ED-CCTP-120 Personal Fitness Instructor Professional Program

Price: 
$3,420.00
Category: 
Health & Fitness, CCTP Programs
Combined Hours: 
615
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported Self-Study Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
Bundled Courses:
Personal Fitness Trainer Level 1
Personal Fitness Trainer Level 2
Start Your Own Personal Training Business
Coaching: Transforming Business and Personal Lives
Personal Excellence
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Our Complete Career Training Programs (CCTP) include both the training you need and the skills you will want in order to be prepared for your new career. We have taken online career programs to a whole new level by bundling our Career Training with Personal Enrichment courses to ensure you have a diversified learning experience.

Our mentor-supported career courses focus on the industry standards that prepare you for your chosen career or certification. You will also get our smaller, four-week long, instructor-led personal enrichment courses to further your employment training.

Sign up today for this all-inclusive career training program!  

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

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.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

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. Our 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.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

Personal Excellence

As a person with unique gifts to offer, it is your responsibility to use your talents wisely and it is your right to enjoy yourself while doing so. In this class we will learn what it takes to develop career-enhancing skills that include: goal setting, time management, and personal organization. You will learn the crucial steps it takes to improve your creative abilities, gain confidence and minimize conflict in your life. Just as a successful business requires a mission and a plan, so does a fulfilling life.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

** 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

Start Your Own Personal Training Business

At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the many ways to design a personal training business
  • List the strategies to use to find the perfect location and set up a business 
  • Recognize ways for choosing the right exercise equipment
  • Recall ways to price services and market a personal training business

Coaching: Transforming Business and Personal Lives

After completing this course you will:

  • Recall the fundamentals of co-active coaching and each of its four cornerstones
  • List ways to succeed using co-active coaching contexts
  • Identify co-active coaching principles and practices
  • Recognize tips for structuring the coaching business and how to make it a profession

Personal Excellence

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define what a strategic plan is and why you need one
  • Recall potential success factors in life 
  • Recognize how to implement goals and follow through on accomplishing them
  • Identify how to select and implement successful strategies

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.**

Start Your Own Personal Training Business

Start Your Own Personal Training Module 1
Designing Your Business

In module 1, we will look at the many areas of instruction and coaching encompasses, including: physiology, kinesiology, injury prevention, fitness assessment, sports training, and nutrition. Afterwards, we will look at the elements of a business plan, the legal structure of your business, insurances and licenses and permits. 

  • What Do Personal Trainers Do?
  • Business Plan Elements
  • The Competitor You Can’t See
  • Structuring Your Business
  • Professional Advisors

Start Your Own Personal Training Module 2
Locating and Setting Up Your Business

There are several ways to keep your costs and risk factors down the first few years of growing your business.  In this module, we will look at strategies to use to maximize your income.  Additionally, we will take a look at setting up your website and come up with marketing slogans and hook words. 

  • Where to Set Up?
  • Operating in Cyberspace
  • Email Dos and Don’ts
  • Words are Hooks
  • Building Relationships Take Time

Start Your Own Personal Training Module 3
Setting Yourself Apart

Module 3 will go over the ways the health and fitness industry is changing and what you can do to meet these challenges.   We will also take a look at the start-up costs of starting your own business, including the business and exercise equipment.  When starting your own business, you also have to consider who you will hire and for what positions.  In module 3, we will look at how to maximize your human resources. 

  • Trends
  • Functional Training
  • Sources of Startup Funds
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Maximizing Your Human Resources

Start Your Own Personal Training Module 4
Marketing and Fitness Tales

In this module, we will discuss marketing basics and how to choose the most efficient for your home based business.  Module 4 will also discuss the basics of bookkeeping and how it affects the health of your business and financial status. 

  • Getting the Word Out
  • Promoting Business
  • Pricing Your Services
  • Keeping Records
  • Know What Your Clients Know

Coaching: Transforming Business and Personal Lives

Coaching: Transforming Business and Personal Lives Module 1
The Fundamentals of Co-Active Coaching

Module one will take a look at the fundamentals of co-active coaching and each of its four cornerstones.  We will look at the relationship between the coach and the client and how we, as coaches can guide skillful communication while coaching.

  • Co-Active Coaching Fundamentals
  • The Four Cornerstones of Coaching
  • The Co-Active Coaching Model
  • The Co-Active Coaching Relationship
  • The Listening Coach

Coaching: Transforming Business and Personal Lives Module 2
Co-Active Coaching Contexts

What is intuitive intelligence?  Module two will take a look at your intuition and how to know when it is time to intrude.  We will also take a look at different ways to ask questions and the difference between “dumb” and powerful questions.  Additionally, module two will look at you can use rewards and consequences in coaching and how to use self-management during a coaching session.

  • Using Your Intuition
  • The Value of Curiosity
  • Forward and Deepen
  • Self-Management
  • Forbidden Territory

Coaching: Transforming Business and Personal Lives Module 3
Co-Active Coaching Principles and Practices

In module three we will take a look at the Wheel of Fulfillment and how the Gremlin and fulfillment work together.  We will also look at what causes clients to feel like “enough is enough” in life and how we can use the seven steps to balance to help them put life into perspective.  Module three will also take a look at the client process and how the coach and client work together.

  • The Wheel of Fulfillment
  • Client Balance
  • Enough is Enough
  • Client Process
  • Process Coaching

Coaching: Transforming Business and Personal Lives Module 4
Putting It All Together

Module four will examine the coaching business and how to make it a profession.  Included in this final module will be a close look at the ethics and standards to follow for your business.  We will look at the materials that many coaches use and which works best for each coach/client.  Finally, module four will look at the type of coaching you will focus on and exercises you will use in your sessions.

  • Tips and Traps
  • Structuring the Coaching Business
  • Ethics and Standards
  • Personal Coaching vs. Corporate Coaching
  • Visualization Exercises

Personal Excellence

Personal Excellence Module 1
Your Mission and Vision in Life

In week one, we will learn what a strategic plan is and why you need one in your life. We will also go over the finding your main purpose in life and how to take the steps to reaching that goal of success.

  • Life Strategic Plan
  • Why Have a Strategic Plan
  • Find Your Purpose
  • Your Personal Mission
  • Your Vision of Success

Personal Excellence Module 2
Success Factors in Life

This week we will look at what it is that you need in order to succeed. So many times we are pulled way and distracted by menial things and our success is deferred.

  • Critical Success Factors
  • Finding Your Strengths
  • Finding Your Weaknesses
  • Finding Your Opportunities
  • Finding Your Threats

Personal Excellence Module 3
Steps to Success

What goals would you like to set for yourself? This week we will study how we can implement goals and follow through on accomplishing them. We will touch on time management and how happiness is sometimes left out of our daily schedules.

  • Setting Goals
  • SMART Goals
  • Time and Emotions Study
  • Time Management
  • What Makes You Happy

Personal Excellence Module 4
Creating Your Simplementation Plan

In our final week we will discuss how to select our successful strategies and how to implement them. We will also go over what happens when you are overwhelmed, or feel like there isn’t enough time – there are strategies to help overcome these obstacles. Finally, we will learn how to create our own Simplementation plan and apply it to everyday life.

  • Selecting Successful Strategies
  • Implementing Strategies Into a Plan
  • How to Prioritize
  • Overcoming Obstacles
  • How to Create a Simplementation Plan

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

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 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)
  • Kindle Reader App is 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)
  • Kindle Reader App is 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
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.