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Advanced Personal Fitness Trainer

$2,995.00 (USD)





  1. Introduction to Exercise Science: Level I (Anatomy and Kinesiology)
    1. Define Kinesiology, Functional Anatomy, and Biomechanics
    2. Identify Skeletal Structures and Primary, Secondary, and Stabilizing Muscles
    3. Understand Terminology Used to Describe Body Part Locations, Reference Positions, Planes of Motion, and Anatomical Directions
    4. Understand Functional Anatomy, Muscle Contractions, and the Effects of Exercise Placed on Joint Structures During Exercise Movements
  2. Introduction to Exercise Science: Level II (Exercise Physiology)
    1. Understand the Reactions and Functions of the Muscular, Skeletal, and Cardiorespiratory Systems With and Without Exercise Conditioning
    2. Review Enzymes in Their Role as a Catalyst in Cellular Reactions and Nutrients Used as Fuels During Exercise
    3. Identify High-energy Phosphates and Interactions Between Aerobic and Anaerobic ATP Production During Exercise
    4. Understand Neuromuscular Function and the Physiology of Exercise in Relation to Exercise Programs and Environmental Factors
  3. Health-Risk Profiles and Fitness Assessment Techniques
    1. Understand the Process of Conducting an Initial Health and Fitness Evaluation
    2. Define Client-screening Procedures, Medical and Health History Intake Forms, PAR-Q, and Informed Consent Forms
    3. Learn How to Perform Fitness and Health Assessments, including Posture, Cardiorespiratory Endurance, Joint Range of Motion (ROM), Body-fat Analysis, Blood Pressure, and Body Measurements
    4. Understand the Goals and Objectives of the Client and Learn the Importance of Building a Long-term Relationship
  4. Business Administration and Management Aspects for Personal Trainers
    1. Develop a Personal Career Track
    2. Analyze the State of the Fitness Industry and Personal Training Market
    3. Learn to Manage and Administer a Personal Training Department, Studio, or Business
    4. Learn Business Fundamentals in Accounting, Sales, Management, Marketing, and Business Plan Development
  5. Designing Exercise Prescriptions for Normal and Special Populations
    1. Principles of Exercise Prescription Development, Including Resistance and Weight Training, Flexibility, and Cardiovascular Programming
    2. Review the Specific Physiological Reasons to Initiate an Exercise Program and to Discontinue an Exercise Program
    3. How Exercise Is Related to and Can Help Normal to Special Populations and Conditions
    4. Document and Report Your Client's Exercise Prescription Evaluation Results and Progress
  6. Nutritional Analysis and Management
    1. Vitamins, Minerals, Proteins, Carbohydrates, Fats, and Supplements
    2. Partner With Registered Dieticians to Develop Healthy Eating Plans for Your Clients
    3. Learn the Effects of Nutrition on the Exerciser and Non-exerciser
    4. Foster Healthful Eating Habits by Identifying and Implementing Beneficial Practices
  7. The Science and Biomechanics of Resistance and Weight Training Techniques
    1. A Systematic Approach to Developing Resistance and Weight Training Programs for all Age Groups
    2. Understand Training Volume, Sets, Repetitions, Load, Frequency, and Rest Periods
    3. Key Biomechanical and Scientific Principles
    4. Design Resistance Training Programs and Implement Biomechanical Elements Into Creating Safe, Effective, and Efficient Exercise Movements
  8. Functional Flexibility, Core, and Balance Training
    1. Principles and Techniques for Flexibility, Core, and Balance Training
    2. Understanding and Implementing Functional Training and Stabilization Movements Into a Comprehensive Exercise Program
    3. The Structures of the Core Complex and Secondary Muscular Structures
    4. The Roles of Muscles During Balance and Flexibility Training
  9. Elective Program: Optional Field Internship in Personal Training
    1. Intern for a total of six weeks/60 hours with professionals in the fitness and health industry for a practical experience working with members at fitness facilities and health centers
    2. Network and interact with professionals in the health and fitness industry
    3. Develop a professional goal statement and review career opportunities
    4. Improve your ability to obtain employment or operate your own health and fitness facility





University of New Mexico, Continuing Education Division
Division of Continuing Education
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Albuquerque, NM 87131 US

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