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Get the foundations of fitness with our online personal trainer course offered through Ed2Go Online Careers. The course is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and will help you reach your first-level goal. Prepare for the NASM certification exam over the next six months to complete your second-level goal, and be on your way to becoming a personal trainer.

The second part of the class takes place in-person at the Institute of Community Wellness and Athletics for in-class instruction. Here, you will gain the skills to work with clients to create effective fitness plans, and learn to properly evaluate your clients' individual needs.

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This course will prepare you to pass the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) exam and earn your NASM Certified Personal Trainer certification, which is one of the most respected certifications in the fitness industry. Read More...

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Turn your fitness passion into a profession! Learn the knowledge and hands‐on skills to become a certified personal trainer with one of the most highly respected and required certifications in this field ‐ NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine). In this course you will acquire a comprehensive knowledge of human movement science, functional assessment and program design to prepare you for the NCCA accredited NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Certification exam. Discover the power behind Optimum Performance Training (OPT) where you will learn the scientific rationale, teaching tools and the practical experience necessary to perform assessments, create individualized programs including nutrition, training and goal setting for your clients. This course includes the NASM CPT exam which will be scheduled through ICWA with access for up to 6 months after successfully completing the course. Course books and materials are provided for this class. Please register early to guarantee course materials available on the first day of class.

38221 | $1,799

Personal Trainer for NASM Certification - Spring 1

02/08/2020 - 03/14/2020
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 1:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Jonathan Smith, RD, LD
Institute of Community Wellness and Athletics

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Health coaching is an expanding professional service in health and wellness. As a promising strategy for helping patients make lifestyle changes, as a health coach you can aid in prevention or management of chronic conditions; such as diabetes or autoimmune disorders. Working alongside a medical professional, a health coach will enhance a patient's ability for goal-setting, improves behaviors related to nutrition, weight management, and medication adherence. This course will prepare you to become certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE). You will receive the ACE Health Coach Manual with practical application of the skills you are learning. The ACE Health Coach exam voucher is included in the tuition. NOTE: Eligibility for ACE HEALTH COACH CERTIFICATION EXAM You must be at least 18 years of age. You must hold a current adult CPR and AED certificate including live skills check.* You must submit supporting documentation for one of the following: 1. Current NCCA-accredited certification█╩ in fitness, nutrition, healthcare, wellness, human resources, or a related field; 2. An associate's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in fitness, exercise science, nutrition, healthcare, wellness, human resources, or a related field, OR two years comparable work experience in any of these specified industries.

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Health Coach for ACE Certification

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This class will be scheduled on a future date. Please check with the Health and Wellness Professions Program Supervisor for more information.


Quick Facts

Employment Data for Fitness Trainers/Instructors
2017 Median Pay $39,210 per year
$18.85 per hour
Entry Level Education High school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-Job Training Short-term on-the-job training
Number of Jobs, 2016 299,200
Job Outlook, 2016-26 10% (faster than average)

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