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Advanced Personal Fitness Training - 600 Hours

The Advanced Personal Trainer non-degree program is a six hundred-hour (600 hour) program divided into three modules all of which will be two hundred hours long. Health and Wellness Coaching (200 hours), Advanced Special Populations (200 hours) and a Youth Fitness (200 hours). This program is designed to education students in the area of Health and Nutrition Coaching for the whole body and mind. Students will be educated on the unique needs of the Youth Fitness clients. The program also includes an in depth focus on the needs of special populations, including assessment and corrective exercise treatments.

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.

Program Objectives

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.

Health and Wellness Coaching Module (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.

Communication and Coaching
Psychological Aspects of Behavior Change
Interpersonal & Social Influences on Behavior Change
Nutritional Programming for Special Populations
Evaluating the Metabolic Process of Different Diets
Macronutrient and Micronutrient Meal Planning
Modern Meal Planning

Advanced Special Populations Module (200 Hours)- this course 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.

Assessing for Human Movement Dysfunction
Corrective Exercise Strategies for Orthopedic Pathologies
Assessing for Biomechanical joint Dysfunction
Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disorders
Training Special Populations
Metabolic Conditions & Disorders
Pulmonary Disorders & conditions
Cardiovascular Conditions and Disorders
Immunologic & Hematologic Disorders
Neuromuscular Conditions & Disorders
Cognitive Conditions & Disorders
Cancer, Seniors, and Female Specific Disorders
Health Appraisal and Fitness Assessments

Advanced Youth Fitness (200 Hours) –Advanced Youth Fitness 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.

Anatomical & Physiological Considerations for Youth Training
Strength & Conditioning for the Youth Populations
Training the Components of the Youth Training Models

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NPTI Orlando Class Dates 2020-2021 600 Course