ED-HF-102 Personal Fitness Trainer Associate

Price: 
$4,000.00
Category: 
Health & Fitness
Combined Hours: 
720
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
Bundled Courses:
Personal Fitness Trainer Level 1
Personal Fitness Trainer Level 2
Kinesiology
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Fitness trainers and instructors lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercise (exercises for the heart and blood system), strength training, and stretching. They work with people of all ages and skill levels. Our two level fitness program coupled with Kinesiology will prepare students for a career in fitness training.

Personal Fitness Trainer Level 1

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

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

Kinesiology

Muscles play a vital role in our everyday lives, without them we wouldn’t be able to function. In our Kinesiology course, you will discover how muscles function as movers, antagonists, and stabilizers in the human body and the fundamentals of concentric, eccentric, and isometric muscle contractions. This course also explores the bones, landmarks, and joints of the body, and presents a thorough explanation of muscle function. It provides clinical applications related to key kinesiology concepts and clearly explains terminology needed for working in any rehabilitative practice field. 

** Course Subject to Change.

Personal Fitness Trainer Level 1

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify current trends in the field of personal training
  • Recall biomechanics and nutritional needs for fitness
  • Define coaching and behavior modification theory
  • Identify the steps for an initial client screening and exercise program development
  • Recognize the principles for starting your own personal training business

Personal Fitness Trainer Level 2

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the principles of physiology, nutrition and body composition
  • Identify the steps to perform a health screening and fitness assessment tests and procedures
  • Recall the basics of exercise prescription for chronic diseases, such as pulmonary or cardiorespiratory disease
  • Identify the benefits and risks of regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight 
  • Recite factors to consider when forming an exercise prescription for patients and population

Kinesiology

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the basic fundamentals of structure and motion
  • Recall how muscles functions as movers, antagonists and stabilizers in the human body
  • Recognize the concentric, eccentric and isometric muscle contractions found in the human body
  • Name the clinical applications related to key kinesiology concepts
  • List the terminology needed to work in the rehabilitation field

Personal Fitness Trainer Level 1

Personal Fitness Trainer 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

Personal Fitness Trainer 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

Personal Fitness Trainer 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

Personal Fitness Trainer 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 

Personal Fitness Trainer 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

Personal Fitness Trainer 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

Personal Fitness Trainer 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

Personal Fitness Trainer 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

Personal Fitness Trainer 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

Personal Fitness Trainer 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 

Personal Fitness Trainer 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
    **Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Personal Fitness Trainer Level 2

Personal Fitness Trainer 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

Personal Fitness Trainer 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

Personal Fitness Trainer 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

Personal Fitness Trainer 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

Personal Fitness Trainer 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

Personal Fitness Trainer 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

Personal Fitness Trainer 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 

Personal Fitness Trainer 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

Personal Fitness Trainer 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

Personal Fitness Trainer 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
     

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Kinesiology

Kinesiology Module 1
Mapping the Human Body

  • Major Divisions of the Human Body
  • Major Body Parts
  • Joints Between Body Parts
  • Movement of Body Parts
  • Regions of the Body
  • Anatomic Position
  • Location Terminology
  • Anterior/Posterior
  • Planes & Axes

Kinesiology Module 2
Skeletal Osteology: Study of the Bones

  • Skeletal Tissues
  • Functions of Bones
  • Bone Development & Growth
  • Fascia
  • Tendons and Ligaments
  • Bones of the Human Body
  • Bones of the Head & Spine
  • Entire Lower Extremity
  • Entire Upper Extremity

Kinesiology Module 3
Joint Terminology and Classification

  • Overview of Joint Function
  • Axial & Nonaxial Motion
  • Roll and Spin Axial Movements
  • Flexion/Extension
  • Hyperextension
  • Anatomy of a Joint
  • Physiology of a Joint
  • Joint Mobility vs. Joint Stability
  • Joint Classification

Kinesiology Module 4
Joints of the Axial Body and Lower Extremity

  • Suture Joints of the Skulls
  • Spinal Joints
  • Cervical Spine
  • Thoracic Spine
  • Rib Joints of the Thorax
  • Pelvis & Pelvic Movement
  • Hip Joint
  • Overview of the Knee Joint Complex
  • Overview of the Ankle/Foot Region

Kinesiology Module 5
Joints of the Upper Extremity and Actions of Muscles

  • Shoulder Joint Complex
  • Elbow Joint Complex
  • Radioulnar Joints
  • Wrist Joint Complex
  • Overview of the Skeletal Muscles of the Body
  • Extrinsic and Intrinsic Muscles of the Finger Joints
  • Muscles of the Facial Expression
  • Muscles of the Ankle and Subtalar Joints

Kinesiology Module 6
Anatomy and Physiology of Muscle Tissue and How They Function

  • Skeletal Muscle
  • Skeletal Muscle Cells
  • Muscular Fascia
  • Sliding Filament Mechanism
  • Motor Unit
  • What Happens When a Muscle Contracts and Shortens?
  • Rubber Band Exercise
  • Lines of Pull of a Muscle
  • Determining Functional Groups

Kinesiology Module 7
Muscle Contractions and Roles of Muscles

  • Concentric, Eccentric, and Isometric Contractions
  • Relating Muscle Contraction and the Sliding Filament Mechanism
  • Mover Muscles
  • Antagonist Muscles
  • Fixator/Stabilizer Muscles
  • Concept of Fixation and Core Stabilization
  • Neutralizer Muscles
  • Synergists
  • Coordinating Muscle Roles

Kinesiology Module 8
Joint Motion and Muscle Contraction

  • Active vs. Passive Range of Motion
  • Resisted Motion/Manual Resistance
  • Muscle Palpation
  • Partial Contraction of a Muscle
  • Muscle Fiber Architecture
  • Active Insufficiency
  • Leverage of a Muscle
  • Classes of Levers

Kinesiology Module 9
Biomechanics and Neuromuscular System

  • A Brief Introduction to Forces
  • Basic Principles of Mechanics
  • Describing Human Movement
  • Describing the Forces of Human Movement
  • Overview of the Nervous System
  • Reciprocal Inhibition
  • Overview of Proprioception
  • Muscle Spindles
  • Golgi Tendon Organs

Kinesiology Module 10
Posture, Gait, and Postural Distortion Patterns

  • Importance of Good Posture
  • Ideal Standing Plumb Line Posture
  • Analyzing Plumb Line Postural Distortions
  • Gait Cycle
  • Lower Crossed Syndrome
  • Upper Crossed Syndrome
  • Flat Back
  • Scoliosis
  • Over-pronation
  • Hammertoes

Kinesiology Module 11
Stretching and Exercise

  • Basic Stretching Techniques
  • Static Stretching vs. Dynamic Stretching
  • Pin & Stretch Technique
  • Contract Relax & Agonist Contract
  • Reasons for Exercise
  • Types of Exercise
  • Types of Resistance
  • Execution of Exercise
  • Exercise Technique

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

All course materials included.

Personal Fitness Trainer Level 2

Upon successful completion of our Personal Fitness Trainer Level 1 and 2 courses, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a Personal Fitness Trainer in a health & fitness setting and will be prepared to sit for the ACSM national certification exam to become a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT).

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general 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)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs 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)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player