Advanced Personal Fitness Training - 600 Hours
The Advanced Personal Trainer non-degree program is a six hundred-hour (600 hours) program divided into three modules all of which will be two hundred hours long. Health and Nutrition Coaching (200 hours), this module addresses the emotional/mental/psychological issues and the proposal of strategies to assist clients to be adherent and successful through positive behavior change. Corrective Exercise & Advanced Special Populations (200 hours) this module addresses a multitude of diseased populations which are currently considered to be the most prevalent. It is estimated that 80% of the client’s that Personal Trainers see will be classified as a special population. And a Youth Fitness (200 hours) this module will give Personal Trainers the resources to address nutritional programming, training programs and adherence and behavioral strategies for both the child and the parent. In summary, this Advanced program is designed to educate students in the area of Health and Nutrition Coaching for the whole body and mind.
Upon completion of this program graduates will be able to seek employment as a Health & Nutrition Coach at gyms, rehabilitation centers, athletic programs, and other places where health and fitness is offered. Students will be able to design and implement safe and effective Personal Fitness Training programs specific to Youth Fitness and Special Population clients.
The U.S. Health Coaching Market
Health coaching has emerged as a $6 billion service market, with a strong career outlook. Health educators advise and motivate clients to change bad lifestyle habits and to manage chronic conditions such as diabetes. Eighty six percent of the nations $2.7 trillion annual healthcare expenditures are for people with chronic and mental conditions. These costs can be reduced with health coach programs for employees and plan members to improve their lifestyles, eliminate bad habits, encourage better nutrition and exercise, and manage their chronic conditions.