Upon completion of this course, students will be proficient in:
• Current trends in the field of personal training
• Biomechanics and nutritional needs for fitness
• Coaching and behavior modification theory
• The steps for an initial client screening and exercise program development
• Principles for starting your own business and how to address legal issues
• Principles of physiology, nutrition and body composition
• The steps to perform a health screening and fitness assessment tests and procedures
• Basics of exercise prescription for chronic diseases, such as pulmonary or cardiorespiratory disease
• Benefits and risks of regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight
• Factors to consider when forming an exercise prescription for patients and specific populations
Price: $3,995.00

    This program, offered by our accredited school partners, consists of the following 8 parts:

    Personal Fitness Trainer – Level 1 contains essential information for students interested in a career as a personal trainer. This course provides an introduction to the profession along with coverage of exercise physiology, biomechanics, anatomy, motor learning, and nutrition. In this Personal Fitness Trainer – Level 1 course you will learn how to establish goals for clients and assess strength, flexibility, and risk as well as develop resistance, cardiorespiratory and flexibility training programs. Learn to be a Personal Trainer and change people’s lives!
    Prerequisite(s): None

    Personal Fitness Trainer - Level 2 prepares you to take the ACSM's certification exam. This course elaborates on all major aspects of preventative rehabilitation and fitness programs. We provide students with the information necessary to address the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) set forth by ACSM. The contributions of experts in the field are featured, showcasing their expertise in physiology, kinesiology, fitness, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, and epidemiology. The content of this course comprises both theoretical and practical physiological concepts, with related examples of exercise testing, training, and programming.
    Prerequisite: Personal Fitness Trainer - Level 1

    Start Your Own Personal Training Business
    Have you ever dreamed of starting your own Personal Training business? As people of all ages become more aware of the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, personal trainers are in high demand. As a personal trainer you have the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives by tailoring your exercise and healthy living training to each individual client. Whether your goal is to provide fitness assessments, individual exercise programs, or train in small or large groups, you will learn how to combine your love of fitness with your entrepreneurial spirit to create a comprehensive business plan for your company.

    Coaching: Transforming Business and Personal Lives
    The coaching profession continues to evolve as a skill set and communication form that can be applied to many situations at work and in life. With the coaching profession on the rise it is important that coaches are trained in the most up-to-date methods of coaching their clients. This course uses the Co-Active Coaching Model to help you develop your skills in communication, relationships, and coaching to achieve transformational change in others. This course is based on humanistic and transpersonal psychological principles. You will discover the skills and tools you need to create an ideal coaching environment to bring fulfillment and balance to those you coach.

    CPR Refresher
    Many accidents and injuries can occur in the workplace. Having a workplace first-aid program that includes training workers on how to give Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) minimizes these risks by giving the injured or sick person some basic treatment until professional emergency medical service personnel can arrive. This course IS NOT designed to be a primary or introductory lesson on CPR; rather it is intended to provide refresher training to workers who have already attended a certified CPR training program.

    First-Aid Refresher
    Many accidents and injuries can occur in the workplace. Having a workplace first-aid program minimizes these risks by giving the injured or sick person some basic treatment until professional emergency medical service personnel can arrive. This course IS NOT designed to be a primary or introductory lesson on first-aid and emergency response; rather it is intended to provide refresher training to workers who have already attended an initial first-aid training program.

    OSHA Safety & Health
    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), part of the U.S. Department of Labor, has a mission to save lives, prevent injuries and protect the health of America’s workers. OSHA does this by collaborating with workplaces to build worker safety and health programs that prevent problems before they occur. Regardless of company size or industry types, workers can intentionally or accidentally be placed in harm’s way. Workplace accidents not only impact the person suffering an injury, but also have a severe financial impact on the organization and can lead to government sanctions. Smart businesses know this, and work with OSHA and other organizations to prevent problems before they occur.

    Safe Lifting Practices
    Every year, many workers suffer back injuries caused when they improperly lift and carry heavy loads. This can affect most every worker in any industry, from an officer worker moving a box of copy paper to a carpenter constructing a building. This course discusses several tactics to help workers properly lift and carry heavy loads.

    Enroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!
    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
    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
    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.
    This class is an independent-study course. Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material. A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

    Product Type:
    Course Type:
    Career Training Program
    12 months
    Avg Completion:
    6 Months

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        • Take advantage of real-world experience outside of the classroom with an employer-based externship program
        • Work with a career counselor to schedule your certification exam (if applicable)
        • Complete an employer-ready resume with a career coach
        • Participate in live mock interviews and job guidance sessions

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