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DESCRIPTION: Instruct fitness enthusiasts in the fundamental basics of exercise physiology, anatomy, kinesiology, program design, etc. Our 9-week personal fitness trainer course has a 16-hour practical and a 16-hour core knowledge program format.
POSITION # 1: Core knowledge lecturer
POSITION # 2: Practical training instructors
JOB REQUIREMENTS TO TEACH FITNESS COURSES
Core knowledge lecturer:
- Instructors must have a B.S. degree or higher directly related to the exercise/fitness or health field.
- Preferred 3 years or more experience in the field.
- At least 3-5 professional non client references.
Practical training instructor:
- Nationally certified for at least 3 years and working in the field.
- Degree preferred but not required.
- At least 3-5 professional non client references
- Pay range is $25.00 – $35.00 to start per hour. (Depending on background)
- Year round part time work (primarily weekends or weeknights/ 2-4 hours) is available for this national fitness course.
For more information on how to join the WITS faculty team please contact or send resume to:
Becky Bentley: email@example.com
1-888-330-9487 / in Virginia 757-428-4796 / fax 757-428-3873
Personal Trainer Course Syllabus
Course Textbook: Howley, Edward T. and Thompson, Dixie L. 2012. Fitness Professional’s Handbook. 7th Edition. Champaign, IL, Human Kinetics.
This course is designed for current and future fitness professionals who are interested in helping individuals, communities, and groups gain the benefits of participating in regular physical activity in a positive and safe environment. This course includes guidelines for laboratory testing used in a health and fitness setting and for exercise programming both in healthy populations and in populations with special needs.
Course Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to do the following:
- Conduct and analyze a heath screening interview.
- List risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
- Explain the ACSM/AHA Physical Activity and Public Health Guidelines.
- Classify bones by shape, and explain ossification and bone mineral density.
- Explain how bones and muscles work together to form a biomechanical lever system.
- Define torque, and explain how it varies through the joint range of motion.
- Describe anaerobic and aerobic energy pathways, and explain which substrates are recruited for exercise of varying intensity and duration.
- Define VO2 max, and explain how it is used to determine exercise intensity.
- List the six essential nutrients, and explain the role of each in energy production, performance and health.
- Explain how nutrition and exercise influence body weight, and provide guidelines for a healthy and effective weight loss program.
- Develop and implement exercise programs for cardio respiratory and musculoskeletal fitness.
- Name groups that are considered special populations, and explain the precautions and recommendations for safe and effective fitness programming for each.
- Describe the phases of behavior change, and explain how they apply to beginning a fitness program.
- Discuss strategies for minimizing injury during exercise.
- Discuss liability and legal issues pertaining to fitness professionals.
W.I.T.S. is an approved CEU provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), Veterans Training and Education, the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). The American Council on Education has recommended undergraduate academic credits for this course.