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    Certified Personal Fitness Trainer

    This program is designed for any individual who has zero experience in fitness training but wants to become a professional personal fitness trainer. However, people who do have experience in fitness training can use this program to prepare themselves for the ACSM certification. In this multimedia-rich program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of the following topics. • Exercise physiology • Anatomy • Biomechanics • Nutrition • Motor learning That is not the full extent of this interactive program.

    Program Name

    Certified Personal Fitness Trainer

    Program Code

    WE-HF-77001

    Website Short Description

    This program is designed for any individual who has zero experience in fitness training but wants to become a professional personal fitness trainer. However, people who do have experience in fitness training can use this program to prepare themselves for the ACSM certification.
    In this multimedia-rich program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of the following topics.
    • Exercise physiology
    • Anatomy
    • Biomechanics
    • Nutrition
    • Motor learning
    That is not the full extent of this interactive program. You will also learn how to:
    • assess a client’s strength, risk, and flexibility
    • establish goals for them
    • develop training programs for cardiorespiratory, resistance, and flexibility
    With this program, you can become a professional personal fitness trainer, and, thus, put your knowledge on physiology, fitness, kinesiology, cardiology, epidemiology, and pulmonary medicine to good use.
    If you want to be successful in this field, you cannot rely on the skills and knowledge required of trainers only. That is why this program includes detailed instructions on how you can start a personal fitness business of your own. Also, this program incorporates the Co-Active Coaching Model, which will help develop communication and relationship-building skills.
    You’ll also receive an exam voucher and preparation book for the Certified Personal Trainer certification by ACSM. You can also request for an alternative certification track through NASM or ACE.

    Duration

    12 months

    Hours

    780

    Language

    English

    Prerequisites

    There are no specific prerequisites for this course.

    Outline

    Level 1
    Module 1-Introduction to the Field and Profession of Personal Training
    • The Fitness Industry: An Overview of the Landscape
    • Personal Trainer’s Scope of Practice
    • The Backgrounds of Personal Trainers
    • Establishing a Solid Knowledge Base
    • Professional Work Environments
    • Ethics and Professional Conduct
    • Client Expectations of a Personal Trainer
    • Where Do I Start My Career?
    • Rewarding Career Paths
    • Continuing Education and Career Development

    Module 2-Anatomy, Kinesiology and Biomechanical Principles
    • Body Position
    • Joint Movement
    • Musculoskeletal Anatomy
    • Joint Anatomy
    • Mechanical Laws of Motion
    • Vector Quantities
    • Power for Rotational Movements
    • Muscular Anatomy and Force
    • Biometrics of Selected Physical Activities

    Module 3-Exercise Physiology and Nutrition
    • Systems of the Body
    • Acute Responses
    • Energy Systems
    • Oxygen Requirement
    • Nutritional Concepts
    • Vitamins and Minerals
    • Hydration
    • Special Food Conditions
    • Understanding a Food Label

    Module 4-Behavior Change and Client Focus
    • Challenges of Behavior Changes
    • Transtheoretical Model (TTM)
    • Health Belief Model
    • Theory of Planned Behavior
    • Social Cognitive Theory
    • Goal Setting Theory
    • Helping Clients Stay Active
    • Self-Efficacy
    • Motivation
    • Increase Adherence

    Module 5-Coaching and Initial Client Consultation
    • Coaching Techniques
    • Active Listening
    • Developing Rapport
    • The 5 As Model of Behavior Change Counseling
    • Methods of Communication
    • Successful Client Relations
    • Relationship Marketing
    • Power of Nonverbal Communication
    • Generating Clients
    • Components of the Consultation
    • Client Communication

    Module 6-Screening and Fitness Assessments
    • The Screening Process
    • Risk Categories
    • Exercise Testing
    • Medical Clearance and Referral
    • Sequence of Assessments
    • Heart Rate
    • Blood Pressure
    • Body Composition
    • CRF Assessment
    • Muscular Strength Assessment

    Module 7-Program Design and Resistance Training Programs
    • Physiological Benefits of an Exercise Program
    • Muscular Fitness
    • Intensity, Time, and Duration
    • Flexibility
    • Anatomy of an Exercise Session
    • General Resistance Training Principles
    • Program Design Process
    • Resistance Training Modalities
    • Needs Analysis
    • Resistance Exercises

    Module 8-Cardiorespiratory and Flexibility Programs
    • General Training Principles
    • Cardiovascular Endurance
    • Benefits and Risk of Flexibility Training
    • Evaluating Flexibility
    • Three Types of Stretching
    • Static and Dynamic
    • Rationale for Flexibility Training
    • Flexibility Development Program

    Module 9-Functional Movement Assessments and Session Components
    • Sensorimotor Control
    • Mediators of Proprioception, Mobility, and Stability
    • Neutral Position
    • Assessment and Prescription
    • Optimal Client Care and Customer Service
    • Appropriate Sequencing
    • Education and Motivation

    Module 10-Program Options and Special Populations
    • Advanced Training Status
    • Advanced Program Design
    • Programming for Children
    • Programming for Older Adults
    • Resistance Training Guidelines for Older Adults
    • Balance Exercises
    • Programming for Clients with CVD
    • Programming during Pregnancy and Postpartum
    • Programming for Clients with Diabetes
    • Programming for Obese Clients

    Module 11-Business Planning and Legal Issues
    • Personal Trainer’s Position
    • Business Success
    • Training and Empowering Personal Trainers
    • Fitness Management
    • Starting a Business
    • Administration
    • Effectively Minimizing Risk
    • Scope of Practice and Professional Collaboration
    • Comprehensive Risk Management Program

    Level 2
    Module 1-Physical Activity and Preexercise Evaluation
    • Physical Activity and Fitness Terminology
    • Public Health Perspectives
    • Sedentary Behavior and Health
    • Health Benefits of Improving Muscular Fitness
    • Exercise-Related Cardiac Events in Adults
    • Preparticipation Health Screening
    • Screening Algorithm
    • Medical Fitness Facilities
    • Preexercise Evaluation
    • Physical Examination and Laboratory Tests

    Module 2-Health-Related Physical Fitness Testing and Interpretation
    • Purposes of Health-Related Physical Fitness Testing
    • Basic Principles and Guidelines
    • Measurement of Resting Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
    • Body Composition
    • Cardiorespiratory Fitness
    • Muscular Fitness
    • Flexibility

    Module 3-Clinical Exercise Testing and Interpretation
    • Indications for a Clinical Exercise Test
    • Conducting the Clinical Exercise Test
    • Monitoring and Test Termination
    • Heart Rate Response
    • Electrocardiogram
    • Exercise Capacity
    • Interpreting the Clinical Exercise Test
    • Diagnostic Value of Exercise Testing for the Detection of Ischemic Heart Disease
    • Clinical Exercise Tests with Imaging
    • Field Walking Tests

    Module 4-General Principles of Exercise Population
    • Principles of Exercise Prescription
    • Components of the Exercise Training Session
    • Aerobic Exercise
    • Muscular Fitness
    • Flexibility Exercise (Stretching)
    • Neuromotor Exercise
    • Sedentary Behavior and Brief Activity Breaks
    • Exercise Program Supervision

    Module 5-Exercise Prescription for Healthy Populations with Special Considerations
    • Child and Adolescents
    • Low Back Pain
    • Older Adults
    • Pregnancy
    • Exercise Testing
    • Exercise Prescription
    • Special Considerations

    Module 6-Environmental Considerations for Exercise Prescription
    • Exercise in High-Altitude Environments
    • Medical Considerations
    • Rapid Ascent
    • Exercise in Cold Environments
    • Clothing Considerations
    • Cold Injuries
    • Exercise in Hot Environments
    • Exertional Heat Illnesses

    Module 7-Exercise for Cardiac, Peripheral, Cerebrovascular, and Pulmonary Disease
    • Cardiac Diseases
    • Inpatient and Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs
    • Patients with Heart Failure
    • Exercise Prescription for Patients with a Cerebrovascular Accident (Stroke)
    • Exercise Training for Return to Work
    • Pulmonary Diseases
    • Asthma
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    Module 8-Exercise for Metabolic Disease and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors
    • Diabetes Mellitus
    • Benefits of Regular Physical Activity for Diabetes
    • Dyslipidemia
    • Hypertension
    • Metabolic Syndrome
    • Overweight and Obesity
    • Bariatric Surgery

    Module 9-Populations with Other Chronic Diseases and Health Conditions
    • Arthritis
    • Cancer
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Human Immunodeficiency Virus
    • Intellectual Disability and Down Syndrome
    • Kidney Disease
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Parkinson Disease
    • Spinal Cord Injury

    Module 10-Behavioral Theories and Strategies for Promoting Exercise
    • Exercise Prescription
    • Theoretical Foundations for Understanding Exercise Behavior
    • Decreasing Barriers to Physical Activity
    • Cognitive and Behavioral Strategies for Increasing Physical Activity Behavior
    • Exercise Adoption and Adherence
    • Special Populations

    Audience

    Do you want to impact others by empowering them to learn, practice, and live out a healthier lifestyle? Personal Fitness Trainers develop and implement personalized exercise programs for individuals across a diverse set of health and fitness backgrounds, from professional athletes to individuals only recently cleared to exercise. This complete program is ideal for individuals that have no previous training or experience as a trainer or for those individuals with experience that are looking to advance their career by obtaining the ACSM certification.

    Certification

    ACSM Certified Personal Trainers® are fitness professionals who develop and implement personalized exercise programs for individuals across a diverse set of health and fitness backgrounds, from professional athletes to individuals only recently cleared to exercise.
    Becoming an ACSM CPT means that you’ll have the practical and scientific knowledge to work in a variety of facilities, including health clubs, gyms, university, corporate, and community or public fitness centers, and positions ranging from freelance to full-time and beyond. ACSM Certified Personal Trainers® are respected across the industry as high-achieving, knowledgeable professionals who represent the gold standard of health fitness certifications, no matter where their career takes them.
    ACSM Certified Personal Trainers® are motivated fitness leaders, backed by knowledge and abilities that set the standard for the industry.
    Qualifications and Requirements for Certification:
    18 Years of Age or Older
    High School Diploma or the Equivalent
    Adult CPR/AED Certification
    Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.

    Instructor Description

    Though this program is a self-paced program it is supported by an educational mentor. Educational mentors are subject matter experts who have years of experience in their field as well as the necessary educational training and credentials to work as an expert. The mentor is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Mentors also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. In eLearning, motivation is a key tool to success. Because of this, mentors provide encouraging comments, feedback, and coaching to motivate learners throughout the duration of the program to support completion and success!

    Required Materials

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

    Internet Connection
    • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
    Hardware Requirements
    • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
    • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

    Software Requirements
    • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
    • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
    • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
    • Adobe PDF Reader

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