Program Design for Personal Trainers
3 Continuing Education Hours*
CEU/CEC Credits By Certifying Body
*Based on NASM requirements
This course is designed to equip personal trainers with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively design fitness programs. Participants will delve into the significance of program design, learn to differentiate between various types, and understand how to align these designs with client needs and objectives. This course also covers how to evaluate client needs, make informed decisions in the program design process, and adjust these designs based on client progress. Additionally, you'll learn strategies to prevent and manage setbacks in training, recognize common mistakes in program design and client management, and apply your acquired knowledge to create personalized, effective fitness programs. By the end of this course, you'll be well-prepared to help your clients achieve their fitness goals.
Upon completing the course, participants will be able to:
- Analyze the concept and significance of program design in personal training.
- Identify and differentiate between various types of program design, including split training, circuit training, vertical loading, horizontal loading, and peripheral heart action.
- Evaluate client needs, including goals, fitness levels, limitations or injuries, training experience, and time availability.
- Formulate a program design that aligns with client needs and objectives, taking into account fitness levels, experience, time availability, and equipment/facility availability.
- Appraise the advantages, benefits, and considerations for each program design type.
- Synthesize information to make informed decisions in the program design process, considering client factors, goals, and long-term sustainability.
- Modify program design based on client progress, utilizing data and monitoring techniques to track progress and make appropriate adjustments.
- Implement strategies to prevent and manage setbacks in client training, including methods for helping clients overcome setbacks and preventing future setbacks.
- Recognize common mistakes in program design and client management, such as overtraining, undertraining, and not listening to the client.
- Apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the course to devise personalized and effective fitness programs for clients.