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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

    280

    Language

    English

    Prerequisites

    There are no specific prerequisites for this course.

    Outline

    Course 1- Nutrition
    Lesson 1: Nutrition Defined
    • What Is Nutrition?
    • Tools for Healthy Eating
    • Digestion, Absorption, and Transport
    • Carbohydrates
    • Lipids
    • Proteins
    • Alcohol
    Lesson 2: Vitamins and Minerals
    • Energy Metabolism
    • Fat-Soluble Vitamins
    • Water-Soluble Vitamins
    • Water
    • Major Minerals
    • Trace Minerals
    • Energy Balance and Body Composition
    Lesson 3: Life Cycle
    • Weight Management
    • Nutrition and Fitness
    • Life Cycle Nutrition: Pregnancy Through Infancy
    • Life Cycle Nutrition: Toddlers Through Adolescence
    • Life Cycle Nutrition: Older Adults
    • Food Safety, Technology, and Sustainability
    • Global Nutrition and Malnutrition

    Course 2- Fitness and Wellness
    Lesson 1: Wellness Basics
    • Physical Fitness and Wellness
    • Behavior Modification
    • Nutrition for Wellness
    • Body Composition
    • Weight Management
    Lesson 2: Fitness Fundamentals
    • Cardiorespiratory Endurance
    • Muscular Fitness
    • Muscular Flexibility
    • Personal Fitness Programming
    • Stress Assessment and Management Techniques
    Lesson 3: Disease and Behavior
    • Preventing Cardiovascular Disease
    • Cancer Prevention
    • Addictive Behavior
    • Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections
    • Lifetime Fitness and Wellness

    Course 3- Coaching
    Lesson 1: Co-Active Basics
    • Co-Active Fundamentals
    • Co-Active Contexts
    Lesson 2: Principles
    • Co-Active Principles
    • Integration and Vision

    Course 4- Cert Exam Prep
    Lesson 1: ACE Exam
    • Domain 1: Interviews and Assessments
    • Domain 2: Program Design and Implementation
    • Domain 3: Program Modification and Progression
    • Domain 4: Professional Conduct, Safety, & Risk
    Lesson 2: ACSM Exam
    • Domain 1: Initial Client Consultation and Assessment
    • Domain 2: Exercise Programming and Implementation
    • Domain 3: Exercise Leadership and Client Education
    • Domain 4: Legal and Professional Responsibilities
    Lesson 3: NASM Exam
    • Domain 1: Basic and Applied Sciences and Nutritional Concepts
    • Domain 2: Assessment
    • Domain 3: Program Design
    • Domain 4: Exercise Technique and Training Instruction
    • Domain 5: Client Relations and Behavioral Coaching
    • Domain 6: Professional Development and Responsibility

    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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