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Course Description

Becoming a professional personal trainer means stepping into one of the fastest growing careers in the world.  If offers a healthy way to earn a living, the opportunity to run your own business or work for an established center, to freelance, buy a franchise or run a specialized fitness boutique. It is a service you can offer in your client's homes, outdoors, in any city and in any country.  The versatility of the personal training career is endless. 

In this class you will be provided the opportunity to work through your own personal business plan, guided through the set-up of your business, goals, how to attain and retain clients, grow your business, market and hire staff as needed.  Your assignments will allow you to develop work flow charts, understand good business practices and design your individual client programming.  You will get instruction on strategies for training various ages and how to communicate with a client about their goals and expectations.

As you learn and follow the instructional steps to sign up for an accreditation class, plan for the business style you desire and create systems for work flow, you will finish knowing exactly how to proceed and with a plan that will propel you to success as a professional personal trainer.   This class will lead you toward the accomplishment of your career goal and the possibilities that career offers.

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics

Lesson 1: Skills, Requirements, and Certifications

Lesson 2: Setting up Shop: Equipment, Space, Money

Lesson 3. Setting goals or simply wishing?

Lesson 4: The Business Plan

Lesson 5: Sound Business Practices and Business Models

Lesson 6: Growing, Marketing and Retaining Clients

Lesson 7: Hiring the Right People

Lesson 8: Documentation of Work Flow

Lesson 9: The Client: Needs, Wants, Goals, Interaction, Expectations, and retention

Lesson 10: Designing a Program and Teaching Strategies

Lesson 11. Keeping It Fresh and Fun and Moving Forward

Lesson 12: Maintaining a Work-life Balance

Course Materials

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Grading Policy

Several lessons will be accompanied by a written assignment and a brief quiz. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what a personal trainer is and the skills, requirements, and certifications you'll need to get started.
  • Define the business plan.
  • Describe sound business practices and business models.
  • Know growing, marketing and retaining clients.
  • Describe documentation of work flow.
  • Identify the client for your services.
  • Know designing a program and teaching strategies, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Quiz50
Lesson 2 Quiz50
Lesson 3 Quiz50
Lesson 4 Quiz50
Lesson 5 Quiz50
Lesson 6 Quiz50
Lesson 7 Quiz50
Lesson 8 Quiz50
Lesson 9 Quiz50
Lesson 10 Quiz50
Lesson 11 Quiz50
Lesson 12 Quiz50
The Final Exam300
Total Points:900

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