This course is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam and become effective personal trainers. Students will also gain knowledge that covers other industry fields; kinesiology, physical therapy, athletic coaching, just to name a few. This course presents the ACE Integrated Fitness Training™ (ACE IFT™) Model as a comprehensive system for designing individualized programs based on each client’s unique health, fitness, and goals. The information covered by this course and the ACE IFT Model will help students learn how to facilitate rapport, adherence, self-efficacy and behavior change in clients, as well as design programs that help clients to improve posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, cardiorespiratory fitness, and muscular endurance and strength. This first semester focuses on Intro to Fitness and Wellness, Legal and Ethical Considerations, CPR/AED - Universal Precautions, Human Anatomy, Biomechanics and Kinesiology, Health Screening, and Fitness Testing.
Course Credit: .5 PE/CTE