Personal Trainer Certification Curriculum

(50-Hour Program)

I. Business, Marketing, Ethics (CPT102): 8 hours

  • Forms
  • Marketing & Career Opportunities
  • Client Documentation
  • Liability Release Business Documentation
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Health & Wellness Ethics

II. Anatomy & Physiology (CPT101): 9 hours

  • Terminology
  • Body System Physiology
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biometrics
  • Prime Movers
  • Agonist vs. Antagonist
  • Applied Kinesiology
  • HIV/Aids

III. Nutritional Principle (CPT103): 8 hours

  • Calories
  • Body Composition
  • Food Pyramid
  • Proteins
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fats
  • Supplements
  • Aspects of Fitness

IV. Flexibility & Stretching (CPT104): 7 hours

  • Self Stretch
  • Facilitated Client Stretch (passive & active)
  • Defining PNF, Static, Ballistic, Passive & Active Stretches
  • Hands on simulation

V. Strengthening (CPT105): 8 hours

  • Isometric training
  • Proper use of Gym Equipment
  • Hands on Simulation
  • Thera-Band resistance training
  • Core Training-Stability
  • Ball Exercise Physiology

VI. Client Assessment (CPT106): 10 hours

  • Case Studies
  • Postural Analysis
  • Health Screening
  • Motivation/Communication
  • Cardiorespiratory endurance Strength vs. Weakness
  • Analyzing Muscle Performance
  • Home training/Gym training
  • Special Health Concerns
  • Case Studies: Including youth and seniors.
  • Safety