Personal Fitness Trainer


Personal Fitness TrainerIf you enjoy sharing your knowledge and experience about health, fitness and exercise with people, educating clients on how to make their exercise experience more effective and enjoyable, then personal training might be the career for you.

At Stautzenberger Institute we offer training in preparation for National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Personal Trainer exam, one of the top certifications in the industry.

The mission of the Personal Fitness Trainer program at Stautzenberger Institute is to provide students with the foundational training in exercise programming, interpersonal communication and marketing that is required in commercial, corporate or private personal fitness training environments.

You will learn the following in the Personal Fitness Trainer program at Stautzenberger Institute:

  • We will ensure you have the basic skills and knowledge needed to start at the entry level of the Personal Fitness Training profession.
  • You will gain an overall understanding of the human anatomy and physiology as it relates to the Personal Fitness Training field.
  • Kinesiology – the mechanical concepts and principles that affect human movement and the basic structure and function of the musculoskeletal system.
  • The effects of exercise and recovery (e.g., sleep, massage) on mental health, physical performance and health-related quality of life.
  • Nutrition in the Personal Trainer setting. How nutrients are digested and absorbed and how a balanced diet can ensure weight loss/gain safely without a loss of energy.
  • Conduct a group exercise class.
  • How to design safe and effective cardiovascular and resistance training programs for novice to advanced clients.
  • Train actual clients in a lab environment using the latest training techniques under instructor supervision.
  • You will be able to asses physical fitness levels and prescribe exercise for apparently healthy individuals.
  • What exercises are best for each muscle group. How training one muscle group will affect another muscle group.
  • What the effects of static stretching vs. dynamic warm-up on athletic performance are.
  • Different areas of the fitness business like different pay structures as well as information on starting your own training business.
  • The difference between working-out and training.
  • Part of the course includes a six-day boot camp in Las Vegas, Nevada, where you will learn and get hands-on training with the latest in fitness equipment and techniques.
  • An externship in an actually fitness facility to learn from trainers in the field.
Graduates will be able to perform a variety of exercise-related assessments and tests, design safe and effective exercise programs, implement safe weight loss/gain programs. The normal time to complete this program for a full-time student is 15 months.

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