LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 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 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 an alternative certification track through NASM or ACE. 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.