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    Certified Fitness Instructor


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    Hours: 985
    Duration: 12 months

    Language: English

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    Certification included

    To request more information, you can contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    Online courses are accessible 24/7/365 and self-paced, allowing you to progress at your own pace on your own schedule. They can be taken from anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. Classroom courses have a set schedule of the days and times the courses will be held, and you must attend during those specific times.

    Find out if online learning is right for you by contacting our team of registration advisers. Our team is available to answer any of your questions about taking an online course before you commit to enrolling. We will walk you through what to expect to ensure you are making the right decision. You can contact a registration adviser today via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    No, you are not required to have a diploma or higher education degree to enroll in an online course. However, some occupations may require minimum educational thresholds for employment or certification. For more information on your desired career requirements, please contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    To take an online course, you will need to have access to an internet connection and an internet ready device such as a laptop, PC, or tablet. For course specific requirements, please visit the course page or contact a registration adviser today.

    Our courses are developed with multiple formats including text, audio, video, and interactivity. Our courses also include multiple resources and tools which can include flashcards, games, activities, and more.

    No, you can take the online courses from anywhere in the world.

    We participate in several financial assistance options including third party funding, both military and non-military. To request more information on the financial assistance options available and check your eligibility, contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    Duration is the amount of time you will receive access to your course. Durations vary by course and range between 1 month and 12 months. If you complete your course before your duration ends you will continue to have access to your course until the duration period ends.

    Many of our career training programs include certification vouchers. This means that at the successful completion of your course, at no additional charge, you will receive an exam voucher for the corresponding industry certification. This voucher will allow you to register and sit for the appropriate certification exam to obtain your industry credential.

    Our online courses are open enrollment, so you can start immediately. If you are using any third-party funding to cover your course tuition, your start date may be a future date determined by your funding program.

    Once enrolled, you will be assigned a client adviser who will provide you with customer and technical support. Your client adviser will supply you with your course access information, any needed materials, and be available to answer any questions you have during your training experience. They will regularly check-in with you to monitor your progress and assist you with staying on track. You will also be assigned to a course mentor who will provide curriculum support throughout your training. Your mentor is available to answer any questions you have on your course curriculum, will monitor your progress and understanding of the curriculum, and may give assignments or quizzes.

    If you experience any trouble accessing your course including technical issues or lost login credentials, please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

    We strive to provide a fully online experience for students however some of our training courses include physical materials or equipment. Courses that have materials shipped directly to students will be shipped within 7 business days of registration. Some training courses have material for different sections and these courses may require multiple shipments as you completed stages of your course.

    Our goal for students is to successfully complete their training course and achieve their career goals. We understand that extenuating circumstances can interfere with your ability to complete your course in the duration given. Because of this we have free or low-cost extensions available for our courses upon request. To discuss or request an extension please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

    Upon successful completion of your course and fulfillment of any outstanding financial obligations, you will receive your certificate of completion. Certificates are provided to you within 30 days of completion. Your certificate will validate the training course you completed with a stamp of completion.

    Students that successfully complete our career training programs are assigned a career development adviser who will coordinate placement at a local externship or hands on opportunity. These opportunities are optional and may vary based on availability and occupation. Your career development adviser will also provide job search services such as: resume building, mock interviews, job opportunity resources, and more. Our professional enrichment courses do not come with a career adviser or career services.

    Program Description

    This comprehensive and detailed course will not only help you become a better fitness instructor but also prepare you for the ACSM's Certified Personal Trainer certification. Good fitness instructors are not only an asset to a gym but can also establish their own health and fitness brand or business. If you’re looking to become better as a fitness instructor, opting for an industry recognized certification is a good idea. Our program is designed to not just help with this certification but also become a fitness instructor who can change the lives of people for the better. Our personal trainer certification program focuses on the following areas: • The biomechanics of body fitness • Food nutrition and meal planning in fitness • Behavior modification theory • Client screening when developing an exercise program • Starting your own business and addressing legal issues • Understanding the principles of physiology and body composition • Designing a personalized exercise routine for people with compromised health or specific health issues. • How to market and price your services The program also makes use of the Co-Active Coaching Model with a focus on relationship building, healthy communication and coaching to bring out transformational change. This program also comes with a preparation book and as well as an exam voucher for the ACSM's Certified Personal Trainer certification.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, students will be proficient in: • Current trends in the field of personal training • Biomechanics and nutritional needs for fitness • Coaching and behavior modification theory • The steps for an initial client screening and exercise program development • Principles for starting your own business and how to address legal issues • Principles of physiology, nutrition and body composition • The steps to perform a health screening and fitness assessment tests and procedures • Basics of exercise prescription for chronic diseases, such as pulmonary or cardiorespiratory disease • Benefits and risks of regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight • Factors to consider when forming an exercise prescription for patients and specific populations • Ways to design a personal training business • Strategies to use to find the perfect location and set up a business • How to choose the right exercise equipment • Ways to price services and market a personal training business • Strategies to use to find the perfect location and set up a business • Fundamentals of co-active coaching and each of its four cornerstones • Ways to succeed using co-active coaching contexts • Co-active coaching principles and practices • Structuring a coaching business and how to make it a profession

    Courses Included

    • Personal Fitness Trainer Level 1
    • Personal Fitness Trainer Level 2
    • Start Your Own Personal Training Business
    • Coaching: Transforming Business & Personal Lives
    • Personal Excellence


    Personal Fitness Trainer: • Introduction to the Field and Profession of Personal Training • Anatomy, Kinesiology and Biomechanical Principles • Exercise Physiology and Nutrition • Behavior Change and Client Focus • Coaching and Initial Client Consultation • Screening and Fitness Assessments • Program Design and Resistance Training Programs • Cardiorespiratory and Flexibility Programs • Functional Movement Assessments and Session Components • Program Options and Special Populations • Business Planning and Legal Issues • Physical Activity and Pre-exercise Evaluation • Health-Related Physical Fitness Testing & Interpretation • Clinical Exercise Testing and Interpretation • General Principles of Exercise • Exercise Prescriptions for Healthy Populations with Special Considerations • Environmental Considerations for Exercise Prescription • Exercise for Cardiac, Peripheral, Cerebrovascular, and Pulmonary Disease • Exercise for Metabolic Disease and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors • Populations with Other Chronic Diseases and Health Conditions • Behavioral Theories and Strategies for Promoting Exercise • Designing Your Business • Locating and Setting Up Your Business • Setting Yourself Apart • Marketing and Fitness Tales • The Fundamentals of Co-Active Coaching • Co-Active Coaching Contexts • Co-Active Coaching Principles and Practices



    There are no specific prerequisites for this course.


    • Co-Active Coaching: Changing Business, Transforming Lives
    • Start Your Own Coaching Business
    • ACSM's Certification Review
    • ACSM’s Resources for the Personal Trainer

    Technical Requirements

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements: Internet Connection • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless) Hardware Requirements • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended Software Requirements • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx) • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended • Cookies MUST be enabled • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled) • Adobe PDF Reader


    ACSM Certified Personal Trainers® are fitness professionals who develop and implement personalized exercise programs for individuals across a diverse set of health and fitness backgrounds, from professional athletes to individuals only recently cleared to exercise. Becoming an ACSM CPT means that you’ll have the practical and scientific knowledge to work in a variety of facilities, including health clubs, gyms, university, corporate, and community or public fitness centers, and positions ranging from freelance to full-time and beyond. ACSM Certified Personal Trainers® are respected across the industry as high-achieving, knowledgeable professionals who represent the gold standard of health fitness certifications, no matter where their career takes them. ACSM Certified Personal Trainers® are motivated fitness leaders, backed by knowledge and abilities that set the standard for the industry. Qualifications and Requirements for Certification: 18 Years of Age or Older High School Diploma or the Equivalent Adult CPR/AED Certification Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.


    • 100% Online, Self-Paced • Open Enrollment • Admissions and Student Support • Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content • Industry Certification Exam, when applicable • Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion

    Career Services

    Students that successfully complete our career training are given a full years access to our modern day career services. With our career services, students are provided a multitude of career development tools to help launch their career quickly and successfully. These tools include:

    • Certification Exam Voucher and Registration Assistance (If Applicable)
    • Resume Building Assistance
    • Externship or Shadowing Placement
    • Career Coaching
    • Employer Skills Matching
    • And More!

    We are dedicated to serving our students on their unique career development journey. Whether you are transitioning to a new career, entering the workforce for the first time, or an experienced professional looking to climb the corporate ladder, our career services team can provide you with professional development tools applicable for any stage of your career.

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