Director of Education
Chris is a British educated and trained Teacher/Sport and Exercise Scientist who has been working in the health & fitness industry for the last 28 years. He received his Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Sport and Exercise Sciences from Cheltenham & Gloucestershire College of Higher Education, and then progressed onto attaining a Masters with Distinction in Sport Sciences from Brunel University, UK. He acquired his Post-Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) and qualified teaching status (QTS) from Greenwich University, UK, and has held the highest industry recognized Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) since 1997. In addition, he is a member of the Coalition Register of Exercise Professional (CREP’s) with a proactive role in teaching industry accredited Continuing Educational Units/Credits (CEU’s) to personal trainers, fitness professionals, medical professionals, and strength and conditioning specialists.
Chris’ prior teaching history include establishing and program managing the BTEC Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science from 2005 to 2010 at Hertford Regional College (HRC), UK. During this period he constructed and coordinated the syllabus timetable and delegated modules/units to members of the sports science team for delivery. He also lectured extensively on the YMCA Personal Trainer program at Hertford Regional College and the College of North East London (CONEL). During this time Chris was rigorously assessed by OFSTED and Quality Improvement in Learning and Teaching (QUILT) inspected, and was awarded outstanding for his theory and practical teaching skills.
For the last eight years, he has been employed as the Director of Education for the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI) in Orlando, Florida, delivering the Diploma in Personal Training. This is an accredited Higher Education course which teaches international and home-grown students the sciences and practical applications of a modern day Personal Trainer. His job responsibilities include constructing and delivering a full-time 600-hour syllabus in accordance with designated resources, writing, invigilating and assessing theory exams, preparing schemes of work and lesson plans, assessing and overseeing that the neurodiversity of all students are met and, coordinating other teaching members of faculty to ensure the highest teaching standards are always maintained.