultation and assessment, exercise psychology, nutrition and weight management, and business planning and management.

Now is the time for you to take your place among the top professionals profiting from this extraordinary growth.  Gain the knowledge and competencies to command top salaries working at health clubs, fitness centers, healthcare offices, community center fitness facilities, spas and resorts, or even in your own personal training studio!


LICENSED & APPROVED by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education

APPROVED for Veterans Benefits / GI Bill / Post 9/11 GI Bill

APPROVED for Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation Training

APPROVED for Arizona Workforce Training

APPROVED My CAA - Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts

6, 8, & 10 month payment plans are available 

Flexible interest free payment plans are available

FREE Job Placement assistance to all graduates

FREE ongoing support to all graduates

Convenient Day class available


Mission Statement

The School of Exercise, Training & Science (SETS) is committed to providing a vastly comprehensive education to each student, entrusting their learning to highly qualified faculty, presenting the most up to date and pertinent curriculum.  SETS strives to enable its students with the specialized training needed to enter the workforce and contribute to the community as a NSCA Certified Personal Trainers of the highest caliber.


David A. Shipitofsky DC, BS, NSCA-CPTDirector/ Lead Instructor

David received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration / Marketing from Monmouth College in West Long Branch, New Jersey.  After earning his degree he became a Manager and Fitness Instructor for Jack Lalanne Health Spa / Bally’s Total Fitness.  While attending New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) in Seneca Falls, New York, David received his Doctorate in Chiropractic.  During his studies, he was a teaching assistant in Motion Palpation and Biomechanics at NYCC and served as both the Coordinator and Instructor for the Neuromusculoskeletal Institute; an organization specialized in teaching Biomechanical Assessment, and Specific Spinal Manipulation.  He is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Personal Trainer.   David is now semi-retired after years in practice and is now utilizing his knowledge to serve the health and fitness industry.  Previously, David has served as both Director and Lead Instructor for the National Personal Training Institute of Phoenix.

Job Placement Assistance / Graduate Services

Our commitment to you doesn’t end upon graduation.  While we are unable to guarantee employment or compensation levels, we offer all graduates continued support in job placement and career development.  As we maintain contact with potential employers, every effort will be made to help graduates find suitable employment.  If any graduate needs assistance of any kind, we’re just a call or email away.


Our comprehensive, state approved 300 hour program is to train students in the art and science of Personal Training.  Personal Trainers require knowledge and expertise in the areas of exercise and fitness, anatomy and physiology, weight management, and healthy lifestyles. A Personal Trainer’s role is to advise clients on appropriate and proper exercise techniques, weight loss/gain and weight maintenance options, and how to adopt healthier lifestyles.  The knowledge and skills acquired by SETS students will enable them to design and implement safe and effective training programs specific to each client, which includes exercise, fitness and nutritional consultation.

You will be exposed to both 180 hours of extensive classroom lectures, as well as 120 hours of practical, hands-on instruction in our own fitness center, under the supervision of our experienced staff.

Following successful completion of the SETS 300 hour program you’ll be awarded a Diploma as a Personal Trainer, and you’ll be certified in CPR, AED and First Aid!  

SETS prepares you for the national certification examination through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).  The NSCA’s credentials will really set you apart in the fitness industry.


The cost of the 300 Hour Personal Training Program is only $5200.00 

– this includes the registration fee, gym fee, textbooks and of course, tuition!

The 300 Hour Personal Training Program is payable 5 ways:

1) Payment in full due at Orientation

2) Half Payments

- first at Orientation, second 2 months later- Interest free!

3) Interest free & flexible payment schedules are available:

- $75.00 deposit to secure seat

- $1125.00 (minimum due at Orientation)

- 4 payments of $1000.00 due on the 15th of each month. All Interest free!


For more information on our 6, 8, 10 month payment plans option, please call!


Are you eligible for…

4) Veterans benefits   POST 9/11 GI BILL / Montgomery GI BILL       ** Please call for further information

-under the GI Bill or Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation Training? SETS is an approved program!  Contact your local VA office to start the process and be on your way to an exciting career as a Certified Personal Trainer!

5) My CAA Benefits

- The Department of Defense (DoD) has been given authority to assist Military Spouses of Active Duty, activated National Guard, and activated Reserve through Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts—MyCAA.

6) Arizona Workforce Training

- SETS is an Eligible Training Provider!  Contact the Arizona Workforce Connection’s One-Stop Center to find out how to participate.



The cost of the 180 Hour Personal Training Program is only $3400.00

- this includes the registration fee, textbooks and of course, tuition! 

 The 180 Hour Personal Training Program is payable 3 ways:

1) Payment in full due at Orientation

2) Half Payments

- first at Orientation, second 2 months later- Interest free!

3) Interest free & flexible payment schedule is available:

- $75.00 deposit to secure seat

- $1325.00 (minimum due at Orientation)

- 4 payments of $500.00 due on the 15th of each month. All Interest free!


Requirements for the Personal Training Program

Applicants must:

be at least 18 years of age, and provide proof of such be a US citizen or have a green card provide a high school diploma, transcript, or GED provide a medical release from a physician showing student is physically able to participate in the program


Affirmative action

The School of Exercise, Training & Science does not discriminate against any applicant by race, gender, age or physical disability in accordance with federal and state guidelines

Apply online

Click here for online registration form You can apply online if you are 18 years old or older and the credit card is issued in your name.    Upon receipt of your registration we will contact you to confirm receipt of your registration and answer any questions.


Apply by Mail

Fill in online registration, print out and mail to:


             School of Exercise, Training & Science

             13832 N. 32nd Street,  Suite A104

             Phoenix, AZ 85032


             Be sure to include $75.00 deposit to secure your seat


Upon receipt of your registration we will contact you to confirm receipt of your registration and answer any questions.


Apply in Person

Call 602-509-5018 to set up a convenient time for an appointment.


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Thank you for providing us with this information so that we may contact you. We take your right to privacy seriously and will protect your personal information and keep it confidential. Under no circumstance will SETS sell, trade, or give away, any personal information you provided to us via this site.

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