Courses That You Can Take as a Personal Trainer to learn the Science

Being a personal trainer is something you can consider as a profession, especially if you are into health and fitness. You can share your passion, knowledge, and skills with other people and help them achieve their body goals. It is a rewarding job to guide your clients to be fit and healthy, which is essential in living a happy and long life. 

Consider getting an AED (automated external defibrillator) and CPR (complete cardiopulmonary resuscitation) certifications. They will train you to provide first-aid in case of a medical emergency with your client until professional medical assistance arrives. Almost all organizations giving personal training certification requires this, and getting a certificate from these organizations will help boost your credibility. 

There are also courses that you can take to expand your knowledge and skills in this field. Like the AED and CPR certification, they are not required to offer your service as a personal trainer, but they will increase your credibility. Additionally, more clients will consider hiring you if they know that you underwent various trainings and programs. Below are some of the said courses.

Methodologies of Personal Training

It gives you an overview of your job as a personal trainer, including assessing your clients, getting their feedback, and assessing their overall status or progress. Some of the skills you will get from this program are fitness planning, communication, ethics, and professionalism. 

Introduction to Personal Training

This course will guide you with the basics of having one-on-one training with your clients. It includes kinesiology or the study of human body movement, exercise science, and fitness techniques. The skills that you will achieve are motor learning, scientific principles of exercise, and biomechanics. Besides these courses, it’s also recommended that you get an essential insurance policy for personal trainers like general liability insurance. Unwanted things could happen while training a client, such as an injury. You will be liable for this, and without insurance, the expenses will come out of your pocket. Make sure that you get the right coverage, so you don’t have to worry about these things. 

Physical Fitness

It covers the basics of physical fitness, and it will also teach you to create an exercise plan for your clients. Some skills that you will get are fitness plan creation, client assessment, and methodologies of exercise. 

Strength and Conditioning

One of the common things you will do as a personal trainer is to guide your clients in conditioning and to strengthen their bodies. There is a program that you can take to expand your knowledge in this area. Some of the things that you will learn are techniques on resistance training and proper exercise form.  

Exercise Program Design

This program aims to widen your knowledge in strength, aerobic, and training flexibility for group and individual clients. The skills that you will get include techniques in fitness training, motivational communication, and practices in managing weight.

Exercise Science and Nutrition

You will learn about health, nutrition, exercise, energy balance, and nutritional planning in this program. 

Consider getting these programs or courses to expand your skills and knowledge in personal training. You will gain the trust of more clients if they know that you underwent various types of training. 

Written by Rob Nelson

Rob is an ecologist from the University of Hawaii. He is the co-creator and director of Untamed Science. His goal is to create videos and content that are entertaining, accurate, and educational. When he's not making science content, he races whitewater kayaks and works on Stone Age Man.

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