National Academy of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Training Program

We are British Columbia’s most comprehensive Service, Science & Sales Personal Training Certification Program.

Our Certified Personal Training Career Program follows the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) curriculum through a 3-module fitness education syllabus. All of our personal training program graduates earn a minimum of 15 hours of in club practical experience and mentorship, get guaranteed job placement with our fitness club partners, fitness CPR & AED Certification*, full access to exclusive NASM Certified Personal Training online content, and an opportunity to grow in our partners’ exclusive in house fitness & performance education platform upon successful completion.

Our 7-week Personal Training Career Program includes the following:

Module 1:

Client Interaction & Professional Development

Objectives:

  • Introduction to BCPTI & Sales, Service & Science. Learn about elite opportunities in the industry through BCPTI, set personal goals & understand the importance of professional development to see success.
  • Define the levels and phases of the Optimum Performance Training Model (OPT-Model).
  • Describe functions of Anatomy and Physiology during human movement and exercise.
  • Use anatomical terminology to describe the structure and function of the human body and the systems related to exercise program design.
  • Develop & explain basic training-induced adaptations in energy production.
  • How to develop & write a Trainer Business Plan.
  • Learn how to understand and develop Client Accountability and Program Execution.

Module 2:

Human Movement Assessment & Concepts of Integrated Training 1

Objectives:

  • Understand, mentor and practically apply the Goal Assessment (GA) process.
  • Use anatomical terminology to describe structure and function of the human body as it relates to flexibility training.
  • Define the importance of flexibility, core, and balance training as it relates to the OPT Model.
  • Recognize the general differences in stabilization, strength, and power exercises as they relate to flexibility, core, and balance.
  • Explain basic training-induced adaptations in energy production.
  • Effective first client interaction and Evaluations.

Module 3A:

Concepts of Integrated Training 2 & Nutrition

Objectives:

  • Understand the Consultative Sales process. Define & illustrate the ALARC / ALADDER.
  • Identify and describe exercise progressions and regressions for plyometric, SAQ training, and resistance training.
  • Identify and describe adaptations to resistance training.
  • Explain the resistance training systems and learn to categorize exercises into the proper level of the Optimum Performance Training Model.
  • Define and describe basic nutritional concepts.
  • Identify macronutrient food sources.
  • Ongoing client communications to create/maintain great relationships.
  • Understand, mentor and practically apply the principles of organization to business planning.
  • Define and implement the acute training variables for the OPT Model.
  • Design programs for each phase of the OPT Model.
  • Describe safe and effective use of exercise methods including different exercise modalities.
  • Describe special considerations for effective program design for various populations.
  • Leveraging Social Media as a Personal Trainer.
  • Practice and prepare for exam.

Module 3B:

Functional & Advanced Training

Objectives:

  • Define and illustrate the application of functional training.
  • Learn to detect & correct movement errors in a safe & effective manner.
  • Learn and practically illustrate knowledge of BCPTI designed progression matrixes.
  • Introduction to alternative training methods (Battle Ropes, ViPR / Surge, TRX STC, TRX RIP, Foam Rolling, Kettlebells etc.).
  • Design, mentor and lead functional training programs.
  • Understand the importance of closing, staying in the saddle, hair on fire.

Special note to NASM- CPT program Students

The CPR & AED course is mandatory in order to sit for your certification exam. If students have a current CPR & AED valid for a minimum of 1 calendar year, they are permitted to miss this day of class pending confirmation from the Program Coordinator.

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