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To educate and develop personal trainers who demonstrate technical proficiency, integrity and professionalism.

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    Our full-time, 6 month course dedicated to the future fitness professional.

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CURRICULUM

Do you want to be an elite personal trainer, working with the best of the best? The hands-on Personal Training Master Course program covers everything you need to propell your career as a personal trainer.

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Personal Training Theory and Application (300 hours)

The first section of the Personal Training Master Course, Personal Training Theory and Application, focuses on the fundamentals of how the body functions. Students learn about bones, muscles, and the respiratory system. The curriculum also covers the essentials of designing and implementing exercise
programs.

PTMC-01 – Course and Industry Introduction (11 hours)

An introduction to the school’s mission, facilities, resources, and regulations as well as course expectations. Students learn and discuss what it means to be a personal trainer and identify the qualifications and characteristics necessary to be successful in that role.

PTMC-02 – Kinesiology (18 hours)

Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of body movement and is used to promote health, reduce disease, and improve performance. Students learn the fundamental principles of human movement, including identifying joint actions and planes of motion.

PTMC-03 Skeletal Anatomy (25 hours)

Students perform, demonstrate, teach, and cue exercises. Since no two clients are alike, students learn how to modify each activity based on the client’s unique ability using visual, tactile, and verbal cues.

PTMC-04 – Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Physiology (25 hours)

The word musculoskeletal is a combination of the words “muscular” and “skeletal” and refers to what makes up the body – bones, cartilage, muscles, tendons, membranes, joints, and ligaments. This module focuses on the naming system for all the bones and muscles that work together during movement.

PTMC-05 – Mobility (15 hours)

Students learn about slow and fast-twitch muscle fibers, the three types of muscle contractions, and the chemicals involved in initiating each contraction. They then put this knowledge into practice by creating programs to train power, speed, agility, and quickness (SAQ).

PTMC-06 – Muscle Structure and Function (25 hours)

Students learn about slow and fast-twitch muscle fibers, the three types of muscle contractions, and the chemicals involved in initiating each contraction. They then put this knowledge into practice by creating programs to train power, speed, agility, and quickness (SAQ).

PTMC-07 – Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics (18 hours)

Biomechanics explains the science behind the position and angle of body parts. Students learn the prime (agonist) and opposing (antagonist) muscle movers for exercises and movements in addition to identifying the forces acting upon the body.

PTMC-08 – Cardiorespiratory System and Function (15 hours)

The cardiorespiratory system includes the heart, blood vessels, and blood and transports nutrients like oxygen throughout the body. In this module, students learn to label the heart with its chambers, major vessels, and valves, trace the flow of blood from the right to the left atrium, and identify the sinoatrial
and atrioventricular nodes.

PTMC-09 – Cardiorespiratory Practical Application (15 hours)

In this module, students learn how to measure and improve a client’s cardiovascular fitness. They will also create and coach a fun and engaging group fitness circuit which will strengthen the cardiovascular system, improve overall work capacity, and develop sport-specific energy systems.

PTMC-10 – Nutrition and Bioenergetics (20 hours)

The food we eat is broken down into nutrients that are used by muscles for energy to fulfill specific demands. Students learn to identify the caloric value, role in energy production, and major structural components of macronutrients. In addition, they learn to calculate the caloric deficit required to reach a weight-loss goal.

PTMC-11 – Business of Personal Training (5 hours)

In this module students learn how to build a career as a professional trainer by identifying common challenges, setting clear goals, and creating a plan to achieve those goals.They learn how to determine if a company is the right fit, how to develop a resume, and learn interview skills that set them apart from the competition.

PTMC-12 – Program Design (21 hours)

Students learn the training principles, including progression, overload, and variety so that they can identify the benefits, risks, and options for cardiorespiratory, resistance, and flexibility training. Students then develop an appropriate workout given a list of client’s goals, capabilities, equipment, and schedule.

PTMC-13 – Special Populations and Common Injuries (9 hours)

Students focus on designing specialized exercise programs for various populations, including pregnant women, older adults, younger individuals, and those with injuries. Identifying movements that may not be suitable for certain individuals is a critical aspect for personal trainers.

PTMC-14 – Assessment Skills (24 hours)

Clients have unique goals, so to evaluate their progress, personal trainers need a wide range of assessment tools. In this module, learn how to interview clients to determine their goals, health history, and injuries; calculate target heart rate zones and body mass index; how to measure blood pressure and resting heart rate; and active assessments from muscular endurance and strength testing to
cardiorespiratory assessments and movements screens.

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